Felix ‘PewDiePie‘ Kjellberg, the world’s largest YouTuber, has chosen to live stream on DLive over top competitors such as Twitch, YouTube and Mixer.
In a video released on April 9, the Swedish YouTuber revealed that he had a big announcement on the future of his livestreaming plans.
Currently, whenever PewDiePie does decide to livestream, he does it on YouTube but he has now revealed that won’t be the case going forward – as he is making the switch to DLive for all of his future streams.
What is DLive?
The big selling point of using DLive is the fact the platform won’t take any cut of your earnings. If you’re just getting started out on Twitch, you will have your subs split 50/50 with Twitch until you become partnered where you’ll then be able to negotiate a different contract.
As a hugely popular platform, Twitch has a ton of established creators that have loyal audiences, so those looking to make it in the streaming world might actually consider a switch to DLive – especially if PewDiePie is able to bring a lot of new eyes to the platform.
You can read much more about DLive by checking out their welcome letter.
Why PewDiePie using DLive is a big deal
While PewDiePie does have a following on other social media platforms, Twitter, for example, he has, by and large, made a name for himself on YouTube. With that said, he explained that he is excited to make a leap to DLive for live broadcasts.
“I’m really excited about DLive and I’m really to finally be livestreaming again,” PewDiePie said in his announcement video.
YouTube does feature its own livestreaming service, but Pewds has opted to ditch the platform and switch to DLive for regular streams. He will still make YouTube videos regularly so you don’t have to worry about those ending any time soon.
When will PewDiePie’s first stream be?
The Swede announced that his first stream on DLive will be on Sunday, April 14, at 10 am PT/1 pm ET/6pm BST and he will give away up to $50K to a max of 100 streamers.
He has not yet announced what viewers can expect on the platform, such as whether he’ll be playing a game or just talking with viewers, so we might have to wait until the actual stream for information on that.
What we can expect, however, is a lot of monetary donations to other creators so it’ll be worth tuning in just to see what ideas Pewds has to redistribute the cash with.