Twitch announced today that, they have updated its guidelines to stop streamers from replaying Twitch VODs for 24-hour streams.
This follows when VALORANT streamers started exploiting the Twitch drop system to gain viewers by streaming 24/7 and broadcasting VODs as “live” content.
“We’ve heard concerns about creators continuously streaming VODs while tagging the channel as ‘Live’ to farm Valorant Drops,” Twitch said. “This harms the integrity of our Drops Program so we’ve updated our Community Guidelines to clarify that cheating any Twitch rewards system is prohibited.”
Valorant director commended this move from twitch, He said, “Twitch has been a great ally in helping us ship our beta, and they are continuing to support the best efforts to ensure drops stay fair,”
Recently Valorant surpassed 200 million hours watched since its launch, following this the community had started to question the “hours watched” for Valorant.