‘Today I Announce, I Am Staying With Twitch’- xQc Sheds Light on His Exclusive Deal With Platform

Published 09/03/2021, 7:49 AM EDT


The battle rages on between Twitch and YouTube Gaming as the two platforms continue their feud. Recently, Twitch lost two major streamers to YouTube Gaming that must have hurt them. With DrLupo and TimTheTatman jumping ship, another top-rated streamer, Felix ‘xQc’ Lenglyhas, revealed his exclusive deal with the platform. Felix, being his usual self, shed light on the state of the current state of his contract and where it stands.

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The famous streamer pulls in millions of views each year, which definitely makes him of the marquee names. He clarified that he has signed an exclusive deal a long time ago and won’t make the jump anytime soon.

Dude, I’ve been on a custom deal for a long time now. Nobody made a big deal out of it, so I didn’t say anything either like why bother or anything. It wasn’t big like a uh, yeah with these days things always change, but things don’t change here. Today, I announce, I’m staying with Twitch and I’m here for a long time. Gaming warlord eternal on Twitch.

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xQc won’t follow in the footsteps of his compeer

The cat is finally out of the bag, and it is definitely not a piece of good news for YouTube Gaming. Felix continues to be one of the biggest names in streaming and has no plans of making the jump. Meanwhile. YouTube is desperately trying to pull in big names from Twitch by offering exclusive deals and better compensations. It seems like the company will have to wait for xQc’s contract with Twitch to run its course before they can make an offer.

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The loss of DrLupo and TimTheTatman has indeed hurt the platform’s viewership, but it is still in a good place. Twitch is still ruling the roost with an iron fist with no competition in sight. However, this scenario can quickly if prominent streamers continue to jump ship in the upcoming days.

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This will definitely turn Google’s flagship video sharing service into a streaming goliath. It already pulls in billions of views each year, something that Twitch cannot stack up against. With its hands firmly inserted in the streaming ecosystem, YouTube can definitely become the next big thing for streamers.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports and has been professionally writing since 2016 and has worked across many fields. He regularly keeps tabs on a wide range of professional esports like Dota 2, Valorant, CS and fighting games. He has been an ardent gamer since his childhood, and became a defender of the ancients in Dota 2 during his college days.

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