Amazon-owned Twitch continues to roll out features and experience new heights, but according to a report from Polygon, the streaming company has laid off around 25 employees. In a statement, the company said that it “conducted team adjustments in some departments,” but added that it still plans to increase headcount by 30 percent this year.
Coming off the record-setting numbers shared in our 2017 Retrospective, Twitch is continuing to grow and advance with success stories from Overwatch League to Fortnite’s milestone-setting streams. In order to maintain this momentum, we have an aggressive growth strategy for 2018 with plans to increase our headcount by approximately 30%. While we’ve conducted team adjustments in some departments, our focus is on prioritizing areas most important for the community.
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— Justin Wong (@JustinWong) March 30, 2018