Ludwig, who is one of Twitch‘s most popular streamers, shared the news yesterday (November 29) that he has signed a new deal and will begin streaming on YouTube Gaming today (November 30).
This means that once Ludwig makes the move to YouTube, he will no longer be partnered with Twitch and will lose his verification badge on the streaming site.
You can check out Ludwig’s announcement video below:
— ludwig (@LudwigAhgren) November 29, 2021
The exclusivity deal also means that he will be unable to stream on both YouTube and Twitch at the same time–something that non-partnered Twitch streamers can do–and will solely be playing games and chatting to his viewers on YouTube instead.
Twitch responded to the news on Twitter saying: “You’re a mogul in every sense, Ludwig. Best of luck and keep doing big things out there.”
Back in April, Ludwig live-streamed his daily life for over a month, one of the longest-running streams of all time. During that time, the streamer ended with over 280,000 subscribers, breaking Twitch records.
Ludwig isn’t the first streamer to make the move from Twitch to YouTube. Valkyrae–now a co-owner of the eSports organisation 100 Thieves–signed an exclusivity deal with the platform back in 2020 and has become the largest female streamer on YouTube.
Other notable figures include Dr Lupo, CouRageJD, and TimtheTatman. On the other hand, Disguised Toast recently made the return to Twitch after his Facebook Gaming deal ended.
In other news, Indie studio Eyeballistic has started a petition to make Warner Bros let it remake the Mortal Kombat Trilogy in 4K. The studio wants to “painstakingly recreate every detail of every stage and character in glorious 3D” and give it an updated look with Unreal Engine 5.