Twitch, an American video live-streaming platform that focuses on various live-streaming categories has recently seen a downfall with various streamers switching to YouTube streaming.
With various big streamers leaving Twitch for Youtube Gaming, there were various rumbles that this could be the downfall of Twitch. People are still guessing who could be the next Twitch star to leave the platform for Youtube Gaming.
Huge Money Offers
In 2019 Ninja and Shroud joined Mixer with huge money offered to them. These deals were huge enough to make them leave Twitch. Though Mixer was not a success, but sources say both streamers earned huge profits from them.
These money-making deals are what drives streamers to leave one platform and join the other platform. With these money-making deals, they also get various sponsors thus earning a lot more.
Creators on Twitch had to deal with various racist bots or so-called hate bots for some time. Recently the streamer TheBlackHokage was targeted with this bot. He tweeted, “Today I was hit with a hate raid on Twitch by basement-dwelling musty racist neckbeards”.
TheBlackHokage has to put the chat in “Subscriber-Only” mode to end these racist bots in his chat. In this reference, various streamers boycott the platform for 24 hours to spread awareness that hates raids that have been targeting various creators.
Famous Streamers Leaving Twitch
The various big streamers on Twitch that left it for Youtube Gaming are :
- Timthetatman :
On September 1 Timthetatman officially announced that he will be streaming on YouTube Gaming and leaving Twitch behind. In the video, he described the past jobs that he has done before coming to YouTube.
Timthetatman has 7 million followers on Twitch and 3.81 million subscribers on YouTube. “I’d say seven to eight out of 10 people coming up to me go, ‘Man, I love your YouTube,'” he said. “I have more followers on Twitch, but a lot of people day-to-day call me a YouTuber.”
- Dr. Disrespect :
On June 26, 2020, Dr. Disrespect’s channel was removed from Twitch, and reports claimed the streamer had been permanently banned.
“As is our process, we take appropriate action when we have evidence that a streamer has acted in violation of our Community Guidelines or Terms of Service. These apply to all streamers regardless of status or prominence in the community.” Twitch stated.
With respect to this Doc said “acted in violation” of Community Guidelines, no explanation was given at the time as to what he had done, and we’re still waiting for an answer. On August 6 Doc went live on YouTube and confirmed he will stream on YouTube.
- CouRage :
Professional gamer Jack “CouRage” Dunlop left Twitch on getting an exclusive streaming partnership with YouTube. He also served as a commentator for various esports events and played games like “Fortnite” and “Call of Duty.”
CouRage’s partnership with YouTube comes with the support of his management company Loaded. CouRage is well known for collaborating with other video game streamers, and he’s a member of the esports organization 100 Thieves.
- Dr. Lupo :
In December 2019, Lupo officially signed an exclusive deal with Twitch. His channel boomed from his Fortnite streams. Lupo broke the Fortnite world record for vehicle trick points on October 20, 2018, with a score of 49,256,200 after operating the Quadcrasher.
In August 2021 Lupo signed a streaming exclusivity deal with YouTube, which ended his around 1 and a half year deal with Twitch. He streams games like Fortnite, Among Us, Fall Guys, and more.
- Valkyrae :
Rachell Hofstetter aka Valkyrae is the first female gamer and content creator for 100 thieves. She is entitled as the “Queen of YouTube” after becoming the most-watched female streamer in 2021.
As co-owners, Valkyrae and CouRage will receive equity in the company of about $190 million. In 2020, she announced that she is now an exclusive streamer for YouTube Gaming will be officially streaming on YouTube Gaming.
Reasons For Leaving Twitch
It is stated that it’s just everyone overreacting. Streamers leaving Twitch has nothing to do with the hate raids, DMCA strikes, a vague banning policy, or alleged favoritism towards certain channels.
YouTube offering streamers enough money at the end of the month they don’t have to worry about all the donations or sub-count. “Everybody’s just trying to secure the bag, right? There’s no shame in that”, DrLupo said.
As Valkyrae said, “When I switched over obviously I signed a contract, so I was like ‘Ok, this is for stability,’ I can do what I want and not have to worry about numbers and stuff if I have one viewer I’ll be fine.”
Will YouTube beat Twitch?
Twitch attracts content that is mostly about live gameplay, which is a live broadcast. Whereas on YouTube you can find all sorts of clips, gameplay, and live streams. If we consider only broadcast content Twitch will surely win.
In Q2 of 2021 Twitch’s average concurrent viewership was 3 million and on the other hand, YouTube Gaming was only 599,000. Also, Twitch’s concurrent viewership increased from Q1, while YouTube’s saw a 5% decrease from Q1 to Q2.
Dr. Disrespect revealed that he makes only a quarter of what he did before. YouTube doesn’t have the same level of monetization for streamers yet and there is still a long way to go. When you compare content creation YouTube surely dominates Twitch.