The streaming platform video Twitch was suddenly blocked in China. The website is currently inaccessible and the app has been removed from the App Store Apple.

The news comes from Abacus, which suggests that this block could be related to a recent wave of popularity that Twitch has enjoyed in China after being one of the few ways to watch eSports during the 2018 Asian Games.

The competitive event took place a few weeks ago in Indonesia. Abacus reported that the Chinese official CCTV broadcaster did not broadcast eSports (in particular, a League of Legends tournament), despite the fact that one of the players to watch was the Chinese Jian "Uzi" Zihao. Twitch covered the eSports part and his app has climbed more than 300 locations in the App Store, to become the third most downloaded free app.

At the moment there are no other details.