Raid

1. What is a raid on Twitch?

To send viewers to another streamer's stream

On Twitch, as a streamer ends their own stream, they can send their viewers to another streamer's channel. This practice is known as a raid.

To begin a raid, a streamer types /raid in Twitch chat, along with the name of the channel they want to raid. Viewers then see a message that says "StreamerName is raiding OtherChannel with ### raiders." At that point, viewers can choose to leave the raid if they so desire; those who remain will automatically be sent to watch the about-to-be-raided channel.

Typically, streamers use raids in a positive manner, to promote other streamers' content and attempt to grow each other's audiences. However, some raids can be trolling and toxic, in which case they're often labelled brigades.

Example

"My stream's over, but we're about to raid LSV's stream. Hold on, everybody ..."
A Reddit user asking other streamers to raid them

A Reddit user asking other streamers to raid them

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Last Updated: November 11, 2020

2. What does raid mean?

Raid group

A term that refers to a group of players playing cooperatively together in an MMORPG such as World of Warcraft; usually consists of tanks, healers, and dps characters and often has a size of 10 or 25 players.

Example

"We're gonna raid ICC tonight, wanna join?"

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Last Updated: July 15, 2014

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