Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin is departing the company

Twitch co-founder and previous COO Kevin Lin is leaving the streaming large after just about 13 years. 

Lin served as COO from April 2008 to January 2018, consistent with his Linkedin web page, and because then has labored as the corporate’s leader income place of work and Asia-Pacific managing director, whilst additionally overseeing tradition, technique, and innovation.

Pronouncing his departure on Medium, Lin stated he made the verdict “after many months of contemplation” and thanked his fellow co-founders, Twitch workers, and the broader Twitch neighborhood for his or her beef up all the way through his tenure. 

“I’ve spent just about a 3rd of my lifestyles bleeding crimson — even sooner than we have been crimson — and I’m so happy with the whole thing we’ve accomplished in those twelve and a part years. After many months of contemplation, I’ve made up our minds it’s time to adventure into my subsequent journey,” he wrote. 

“My lifestyles has been perpetually modified for the easier via Twitch; it’s been a supply of hope, optimism, mirrored image, beef up, power, sharing, friendship, and belonging. I can at all times be a part of the Twitch neighborhood, and Twitch will at all times be a part of me.”

It is unclear what Lin intends to do subsequent, with the co-founder explaining he plans to take a damage sooner than in the end diving again into the trenches to “create one thing as exceptional as Twitch once more.” 

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