The livestream platform Twitch is experiencing some issues, according to Twitch Support. Various features aren’t loading on the site, including streams. While the company has identified the issue, it’s still investigating it to see what’s preventing the site from loading.
🔎 We are investigating an issue causing various features on Twitch not to load. Stay tuned!
— Twitch Support (@TwitchSupport) January 7, 2021
As a result of streams not loading due to these server-side issues on Twitch, many broadcasts are moving over to YouTube, bumping to next week, or sitting on waiting screens while Twitch resolves the problem. The official Twitter accounts for Gears of War, Paladins, and Smite have all announced their plans in response to the current Twitch hiccups.
This downtime comes on the heels of two notable moves on Twitch’s part: removing PogChamp’s emote due to the livestreamer’s comments on the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and disabling Trump’s account because of his “incendiary rhetoric.” However, there isn’t any indication this is anything other than a standard outage from Twitch, which last experienced downtime earlier this week.