Twitch CEO Emmett Shear is resigning

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Twitch CEO Emmett Shear is resigning, effective immediately, he announced in a blog post on Thursday.

Shear has been at Twitch since before it was Twitch. He was a co-founder of, the platform where Justin Kan streamed his life 24/7. That became Twitch in 2011 to focus on popular gaming livestreams, and just three years later, the platform was acquired by Amazon for nearly a billion dollars.

In October 2006 we started working on live video for the internet. That became Twitch. More than 16 years later, I’m now a father and ready to move to my next phase of life. I wrote a blog post, but the short version is: thank you so much to everyone who built this with me.

— Emmett Shear (@eshear) March 16, 2023

“With my first child…

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