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These Twitch Policy Rumors Have Streamers in an Uproar
Regardless of where fans consume content, most do not appreciate ads that interrupt the flow of programming. This doubles for the streamers themselves, several of whom have spoken up about recent rumors of changes coming to Twitch and its partnership program.
"World of Warcraft" streamer Asmongold reported on Twitch that he is more worried about the budding careers of smaller streamers than his own career. To illustrate his point, he gestured to makeshift pie charts on the screen, spelling out how streamers with around 2,000 or fewer viewers rely more on subs than those with viewer counts on par with his own.
Streamers CouRage and Pokimane are also among the big names to comment on the rumors. While he does not envision the alterations actually happening, CouRage responded to a tweet detailing the changes by saying they "would be worse" for streamers as well as viewers.
Pokimane suggested that Twitch should implement passive ads, like sidebars or picture-in-picture clips, which would allow the stream to continue uninterrupted. She understands the necessity of advertisers for streamers to make money, but she concluded, "intervening with the viewer's experience isn't how they should go about it."