Sanctions block Twitch payments in Russia, the platform says it will pay streamers when the financial blockade is lifted.
No payments for Twitch streamers in Russia
Twitch has made it known that it will stop paying Russian streamers in compliance with the sanctions imposed on Moscow. The news was also communicated to the same users with a message that reads: “Payments to the financial institution associated with your Twitch account are currently blocked due to penalties. Twitch respects economic sanctions imposed by the United States and other governments, and respects those imposed in response to the situation in Ukraine. These penalties can limit or affect your access to payments, your ability to monetize your channel, and financial support to other creators. If you cannot provide us with an alternative financial institution, we will do our best to pay you your income as soon as we are allowed to do so. “
Speaking to the Washington Post, a Russian streamer called Lina, said the following: “I was afraid it would happen, but I didn’t expect it to happen so soon.” The streamer announced that she would continue streaming anyway. We also report the case of Alexey “Jesus AVGN” Gubanov. The latter, despite having moved to the United States due to his opposition to Vladimir Putin, makes it known that his payments are also suspended:
“For many years I have been against the Putin regime. Because of my opposition, I was forced to flee my country of origin, Russia, yet I still have to answer for all of Putin’s terrible actions, even though he lives in another country ”. Like Lina, Gubanov will also continue to stream.
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