Asmongold speaks announces, World of Warcraft’s streaming player, announced that it will take an indefinite break from broadcasting on Twitch in a tweet from January 10. The signs did not explain at length why he chose to take a break, but he did cite “several reasons” for the decision. Asmongold’s last stream happened three days ago when the operator spoke at length about his feelings surrounding the Washington,
D.C. riots, as well as the ban and subsequent change of Twitch’s PogChamp, emote. The OTK co-founder looked frustrated at times during a live broadcast on January 7, which ended uncharacteristically for about three hours earlier than usual.
Asmongold to take an indefinite break from Twitch, and return is uncertain WoW announced on Twitter, declining to mention its more specific reasons for taking an “indefinite” break from the streaming platform. Asmongold, who at one point was planning to go to law school before the broadcast began, spent nearly an hour giving his opinion on the January 7 riots that shut down the US Capitol and left four people dead. Although it was a serious topic that clearly influenced him, his conversation was not entirely supportive.
Asmongold spent most of the time dealing with a wild chat that seemed determined to frustrate him. Asmongold speaks announces, Sometimes, they took his words out of context, ignored the conversation he was leading, and argued against him. There were positive interactions, such as when he had a discussion with one of his edits about US Vice President Mike Pence, but the majority of the comments seemed designed to frustrate Asmongold. When one viewer took his words out of context, the viewer was clearly annoyed before responding.
The broadcast happened several days after Asmongold launched a Youtube video on its personal channel criticizing Twitch for inconsistent enforcement of rules and enforcing banning on banners. The video also touched on Twitch’s move to ban the words “simp” and “incel” before the Amazon-owned company decided to ban some racial attributes.
With Asmongold deciding not to reveal all the details behind his reasons, fans won’t know for sure if or when he will return to the podium. He’s been taking breaks in the past, most notably a four-month absence in early 2020 before returning in April to delight his fans.