Twitch is celebrating Black History Month 2023 in the UK and Ireland by promoting a host of streamers.
The livestream platform has kicked off its Black Brilliance campaign, which aims to ‘celebrate the big hitters, the rage quitters and the true OG’s that make Twitch the place to be this Black History Month’.
Streamers will be featured on the front page of Twitch in the UK and Ireland throughout October 2023 for Black History Month 2023, including SheGamerxo, JazeenaPlays, DurkChocolate, jtownholla, K_Wiss_, MelaninGamers, npcMeleey, TJBASC, Shaz Shanghari and more.
Twitch said in an email on Black History Month 2023: “Black streamers have always played a pivotal role in building dynamic and engaging communities not just on Twitch, but within the world of gaming as a whole.
“They create streams that entertain, captivate and educate us, all while pushing the boundaries both on and off Twitch.
“So this Black History Month, we want to celebrate Black Brilliance by honouring, uplifting and recognising the Black streamers who shape our communities every time they go live.”
Several streamers also commented, with Shaz Shanghari saying on Twitter: “I’m happy to announce that Twitch are featuring me alongside a whole host of amazingly talented black content creators on the front page throughout October for UK Black History Month! Usual shang-nanigans will occur. Thank you for having me!”
MelaninGamers added: “MG are proud to be part of Twitch’s BHM celebration. We will be featuring some of our wonderful streamers including our phenomenal stream team all month long.”
Black History Month takes place in the US and Canada in February each year, while the UK, Ireland and Europe typically recognise it in October.
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