Twitch is still the dominant platform for live streaming, but it looks like YouTube is making a push to at least partially balance the playing field. Just two days after Benjamin "DrLupo" Lupo revealed that he had signed an exclusive streaming deal with YouTube, Tim Betar – better known as TimTheTatman – announced that he was also switching from Twitch.
The news came via a video posted on Twitter:
the futurehttps: //t.co/Hz9YZ0m2EA pic.twitter.com/ekGwDreHOLSeptember 1, 2021
This headless body that invites Betar belongs to Jack “CouRage” Dunlop, who signed his own exclusive deal with YouTube in November 2019.
Betar leaves behind a huge Twitch base 7 million followers, but, like Lupo, he doesn’t enter YouTube like any newcomer: yes 3.81 million subscribers there, a number that will no doubt grow now that it is their exclusive home. Interestingly, he said Business Insider which, although it has a wider audience on Twitch, seems to be more popularly known as YouTuber.
"I'd say seven out of eight out of ten people who come to me say, 'Man, I love your YouTube,'" he said. YouTuber ".
As he did with Lupo, Twitch paid tribute to Betar's success on his platform:
You will always be a king to us. Thanks for everything, @timthetatman. pic.twitter.com/keeZeElnpmSeptember 1, 2021
"It's been great to see everything TimTheTatman has achieved since he joined Twitch in 2012, whether it's marrying the love of his life and welcoming an heir to the throne of Tatman. or the trials and tribulations to get their first Fall Guys crown, "a Twitch spokesman said in an email. "It's been a pleasure to be part of Tim's community and we're proud of everything he's done to play."
Twitch can afford to be magnanimous: A StreamLabs report in live viewing, the platform accounted for more than 72% of the total hours viewed in the first quarter of 2021, compared to 15.6% on YouTube and 12.1% on Facebook. A Report Q2 indicates that Twitch is also continuing to experience healthy audience growth, while YouTube seems to be struggling a bit.
StreamLabs also noted, however, that Rachel "Valkyrae" Hofsetter, who signed an exclusive deal with YouTube in 2020, was the best female broadcaster of all platforms during the first three months of 2021, virtually surpassing even the highest. 39; Imane "Pokimane" Years, Heavyweight Twitch. This kind of success could be an important part of why YouTube seems to be moving so aggressively to bring big streamers ’names under its roof.