DisguisedToast explains why he left Twitch to join Facebook Gaming

Published: 23/Nov/2019 19:11

by Virginia Glaze


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.


Rookie Twitch streamer tears up after finally getting first viewers

Published: 16/Jan/2021 15:49

by Georgina Smith


New Twitch streamer NickCKelly got emotional on stream when he got his first viewers after waiting for nearly an hour, gaining thousands as followers as a result of his wholesome reaction.

2020 was a booming year for Twitch, with top creators like xQc and Valkyrae achieving huge numbers in terms of followers and views, and several gaming trends surging in popularity at various points in the year, meaning success all around.

With these huge creators out here smashing records, it’s easy to forget that many are only just starting out their venture into streaming, both casually and seriously.

This year has no doubt prompted more people than ever before to give streaming a try, but it’s not as easy as it might seem from the outside – especially if you’re starting from zero.

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2020 helped Twitch do massive numbers all round.

NickCKelly was one such individual who wanted to give streaming a go, and he couldn’t have been more grateful when he eventually got his first viewers after a while on stream by himself.

He had been streaming for almost an hour when he noticed that some viewers had joined his previously empty chat, and he looked stunned.

“I have my first viewer, hi!” Nick said, looking taken aback by the sudden appearance. “Wow, this is amazing. I’m genuinely honored to have you in my stream, you’re my first viewer that I’ve had, I’ve been streaming for 48 minutes.”

“I feel like I’m gonna cry, man,” he said with the most wholesome reaction possible, tearing up as he spoke to his new viewers.

Over on Reddit, user Avoxio who found Nick’s stream explained why they entered his empty stream. “Me and some friends were scrolling through twitch and found this guy. His stream title got us intrigued so we decided to stop by.”

They also said “at first we thought he was trolling so we messed around a bit not thinking anything of it, throughout our conversation we realized that he was being genuine,” and said they decided to share his stream in hopes of getting him recognition.

Nick also responded in the comments: “I will not let you all down. I want to prove to people that there is goodness in the world, and that we are capable of so much more than most think. I think there’s so much pain and suffering in the world right now. Helping even a single person is making a difference in the world.”

The unexpected reaction from the small streamer certainly seemed to strike a chord with some viewers, and Nick has now shot up to 4.7 thousand followers at the time of writing.