Twitch boss announces his departure

A page turns for Twitch. Co-founder of the platform, Emmett Shear, its managing director since October 2011, has decided to step down with immediate effect. He will be replaced by Dan Clancy, who has served as president since 2019. However, Emmett Shear will continue to work with Twitch as an advisor.


Twitch is a video streaming service that allows everyone to share their passions or their hours on the most popular video games, subscribe to the channels that interest you and follow the members of your choice.

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    Twitch Interactive
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    Free License
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    Games – Communication

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    Android, Online service All Internet browsers, Windows, iOS iPhone / iPad, macOS

Before becoming a particularly popular streaming platform in the gaming world, Twitch was a site offering a 24/7 reality show to follow the adventures of Justin Kan, one of its founders. Launched in 2006, the platform was then called As part of its development, it has positioned itself on other themes over time, in particular video games.

It is this sector that will bring the company into a new dimension, with the creation of in 2011. The success of the platform, which now has more than 140 million active users per month, will eventually hit in the eye of Amazon, which put nearly a billion dollars on the table in 2014 to afford it. Emmett Shear will therefore have remained nearly a decade at the head of Twitch after the takeover by the e-commerce giant. His resignation is further proof of the exodus of senior executives that has hit Amazon since the arrival at the helm of Andy Jassy, ​​the successor to Jeff Bezos.

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