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DisguisedToast explains why he left Twitch to join Facebook Gaming

Published: 23/Nov/2019 19:11

by Virginia Glaze

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Streaming star and Teamfight Tactics player Jeremy “Disguised Toast” Wang shook up the online world by moving to Facebook Gaming in late November – a decision he explained in a stream shortly thereafter.

While many popular broadcasters have shifted their focus to Mixer, Wang marks one of the first major streaming celebs to migrate to Facebook, claiming that the platform’s initiative for “helping others in need” was a big part of his move.

However, there’s more to this transition than meets the eye, as he admitted during a subsequent broadcast explaining the situation.

FacebookDisguised Toast made a surprising move from Twitch to Facebook Gaming.

According to Wang, he felt that he’d “plateaued” on Twitch, and hoped to tap into other markets, including other age groups and countries.

“On Twitch, it was nice, like I was a top streamer,” he admitted. “But I feel like I’ve plateaued a little and saturated a little. It’s a pretty saturated market. I wanted to try something different.”

Disguised Toast, TwitterWang hopes to tap into different markets via Facebook Gaming, feeling as though he’d “plateaued” on Twitch.

Wang went on to address fan concerns surrounding his move, with many feeling that the transition could be a “risk” for the streamer – but Wang claims that any big change marks such a risk, and has security in other outlets like YouTube and his Offline TV group.

“And obviously, everything is a risk – everything you do in your career is a risk,” he continued. “Especially something as big as changing platforms. But I’ll still have my YouTube, I’ll still have my friends at Offline TV. I still have my personality.”

Wang’s statement on the matter follows Imane “Pokimane” Any’s similar assessment of the situation, claiming that, while Facebook Gaming might not boast a massive following, his business smarts will foster a mutually beneficial partnership with the service.

“Facebook Gaming, in general, isn’t that developed,” she stated. “But I think he’s not only a great streamer, but he’s a very smart businessman. So he’ll be able to help them make changes that’ll make their live streaming better.”

Wang marks the latest in a string of exits from Twitch, with names like shroud, Ninja, and even Fortnite pro “Ewok” taking to Mixer in light of Twitch’s divisive moderation decisions.

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xQc unamused as hilarious Google search trolls him with Ninja’s picture

Published: 6/Dec/2020 0:52 Updated: 6/Dec/2020 0:57

by Bill Cooney

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Twitch star Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel got an unpleasant surprise when he decided to do some research on who the most-subscribed streamer on Twitch is, only to be trolled by Google with Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins’ photo.

xQc is one of Twitch’s most popular streamers on Twitch and, by our measure, he’s easily one of the most successful on the platform this year, raking in close to $2 million overall.

Subscribers obviously make up a big part of that total amount, so you’re bound to find Felix on top of any ‘most-subscribed’ list for Twitch. Because it’s the end of the year and lists for the top streamers of 2020 are coming out, his chat urged him to search for exactly that.

“Most subbed streamer? Who cares, subs are temporary, sub count can go up and down, it can go away,” xQc said in response. “It doesn’t define what you do or who you are. People who attach their personality, and their ego, and their confidence to some random digit number that goes up and down — because they need some random pixels to feel better.”

 

Success doesn’t come without its struggles as they say, and the former Overwatch League pro found that out first hand when he finally gave in and did the search for his chat.

Sure enough, his name popped right up at the top of the Google search results, but instead of a picture of himself, it was accompanied by a photo of Ninja, which is very ironic since that’s who Felix has been compared to over the years by his merciless audience.

After initially looking proud when his name popped up, he quickly was at a loss for words for how badly he had been trolled by the search engine.

With his chat predictably cracking up, xQc simply closed the window and went back to his Minecraft run, continuing his original train of thought after a bit of awkward silence.

“In my opinion, if most of the basis of your self-confidence is from things that are outer, not from within, then you have no medium, you’ll never know what’s happening,” he reflected, trying to forget about the unfortunate search results. “You’ll always be guided by what others think, and then what?”

Not surprisingly, Ninja didn’t crack our list of the top-earning Twitch streamers for 2020, considering he only recently returned to the platform after Microsoft shut Mixer down in June.

Blevins still made out just fine though, reportedly making between $30-50 million from his streaming deal with the site, and the newfound freedom to broadcast wherever he pleases, which led him to re-sign with Twitch.

Despite the hilarious comparisons that many have made of the two, xQc still has a ways to go if he plans on making the kind of money Ninja rakes in from streaming. Still, he is undoubtedly one of the most subbed-to streamers on Twitch, so you’d think Google would at least get his picture right.

Maybe next year Felix!