Amazon, the parent company of Twitch has laid off more than 25 employees from the company. When they first bought Twitch for $970 million, they set out a four-year performance review plan. With four years being over, their performance review might not have resulted in a positive outcome.
Several of the twenty-five employees who have been let go were a part of Twitch since its inception. The names invoked a lot of sympathy from the community.
Among the high profile names who have been let go or left Twitch, many work in or have their roots in esports and competitive gaming. This includes FishStix, Adam Contini, TosspoT, Justin Wong, and Jon Carnage. Unbelievable to me Twitch would compromise its core audience.
— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) March 30, 2018