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Twitter reacts to The Presidential Debate being streamed on Twitch

Trump took on Biden, and Twitch watched
Trump took on Biden, and Twitch watched
Modified 30 Sep 2020, 16:00 IST

In today's day and age of streaming, one of the most popular platforms is Twitch.

The Amazon-owned streaming behemoth is the go-to option for streamers worldwide, as not only does it help facilitate an interactive relationship with viewers, but it also serves as a lucrative profession in the long run.

Moreover, with the ongoing pandemic, streaming has been witnessing a significant boom, including record viewership numbers, so much so that we recently had the highly-anticipated United States Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden being live-streamed on Twitch!

Such is the influence of this platform today that we were able to tune in to a platform predominantly known for gaming to witness two mercurial personalities debate over pressing current issues:

Prominent Twitch streamers such as Felix xQc Lengyel and Hasan HasanAbi Piker live-streamed the debate, as several of their fans tuned in to witness an intriguing war of words unfold.

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The Presidential Debate on Twitch


Apart from being a notable Twitch streamer, HasanAbi is also known for his political views and commentary.

His decision to stream the Presidential Debate worked wonders, as he raked in stellar viewership numbers for Twitch:

Hasan went on to hit record viewership figures, and he showed his appreciation for all the viewers who tuned in:

"I never thought that I would ever have 55,000 people watch my debate coverage... that's crazy! They would have probably never thought that a gaming platform would host a prominent Leftist content creator, that would be such a success, and it's because of you guys that I'm able to do this, literally."

Even xQc had his viewers hooked with his reactions to the Trump x Biden debate.

At one particular juncture, Biden called Trump a clown, which literally made the streamer jump up from his seat:

With Twitch streaming the Presidential Debate, Twitter had a field day, as several from the online community reacted:

Published 30 Sep 2020, 16:00 IST
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