Dear Streamheroes Community,
The next words are very difficult for us, but unfortunately, they are a necessary step, which we took after careful consideration and a few months of evaluation.
Streamheroes will be shut down in the coming weeks.
We want to explain why this is happening and explain what it means, after a short review...
The idea for Streamheroes was born 4 years ago in early summer 2019. In December 2019, Streamheroes.gg had his official release. We had a very small team and with a handful of team members we made the start of Streamheroes possible. The ambitions were big. Streamheroes should make trading cards for every streamer, both as digital or physical copies, possible.
A lot has happened since then. In the last 40 months, we have been able to achieve the following:
- ~ 1.000.000 Streamers and viewers that were visiting the Streamheroes Website
- More than 10.000 registered Streamer with over 690.000 unique cards,
- Over 50M digital cards have been collected through the original crafting system. 20M cards were collected through the new card system. Together, over 70 million digital cards were collected.
- With the shop and events, more than 200.00 physic cards were handed over to loyal collectors
- More than 30 people were part of the Streamheroes Team and has taken care of the development and the community
We were fighting for almost 4 years as a team, investing a lot of time, money, energy and motivation, to make this dream come true. But we could not reach our goals. The sales, via the card shop, were too low. Which is the reason why we had to close the card shop at the end of 2022. Unfortunately, Streamheroes will also be shut down as a digital platform. Even with reduced costs but also reduced sales, due to the closing of the card shop, Streamheroes can't be set up economically in the long term.
Since Twitch is performing some changes to the API endpoints Streamheroes is using, we would have to make a larger investment in order to be able to continue offering card collecting. That's why we have decided to shut down Streamheroes completely.
What will happen with Streamheroes.gg?
The platform will be online until the end of April 2023. That said you can still use the platform, but it will, unfortunately, not be possible to craft & collect cards anymore. Streamers and viewers can still use the time to save the achievements they've made, as screenshots or the download of images.
What will happen after?
The platform will be shut down. Everything will remain as a nice memory of a great time and idea.
What will happen to paid subscriptions?
In April we will refund all monthly subscriptions retroactively to 28 February, which means subscribers will get their money back. Possible existing annual subscriptions and multi-month subscriptions will be refunded proportionately.
At this point, we have no other choice but to say thanks to everyone of all the streamers and viewers for their many years of support. The successes that we were able to celebrate would not have been possible without these communities.
We would also like to thank all the team members that accompanied us on this journey, sometimes longer, sometimes shorter. Some of them spent almost 4 years of work on this project. It really wasn't an easy task for the whole team, to process the end of Streamheroes.
Andy, Lukas, Tom and the Team