Twitch has reportedly wiped out all 20,000 followers from a particular 16 year old streamer that took him about 26 months to gather.
A common dream for a number of gamers is to someday be able to just play video games for a living. Luckily, there is now a low barrier to entry for people to attempt to get started on this path with websites like Twitch. A certain person was reportedly starting to gain traction on the website, being able to amass 20,000 followers over the span of two years of hard work. However, that streamer suddenly woke up a certain day only to find that he had lost nearly all of his own followers that had literally disappeared just overnight.
What happened to Nathan
According to the story by TheGamer, this was reportedly not the very first time that a social media site made this type of mistake. Back in October, Facebook suddenly suspended certain admin accounts for the Fallout 76 roleplay group. Just a week ago, their accounts were suddenly suspended for the second time around.
Nathan’s particular “purge” on Twitch happens to be quite similar as there was no warning nor an obvious way to find out just what happened to him. Nathan then took it to Twitter last January 13 in order to share the news of just what had happened to him and explained that his 26 months of “grinding in Minecraft” had suddenly disappeared in one night without any apparent reason. A number of people were wondering if Nathan’s own Twitch account had been created earlier when he was under 13 since Nathan is now apparently 16 years old.
The main reason is that Twitch has reportedly been strictly enforcing the rules on the accounts that were created by minors. However, there is still no evidence that this specifically took place in Nathan’s own case. Others were still speculating that it was actually a bug on the client’s side and was something that Nathan couldn’t see but still did not represent what was actually happening. Other users, however, were able to confirm that now, Nathan’s followers were indeed at seven.
People then rallied around Nathan trying to help him get his channel back up to 10,000 followers. Twitch reportedly hasn’t provided a certain public statement with regards to what happened to Nathan’s Twitch channel.
Accounts are reportedly banned, suspended, or abandoned from certain social media sites along with some degree of regularity. However, it isn’t really a regular occurrence to have a whopping 20,000 followers suddenly wiped out just overnight.
Hopefully, Twitch can at least shed some light on just what happened to Nathan and alternatively, there should also be 20,000 people around who should know what happened on their own end with Nathan being unfollowed. As of the moment, the whole occurrence still remains a mystery as to what really happened.
Streaming should be taken seriously which is why it is important to have the right equipment like a 4K webcam camera as well as good earbuds wired with a microphone in order to provide good quality content.