Showing posts with label gaming. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gaming. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Won't be able to stream on twitch in 2018

I have promised many of my friends to start streaming Hearthstone on twitch.tv, in fact, I even bought a gaming laptop to do that and even tried to test stream once on YouTube:


However, after doing some research it turns that the current restrictions of my Tier-4 visa in the UK prevent from 'being an entertainer' and streaming myself into gaming could fall into a category.

According to 'Guidance on application for UK visa as Tier 4 student', you cannot be 'be employed as an entertainer' and streaming on twitch could fall into that category. At worst, this could be undertaking self-employment in the UK which is not allowed:



I would have loved to stream Hearthstone as my passion for that game never cease to end. I do play 1-2 hours daily and have bought many packs already.

After consulting a law firm the UK, they have advised me not to stream until I am either outside the UK or switched to a visa that allows me to do that.

It is expected that I stay in the UK until September 2018 unless I find a job opportunity or pursue further academic studies in the country. 
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