After spending 3 years on Twitch, Ludwig garnered around 3.1 million followers on the platform. During his tenure there, he broke several records including infamously streaming for 31 days, breaking Ninja’s all-time sub-record. With his rising popularity, Ludwig was nicknamed the “Golden boy of Twitch” by his fans.
However, despite his success on Twitch, Ludwig shocked his fans by announcing his move to shift to YouTube streaming permanently in late 2021. Currently, he has more than 3.8 million followers on his streaming channel while also having a side channel called “Mogul Mail” with 1.1 million followers.
- After streaming for 3 years on Twitch, Ludwig announced his shift to YouTube streaming in 2021.
- In his latest stream on YouTube, he explained his reasons for the move.
- Ludwig stated that he didn’t feel loved by Twitch.
In his “Mogul Mail” video, Ludwig explained the reasons behind his move. He stated that although he got a big offer from Twitch, he went with YouTube because he felt more valued there. He saw that YouTube fought for him and at that moment he realized that he wasn’t loved by Twitch. He said,
I’ve never felt particularly loved by Twitch. I love Twitch, but it hasn’t been a two-way street.”
He further explained that although he was titled “Golden boy of Twitch”, he didn’t feel that he was worthy of the title. He said,
They (YouTube) fought for me and I realized at that moment that even though I’ve been with Twitch for three-plus years, even though people call me the golden boy of Twitch, I’ve never felt like the golden boy of Twitch.”
Lately, the list of Twitch streamers moving to YouTube is increasing gradually. Ludwig, in his streams, has been very critical of Twitch. He once acknowledged that Twitch is the best streaming platform currently but he believes eventually YouTube will prove to be a real threat to Twitch in 5 years.
Speaking on Trash Taste’s podcast earlier this year, Ludwig claimed, “I think for the next 5 years Twitch will probably remain the top dog.”
He added, “But I do think Twitch is mismanaged so badly at the top that the only way to grow on Twitch, and everyone internally knows, is to grow on another website and then go to Twitch.”
Ludwig further said that the only reason streamers like xQc and Hasan don’t switch to YouTube is because of the site’s rules of copyrighted material. Ludwig, himself was banned thrice in just one week on YouTube for the same reason.
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