Sykkuno quickly made waves when he started streaming on Twitch in 2020. After just two years, however, he dropped it in favor of an exclusive deal with YouTube Gaming.
Although he currently has just under 3 million subscribers (down from the 4 million+ he had on Twitch), he doesn’t seem to regret leaving Twitch as the one thing he really liked about the platform wasn’t exclusive to she was: his community of fans.
During his recent live stream, Sykkuno was asked if he liked YouTube more than Twitch, to which he explained that he’d never had a personal connection to the site.
It wasn’t Twitch itself that made streaming fun, but its community, which he thinks he can do just as well on YouTube.
“What I liked more about Twitch wasn’t even Twitch. It was just the community there, which is kind of weird to say because I think that’s part of it,” he said.
“It’s just wrong to give credit to Twitch because it’s not Twitch that’s fun. It’s the community.
“It’s not like their website was magically fun. It was the people who were there.’
The fact that he was offered what he describes as a “ridiculous” amount of money to stream just for YouTube no doubt helped in his decision.
Sykkuno isn’t the only Twitch star to skip to YouTube. Several other high-profile streamers have done the exact same thing, including Valkyrae and Ludwig.
Around the time of Sykkuno’s departure, Twitch streamer DisguisedToast claimed that at least five other people were planning to leave Twitch for YouTube too, although he didn’t name names.
Part of this could be due to the overhauls Twitch is planning for its affiliate program, which would result in top streamers making less money.
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