Twitch, a service that streams games, blocked in China

Twitch, a service that streams games, blocked in China

China has blocked the Twitch game streaming service since September 20th. Twitch was recently widely used in China to watch eSports matches during the Asian Games held in Jakarta.

  • State-run media in China did not broadcast the eSports games, so users were forced to use the Twitch service.
  • China has not released an official statement on the block, but China is notorious for censoring web content in the past.
  • It has been speculated that the block was a preemptive attempt by the Chinese government to censor popular Western media before the broadcasting of controversial content.