Twitch streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins explained that the departure of TimTheTatman and DrLupo from Twitch for YouTube is a great thing for the industry as a whole.
TimTheTatman said that now he has a wife and a son and it’s difficult for him to stream as much as he did beforehand.
DrLupo said that that the requirements and contractual obligations with Twitch had come to not align with his life and shifting values as a new father.
After the unexpected announcement from TimTheTatman, Dr Disrespect welcomed Tim on YouTube.
Ninja, a popular YouTuber with over 24M subscribers has partnered with well-known brands like Adidas, Red Bull, and Uber Eats. Thus he has had plenty of experience handling business in the content-creation industry.
Recently, TimTheTatman and DrLupo announced that they will leave Twitch and join YouTube. Ninja noticed the news and explained why their departure will help other content creators.
On September 1, Ninja said that he has no inside information when it comes to anything regarding the moves.
Going into a hypothetical situation between Twitch and YouTube going back and forth with offers over Lupo and Tim, Ninja theorized that it is possible Twitch wouldn’t offer certain incentives to keep the creators on their platform.
Blevins said that the streamers left on Twitch now have more leverage to stay on the platform. They can get a better deal or they could leave as well.
He explained that those who are on Twitch can use Lupo and Tim’s move against the platform when negotiating contracts.
Ninja says that DrLupo and Timthetatman leaving Twitch for YouTube Gaming is great for the industry pic.twitter.com/3KXReDnJuL
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Tyler said that the two were Twitch staples and that they “obviously” received good deals from YouTube. He concluded that everyone should be happy because they are just doing what they think is best for their career.