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Twitch Past-Forward: Celebrating Twitch's Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Jul 30 2021

Whether you’ve been part of the Twitch community for 10 years or 10 minutes, you’ve played a part in our shared history. From celebrating your favorite streamer’s most hype moments by jumping on a Hype Train, to driving Kappa into mainstream vocabulary, to creating your own epic moments live, everyone who’s streamed, chatted, or even just lurked in chat has helped make Twitch what it is and we know you aren’t done shaping the future of livestreaming.

So starting tomorrow, July 20, and for ten glorious days, we’re celebrating Twitch past, present, and future with Twitch Past-Forward content on social media and live on Twitch. Join us as we share some of our favorite stories and legendary moments from years past, see who’s making history today, and announce some surprises about what’s in store for the next 10 years.

Celebrating our Community

Before we jump into the celebration, we want to give a special shout out to the viewers who have subscribed to their favorite streamers since day one. We’re happy to announce that starting today, eligible streamers can add 9- and 10-year subscriber badges to their channels to help make this possible. To learn more about subscriber badges, check out our Help Article.

We also invite you to share your favorite memory from the last 10 years of Twitch with us on Twitter for a chance to win a $100 USD Twitch gift card! To enter, tweet your favorite Twitch memory with the hashtags #TwitchPastForward and #sweepstakes from July 20 through July 27, 2021. We’ll randomly select ten winners and announce them during Twitch Public Access on July 30. Twitch Gift Cards are good towards subs, gift subs, and Bits, and let you support streamers and help make new memories in this next decade.

Celebrating Our Streamers

There is an incredible, global streamer community on Twitch and, while we can’t highlight every single OG, innovator, or up-and-comer - we’ve got a few we’d like to shout out during Twitch Past-Forward. You can check out these creators anytime or during their Front Page spotlights, and don’t forget to tune into to a special edition of Twitch Public Access on July 30 at 1 pm PT on

July 20 NerdStarTV 7am-9am PT
  thesushidragon 12 pm - 2 pm PT
July 21 Alanzoka 12pm-2pm PT
  Broxh_ 3pm - 5pm PT
  SenseiCJ 7pm - 9pm PT
July 22 Kyedae 1-3pm PT
  swiftor 2pm-4pm PT
  hannahxxrose 5pm-7pm PT
July 23 Mr_ChanChan 4pm-6pm PT
  UnsanityLIVE 7pm-9pm PT
July 24 kurolily 7am-9am PT
  Codemiko 12pm-2 pm PT
  Paulanobre  3pm - 5pm PT
July 25 TROPS4 2am-4am PT
  montoyatwinz 9pm-11pm PT
July 26 excessiveprofanity 8am-10am PT
  Tanxlive 10am-12pm PT
July 27 freiraumreh 12am-2am PT
  LAGTVMaximusBlack 12pm-2pm PT
July 28 Botezlive 1pm-3pm PT
  PandaTV 11pm-1am PT
July 29 TheRealKnossi 11am-1pm PT
  chica 7pm - 9pm PT
July 30 Twitch Public Access 1 pm - 3 pm PT


Celebrating What’s Next

We’re often asked “what’s next for Twitch?” but the truth is that streamers and developers in the Twitch Community have always been the ones pushing Twitch forward. To help kickstart the next decade of groundbreaking ideas, we’re launching Twitch Past-Forward Grants to help streamers and developers bring their content and product ideas to life. 

So if you have an idea you’ve wanted to try, but need a bit of financial support to make it happen, all you need to do is submit a video three minutes or less in length describing your idea and vision for a chance to work directly with Twitch to make it a reality. We’ll be awarding $10,000 to a winner in each of the following categories:

Entries will be accepted from users in the United States and the District of Columbia, Canada (excluding residents of Quebec), the European Union, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom starting at 12:01 am Pacific Time on July 30, 2021 through 11:59 pm PT on August 30. You can read the full list of Official Rules here and submit your application and three minute video here. Winners will be announced on or around September 17, 2021 in this blog post and on the September Twitch Public Access show. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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