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Twitch experiencing widespread connection issues during CWL Anaheim and OWL

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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Popular streaming service Twitch is currently down for streamers, leaving everybody wondering when they'll be able to use the platform again.

The outage couldn't come during a worse time, as Overwatch League, Call of Duty, and Super Smash Bros. Melee competitive broadcasts are all down, leaving fans in outrage. Popular streamers are experiencing issues too, with some being booted mid-broadcast.

Twitch has issued an official statement on Twitter, saying, "We are currently investigating an issue with streamers connecting to servers. Stay tuned for updates!"


Who has it affected?

Major competitive streams have been affected, as well as some of the most popular streamers on the platform, which can mean huge losses.

MLG was streaming the Call of Duty World League in Anaheim before the outage happened, with founding employee Adam Apicella tweeting, "Some issues site wide on Twitch. Working with them to address." and then "To be clear, this affected more than just our event. Many other events/programs that are live right now are also being affected."

Overwatch League's stream has also gone down, with many fans upset and angry over the outage, spawning many angry tweets and reaction gifs. 

"What's happened with the server? There is too many problems tonight," one person tweeted. 



When will it be back online?

There's no current news on when Twitch will start functioning as normal again, but we'll keep you updated with any further developments.

This article is currently being updated with more information.