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CouRage explains why his sub-count drove him away from Twitch

Published: 6/Nov/2019 1:58 Updated: 6/Nov/2019 2:12

by Brad Norton

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Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop recently announced his departure from Twitch and that his new home would be on YouTube. The streamer has now gone into detail on why he felt this was the best move.

From Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins to Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek, a number of the top Twitch streamers have been jumping ship lately and many more could be set to follow in the near future.

CouRage is the latest example of a hugely popular content creator parting ways with the platform and in a recent video on YouTube, his new full-time home, he explained just what drove him to the pivotal decision.

Elaborating on the transition, CouRage expressed how being on Twitch imposed a “fear of being tied down just for a sub-count button.” 

“When you’re a full-time streamer and you have to rely on [the] sub-button and always pushing for sub-count, it kind of eats away at your opportunities to do things off-stream,” he stated.

YouTube: CouRageCoRage recently announced his departure from Twitch in a creative 100 Thieves production

Twitch streamers earn a great deal of their income through subscriptions, therefore, taking any time away from the platform can result in a loss of overall subscribers. This is the primary reason as to why CouRage felt it was time to step away from the platform.

“Man, if I don’t go live today, then I’m gonna lose this many subs,” he explained. “And this many subs equates to this many dollars and it’s what any streamer has to go through. It’s why a lot of streamers don’t take vacations.”

Describing life on YouTube, without having to constantly stress about the number of subscribers on his Twitch channel, CouRage detailed how “it’s such a freeing mindset,” being able to stream on YouTube and focus on content simultaneously. 

“Now doing this gives me the freedom to go and explore and take on more opportunities than I’ve ever done.” On a recent holiday in Japan for instance, he explained how he was able to “actually really enjoy [himself] and not have this toxic mentality that [his] sub-count is going down while gone.”

While various other popular streamers took their communities over to Mixer, CouRage is one of the biggest personalities to transition from Twitch to YouTube, and move that he’s promised will mean fans will “see more of (him) than ever before.”

With close to two million subscribers, and daily videos garnering hundreds of thousands of views, it’ll be interesting to see how well livestreams complement his frequent output.

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Fans rally as Sykkuno, Dream, and more are snubbed by Twitter Verified

Published: 3/Dec/2020 11:44

by Georgina Smith

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On December 2, Twitter rolled out a huge mass verification, where many accounts of top gamers, streaming personalities and more were finally verified after a rather long wait. But some fans were left frustrated when Twitter seemed to gloss over popular creators like Sykkuno, Dream, and CallMeCarson.

Verification on Twitter is often regarded as a huge achievement for rising creators. That little blue tick is generally a marker that someone is making it big, leading to frequent campaigns led by fans for their favorite creators to be granted verified status.

Twitter decided to grant several wishes all at once on December 2 when they verified a huge number of accounts in one go. One such account was that of Corpse Husband, a YouTuber who has been on the platform for a few years, but experienced an unprecedented surge in popularity this year following the Among Us hype.

Corpse husband in interview
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Corpse Husband is a wildly popular YouTuber who skyrocketed to fame for his Among Us content, although he also narrates True Horror stories and creates music.

But not everyone was celebrating, as among the chaos of fans and creators rejoicing at their new-found verification, some big names were left behind.

Popular streamer Sykkuno trended on the site with the hashtag ‘VerifySykkuno’ as fans vented their frustration about the snub. “Do it, he deserves it,” one fan wrote.

Screenshot showing VerifySykkuno trending on Twitter

Fellow streamer Valkyrae tweeted a message in support of the internet campaign, which Sykkuno even retweeted from his account.

Other popular creators that found themselves snubbed by the Twitter Verified account included Minecraft YouTuber Dream, and comedy YouTuber CallMeCarson, who each tweeted their own tongue-in-cheek messages calling out Twitter.

Amid the disarray, instead of verifying YouTuber Karl Jacobs’ account, they accidentally verified the wrong Karl Jacobs with just 200 followers, leading to an onslaught of replies from fellow creators finding the bizarre situation hilarious, including Mr Beast.

While this was one of the biggest verification sprees recently, there is no doubt that another one will be right around the corner.

Fans of the huge creators who were snubbed this time around may be in for a slightly longer wait, but with creators like Corpse Husband getting that coveted blue tick, people are getting their hopes up for the next line of verified creators.