Twitch Streamer ''Nathan'' lost 21,000 followers in an instant.
Over two years in the making, Twitch streamer "Nathan" had amassed a solid 21,000 followers on the platform. Generally opting to play Minecraft amongst other relaxed party games, the sixteen-year-old had begun his career in fine style.
However, his entire following was wiped as he soundlessly slept. Nathan woke up to the heartbreaking news that his fans had been cleared, the most unimaginable nightmare for someone in his position.
In the early hours of January 14, Nathan sent a series of cryptic messages that something bad had happened. "This can’t be real....", "no no no", and "what the f**k" was sent from his Twitter account within the space of 60 seconds, with him soon revealing that "My twitch lost all of its followers. Every single person who has followed me the last 26 months are gone. I’m just at a loss for words".
My name is Nathan and I'm a 16 year old twitch streamer.
Out of no where I lost my entire platform on twitch with over 21,000+ Followers that I gained over the span of 2+ years.
Losing follows from Tubbo, and many other huge creators.
Please @TwitchSupport ...
With the community pulling together, Nathan has since recovered 15,000 of his following, possibly including some new and more engaged fans. Help from some larger streamers also poured in, with Toby "Tubbo" Smith and his 1.9 million fans coming to Nathan's aid. Tubbo donated 100 Twitch subscriptions to Nathan, who subsequently broke down in tears.
Although he wasn't finished there. The UK-born Minecraft sensation also jumped into a server with Nathan whilst live, prompting his fans to give the young lad some further support.
Twitch are never one to stray away from alike mishaps, with the platform often mysteriously banning players. However, a following of 21,000 is a new and unfortunate phenomenon that has yet to be cracked.
The Twitch support team has yet to publicly respond, with Nathan re-gaining his following manually. With hope, the platform will contribute to his recovery and get to the bottom of the problem before it happens to anyone else.
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