Twitch to shut down in Korea
Twitch plans to shut down its operations in South Korea on
February 27, 2023
Decision due to
operations in esports market.
in Korea than most other countries.
Despite efforts to cut costs, including quality adjustments,
Twitch operated in Korea at a
Clancy mentioned that the decision to cease operations in Korea is a
The company sees no sustainable pathway forward to
continue its business in South Korea.
Reason for high network fees unclear but may be linked to recent
discussions on tech companies covering costs.
Twitch expresses disappointment
in the difficult decision.
Acknowledges Korea's special role in international esports,
for communities built on Twitch.