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100 Thieves’ CouRage leaves Twitch to stream on YouTube

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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Popular streaming personality Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop announced that he’s upping sticks from Twitch, and is headed to YouTube to broadcast exclusively on the platform.

Speculation surrounding the 100 Thieves member’s move had been swirling around for a few days before his departure from Twitch, after he tweeted out that fans need to “get ready” for an announcement.

While fans originally thought the streamer would be moving to Mixer, CouRage announced an exclusive partnership with Google-owned platform YouTube on November 4.


CouRage leaves Twitch for YouTube

The 100 Thieves star announced his transfer from Twitch to YouTube with a comical skit video where he acted out scenes from different TV shows such as "Jack's Anatomy" (Grey's Anatomy), and "CouRage Five-Nine" (Brooklyn Nine-Nine), and even had his own ASMR channel.

Co-stars Matthew 'Nadeshot' Haag and Rachell 'Valkyrae' Hofstetter were also in the clip, and acted as though they thought CouRage was leaving the organization, not Twitch, and rewarded him with a cheeky slap in the face for "scaring" them.

It was then revealed that his debut stream on YouTube Gaming would be held on November 5 – just a day after the announcement.

Friends and fellow streamers took to social media to congratulate CouRage on his big transition and departure from Twitch.

"WELCOME!" YouTube star Jimmy 'MrBeast' Donaldson tweeted in response to the news. "I LOVE YOU!"

"I LOVE YOU MORE!" the 100T star replied. "I'm going to randomly show up at your house to be in one of your challenge videos."

Fortnite star Turner 'Tfue' Tenney also shared his well wishes with the streamer. "Congrats Jack! I love you, and I’m excited for the first stream!" he tweeted, alongside a crying emoji and a heart. 

"Thanks, Turner! It's lit," CouRage tweeted in response.

The streamer’s deal is the latest in a string of exclusive contracts between streamers and platforms, with Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins, Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek, and Cory 'KingGothalion' Michael all moving to Mixer.

Fans originally speculated that CouRage could have also been in talks to move to the Microsoft-owned platform as his Mixer page teased a potential transfer – a great ruse to throw people off the YouTube scent.