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Another Twitch co-founder is leaving the company, leaving only one

Another Twitch co-founder is leaving the company, leaving only one

Kevin Lin announced his departure from Twitch

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Kevin Lin, a Twitch co-founder, is leaving the company, he announced in 

a Medium post on Thursday. With Lin’s departure, the only remaining 

co-founder at Twitch is its CEO, Emmett Shear — co-founders Justin Kan,

 Kyle Vogt, and Michael Seibel are no longer with the company.

Lin also served as Twitch’s chief operating officer from from April 2008 to 

January 2018, according to his LinkedIn.

Lin wasn’t specific about what he plans to do next. “I am looking 

forward to spending time with family and loved ones, some sleep and 

relaxation, some fitness, and of course, a lot of video games,” Lin said in

 his Medium blog. “I’m so excited to stretch my curiosity and to continue 

exploring a world where technology is a positive amplifier in our lives. I will build again.”

“Kevin has been an incredible partner to me and the Twitch leadership 

team over his 12.5 year tenure and has been instrumental in building 

our culture and business,” Shear said in a statement. “We’re grateful 

for all of the hard work and passion he put into making Twitch what it 

is today, and look forward to his continued contributions to the industry.”

Twitch was spun off from Justin.tv, the livestreaming site founded by 

Kan and Shear, in 2011. It was later acquired by Amazon in 2014 for 

nearly a billion dollars. Despite being swallowed by a corporate 

behemoth, Twitch continues to be extremely influential in gaming 

culture, and some of its top streamers have signed multiyear 

deals that are presumably quite lucrative to stream exclusively on

 the platform.

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