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

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


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.

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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.


TikToker Sienna Mae slammed by fans for “privileged” trip to Hawaii

Published: 28/Nov/2020 22:54

by Charlotte Colombo


TikTok star Sienna Mae faced backlash from fans after she posted a TikTok of herself going on a spontaneous trip to Hawaii.

TikToker Sienna Mae found herself at the receiving end of criticism recently after she posted a TikTok implying that she had gone to Hawaii to surprise her boyfriend, fellow TikTok star Jack Wright.

In a video posted on her TikTok, she can be seen receiving a text from her boo, who was already in Hawaii, saying how he “wished [she] was here” before throwing clothes in a suitcase, driving to the airport and surprising Wright on a Hawaiian beach.


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Due to the current health crisis, fans didn’t react well to Mae’s trip. Several TikTok users reminded Mae in the comments that “we are in a p*ndemic”, with one TikTok user quipping that they “can’t even go to the store” due to the current restrictions.

In response to the backlash, Mae commented on her original TikTok claiming that she flew to Hawaii for work and had tested negative prior to her arrival.

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TikTok: Sienna Mae
Mae reassured fans that she had tested negative and was taking all the necessary precautions during her trip.

However, for fans on Twitter, this wasn’t good enough. One user said: “She’s privileged enough to have a job that she can comfortably work from home with and make thousands of dollars a DAY. Why exactly does she have to go to Hawaii?”

Meanwhile, another Twitter user cast doubt over Mae’s claims, joking: “Yeah right! I’d like to know what job lets you run off to Hawaii! How can I get hired there?”

Mae is yet to publicly comment further on this backlash.

Who is Sienna Mae?

Sienna Mae Gomez is a California-based TikTok star who has seen exponential growth in popularity during the late summer/early autumn of this year.

Although she is only sixteen years old, she has already grown a sizeable platform due to her entertaining dance videos and content advocating for body positivity. She currently has 10.7 million followers on TikTok and 1.3 million followers on Instagram.

While some TikTok stars gained their platform over time, Mae’s rise to TikTok stardom was fairly rapid, with TheNetline reporting that she gained 1.5 million TikTok followers in two weeks.

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Instagram: Sienna Mae Gomez
Alongside her work as an influencer, Sienna Mae is also an outspoken advocate for body positivity.

Many would be intimidated by such a rapid rise to fame, but in an interview with The NetLine in September, Mae said: “I love it. I wouldn’t change it for the world. This is what I have been saying I’ve wanted to do ever since I came out of the womb. I’m really happy and I really am thankful for the support. I am ecstatic about my TikTok fame.”

Mae has been dating Jack Wright since October, with the two confirming their relationship with a kiss at Saddle Ranch on 12 October. She met Wright at the high school they both attend.