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NICKMERCS reveals reason behind Twitch streaming hiatus

Published: 22/May/2020 11:03 Updated: 23/May/2020 8:43

by Jacob Hale

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Popular Twitch streamer Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff has revealed the reason he’s taken a Twitch hiatus citing a “loss of balance” in his life as one of the top names on the platform.

Throughout 2020, Nick has become one of the biggest personalities on Twitch – in February, a report even suggested that he earns more on the platform than the likes of Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney and Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel.

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Though, as they say, money isn’t everything, and this may be Nick’s outlook as he announced that he will be taking a hiatus from streaming for one main reason.

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Nick’s announcement may come as somewhat of a surprise to fans.

Naturally, this may come as somewhat of a shock to his many fans and subscribers, but his reasoning makes sense.

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In the tweet Nick posted announcing the news, he revealed that a “loss of balance” was the reason for making this decision, and went into greater detail.

“Takin’ a little hiatus from the stream game after back to back to back 200+ hour months,” he said in the May 21 post. “In the gym again, workin’ on my health, physical & mental. Also spendin’ some much needed time with the family.”

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Though he reveals that he’ll be live “tomorrow” (Friday, May 22) it’s unclear whether it will just be for one of his regular streams or just a short stream after already taking a couple of days away from the platform.

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Consecutive months amassing over 200 hours on stream is no small task, so it’s not a surprise that Nick might feel that he’s overdoing it, especially during these troubling times.

Nick isn’t the first person to cut down their streaming schedule for similar reasons: for example, earlier in February 2020, HAchubby stopped streaming as much so as to focus on her education.

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Streaming full-time is a big commitment, and just like anyone else, sometimes our favorite personalities might just need a break.