No Twitch Payments For Russian Streamers Due To Sanctions

No Twitch Payments For Russian Streamers Due To Sanctions

Twitch joins the list of international companies. That have sanctioned Russia for its illegal incursion into Ukraine have told streamers they will withhold payments.

“Payouts to the financial institution associated with your Twitch account have been blocked as a result of sanctions,” reads an email Twitch sent to Russian streamers (via Washington Post). “Twitch is in compliance with economic sanctions imposed by the US and other governments. And is also complying with sanctions imposed in response to the situation in Ukraine. These sanctions may limit or affect your access to payouts. Your ability to monetize your broadcast and/or provide financial support to other creators.”


The email added that Twitch could “appreciate how frustrating and difficult thisand that if streamers fail to provide an alternative financial institution, the company will still do its best to pay streamers as soon as it is allowed. PayPal was considered as the last remaining option, but since Washington Post indicates his service is now also turned off in Russia. “I was afraid of this and I knew it could happe. But I didn’t expect it to happen so soon and overnight over the weekend,” a Russian Twitch partner said. CommanderIvy about Twitch sanctions.

The impact is already being felt by the entire Russian streaming community. and even those outside the country. “I was blocked from paying with Twitch, many advertisers left the Russian market, and my Visa and Mastercard cards will soon be blocked abroad,” said Russian Twitch streamer Alexei Gubanov, aka Jesus AVGN. Gubanov, who has 1.4 million subscribers on Twitch, told mail he had to leave Russia. Because of his active opposition to Vladimir Putin. I have been against the Putin regime for many years. Because of which I had to flee my native country. And yet I still have to answer for all the terrible actions of Putin, even in another country.

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