Livestreaming site Twitch is now locked out of China

After a surprisingly successful month in the territory, Chinese authorities have now blocked access to Twitch – Amazon’s massive livestreaming site – at a national level. As reported by Abacus and PC Gamer, the network reached new highs in China (becoming a top download on the iOS App Store) as people flocked to watch 2018 Asian Games esports events online that state broadcasters weren’t showing. The Chinese government’s reaction was a national-level block of all things Twitch, and the removal of its iOS app entirely. No official reason has been given.

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