100 Thieves' Valkyrae leaves Twitch to stream exclusively on YouTube - Dexerto
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100 Thieves’ Valkyrae leaves Twitch to stream exclusively on YouTube

Published: 13/Jan/2020 16:49 Updated: 13/Jan/2020 19:31

by Eli Becht

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Another one – 100 Thieves star Rachell ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter has announced she’s making the switch from Twitch to YouTube for all of her streams going forward, confirming a report from Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau.

The streaming war continues into 2020 as Valkyrae becomes the first big streamer to make the switch from Twitch to another platform.

With this move, she joins fellow 100 Thieves streamer Jack ‘CouRageJD’ Dunlop on YouTube, who announced his switch back in 2019. According to Slasher, this will be a multi-year deal but is less than the $1 million per year other streamers have secured with their deals.

Valkyrae posted a short announcement video informing viewers of the switch, thanking them for their support so far, and also expressed her excitement.

“I’m so excited to keep moving forward,” she says. “It’s time for the next chapter. Are you ready for something new?”

The timing for the platform move couldn’t have come at a better time as the organization just moved into a new house. There will be a lot of hype surrounding her debut stream, and there’s even a chance she had this planned the entire time.

With news of the switch, it’ll be interesting to keep an eye on who the next domino to fall will be. There are numerous 100 Thieves streamers who are still on Twitch, including The Mob, Nadeshot, Yassuo, and many others.

Given Nadeshot’s friendship with YouTube’s Head of Gaming Ryan ‘Fwiz’ Wyatt, it’s possible more 100 Thieves creators will be making a switch to YouTube.

ValkyraeValkyrae is moving to YouTube Gaming.

From December 2018 to 2019, every major streaming platform saw growth, with Facebook Gaming seeing the most explosive gain in streaming hours, according to StreamElements.

Despite the bombshell moves of Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek to Microsoft’s Mixer, YouTube Gaming is still firmly in the second spot in terms of hours watched as of late 2019.

 

StreamElementsYouTube Gaming is the second most popular streaming platform.

YouTube did lose their marquee Fortnite star NickEh30, but didn’t miss a beat as they were able to get his replacement in CouRage and now Valkyrae.

It’s clear these moves have had an impact on the industry and it’ll be exciting to keep an eye on moving forward as we wait to see what streamers continue to make moves.

Valkyrae’s first YouTube stream will take place on January 14. You will be able to tune in on her channel here.

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Bryce Hall puts Quen Blackwell on blast after Griffin Johnson TikTok drama

Published: 18/Nov/2020 4:59

by Brad Norton

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Following on from Quen Blackwell and Griffin Johnson’s social media clash, Bryce Hall has now jumped into the mix and lashed back at the original post that kickstarted the feud.

If you’re not up to speed on the latest TikTok kerfuffle, don’t stress. Here’s a quick refresher. Two days ago social media celeb Quen Blackwell reacted to a TikTok post featuring Bryce Hall and Addison Rae.

Their relationship has been hot and cold throughout most of the year. Blackwell took the opportunity to joke about the on-again, off-again couple, yelling “no” at the top of lungs in her own post. While Johnson was the first to take issue with her comedic reaction, Hall has now fired back as well.

Rather than calling her out on social media, however, Hall allegedly got in touch and hashed it out directly. It’s clear that things didn’t go down all too well between the pair as he’s since gone on to expose their private conversation.

@quenblackwell##stitch with @addisonre♬ original sound – quenblackwell

“So I confronted her and talked about it,” he said. As it turns out, Blackwell was forthcoming with her intentions. “I only do this for likes and being relatable,” she explained, according to Hall.

“I get it, you’re just doing it for numbers. It had like 1.5 million likes, I get it,” Hall assured. As social media personalities, both have their own audiences and both create content to generate engagement. While that TikTok may have struck a nerve at first, it seemed as though they were able to get on the same page in their chat.

That mutual respect didn’t stand for all too long though. Blackwell claimed she wouldn’t do it again, though that wasn’t the case as she touched on the subject 24 hours later before deleting her videos. “It’s so fake,” Hall said in response.

“Now that she’s deleted the videos, we’re friends again. We’re gonna be like the rest of these social media people and just act as though nothing happens behind the scenes.”


Clearly not too pleased with how the drama unfolded, Hall can at least respect that Blackwell deleted her latest videos. At the time of writing, this seems to be the end of the controversy. Though it could all kick off once more if Blackwell goes back on her word yet again.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated if the latest TikTok drama continues to explode across social media.