Streamer Ludwig, who broke Twitch records with the number of followers, is leaving. The publisher announced that it has signed an exclusive deal with YouTube Gaming.
The publisher announced its decision on Twitter (below). In the video in the tweet, the broadcaster gets out of a purple Twitch-colored car with his friends, then moves to another YouTube-red car. Then the phrase “Streams exclusive to YouTube Gaming” appears. Let’s take you to the video below for details:
In the clip, the two friends chat about a variety of topics, from their hairstyles, and then when they get a new car, the music issue that plagues Twitch streamers comes to the fore: “Aren’t you going to get in trouble for turning on the music?” To the question, Ludwig replies, “Not in this car.”
Earlier this year, Ludwig became Twitch’s record-breaking subscriber for 31 days in a row. The old record belonged to Tyler “Ninja” Blevins. The plan for the stream was to keep it open until people stopped subscribing. Each new subscriber added 10 seconds to the broadcast time. While the publisher expected this job to take a day or two at first, it took a whole month, and during this time the publisher continued to broadcast day and night.
While Ludwig’s transfer to YouTube Gaming is quite significant in terms of the platform, he is not the first to switch recently. Earlier this year, famous Call of Duty Warzone publisher TimTheTatMan made the switch. Publishers like CouRageJD, LazarBeam, and Valkyrae have made a similar transition in the past.
While Twitch hopes other streamers won’t take similar steps, the company has given a dignified response to Ludwig’s departure: “You’re a giant in every sense, Ludwig. Good luck and keep up the great work you’ve done there.”
Jared Moore is a freelance writer at MRT.