Twitch India adds Mumbai and Chennai Indian servers, likely to make its way to India: Good news for gamers might be just a knock away. Twitch India servers, that were previously set up, but were offline, have now activated. The servers’ status report shows the server is now online.
According to a Tweet by GemWire, the Mumbai and Chennai servers are now online. The tweet read “Live streaming platform @Twitch is likely making its way to India with the addition of local servers! The Mumbai and Chennai servers are seen to be online.”
Twitch adds Mumbai and Chennai Indian servers, likely to make its way to India– servers go online
Live streaming platform @Twitch is likely making its way to 🇮🇳 India with the addition of local servers!
— GemWire (@GemWire) February 19, 2021
Twitch adds Mumbai and Chennai Indian servers, likely to make its way to India
However, since Twitch has not announced its arrival in India, one can only be hope for the servers to go online soon. The presence of local servers and them going online, only suggests that Twitch now recognises the gaming and streaming potential in India. Twitch India servers are now online.
When Twitch made its way into the Indian market back in 2016, the lack of Indian servers was a major concern for people from the gaming industry, who say it as a roadblock. In the years after its exit in 2018, the service was seen as a saving grace for unauthorised IPL streams. Its direct consequence was the fact that the site itself is banned by Indian ISP– Jio.
Over the past few years, a large number of Indian content creators had joined Twitch and started streaming there, but soon were left disheartened due to high latencies because the servers were located very far off.
Needless to say, the potential re-entry to India after a failed attempt in 2018 could be an issue in itself for Twitch since there are a lot of live-streaming platforms like Facebook Gaming or YouTube that already have a lot of user base, and viewership.