Twitch streamers are struggling with 'trauma dumping'
Although Toph, an American, had friends and a relationship in Japan, he found living there for the past eight years to be oftentimes quite lonely. When he discovered Twitch in 2016, it seemed like the perfect way to meet others with mutual interests while he spent time gaming. So Toph, who was working as a teacher abroad, started to build a community on the platform. He prided himself on the “soft, comfy vibe” of his streams, during which he played games like Animal Crossing and Kirby and the