Twitch Live Streaming Service Has Been Down For Hours Now [Updated]

Top streaming service has been mostly offline for hours now with only intermittent connections sporadically becoming available for some users. Twitch went down approximately seven hours ago from the time of this writing with official social accounts addressing the outage and making light of the situation as they work to bring it back online for everyone.

Though the potential loss of revenue for thousands upon thousands of ad impressions on video pre-rolls, it's a costly downtime for a site and application that has over 10 million active users daily. It's also of course potentially problematic for fulltime streamers relying on donations and subscriptions.

Twitch's Support channel reported the issue on Twitter right away and thought they had it partly resolved shortly thereafter until it went dark again for a long time:

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