“I’m staying with Twitch and I’m here for a long time” – xQc breaks silence on his streaming future

Although YouTube as a gaming platform is constantly on a surge in recent times, it must be noted that Twitch still remains the leader in the industry.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 3 September 2021 8:28 pm

There is an ongoing battle going on in the gaming industry between two of the most popular streaming platforms - YouTube and Twitch. The switches by DrLupo and TimTheTatman from Twitch to YouTube had certainly raised a few eyebrows, putting the focus back on all the famous streamers. Fans have been wondering about the future of their favourite streamers and one of them has finally broken his silence on the same.

Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel is one of the most celebrated personalities in the gaming industry. The Canadian streamer has around 9.1 million followers on Twitch. There is certainly no doubt that the 25-year-old drives a lot of fans and viewers towards the platform with his exciting streams, making him a vital member of Twitch community.

Gaming warlord eternal on Twitch: xQc

With YouTube attracting a lot of streamers towards the platform by offering some mega deals, there were speculations that xQc might also decide to switch. However, the 25-year-old recently put all the rumours to rest after he revealed that he has a deal signed with Twitch and he plans to continue at the platform for a long time.

"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," xQc said.

Twitch is still the leading platform in gaming industry

Although YouTube as a gaming platform is constantly on a surge in recent times, it must be noted that Twitch still remains the leader in the industry. Despite being on not-so-kind terms with Twitch, famous streamer Dr DisRespect had also admitted that the platform has a better functionality than YouTube.

The 39-year-old had said, "From a functional standpoint, wrong, I think YouTube is nowhere close…Part of it is because of two big things. There’s no discoverability, your algorithm is like, I mean, do you have to hire a scientist or something? Holy shit.”

Although Twitch might have lost out on DrLupo and TimTheTatman, they still have a commendable roster of streamers available and the decision of xQc to stay with the platform is undoubtedly huge for them.

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