They were followed by Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop who headed to YouTube, but Disguised Toast made a more outlandish step by heading to Facebook Gaming – a growing platform. While Wang had stated that he was swayed by the platform “helping others in need” and just needing a fresh start, xQc claims there are other reasons, and that he’d be better off just admitting to them.
During his November 23 stream, the former Overwatch League professional had been watching Disguised Toast’s reasoning for the move when he paused it and talked directly with his viewers.
Lengyel noted that he has “respect for all the streamers” and doesn’t want to see them fail, but he’d rather see them not lie about their reasoning for doing something, instead, finding a sweet spot that sees them say either “nothing” or a more “generic statement.” He said while they don’t “have to say the truth, they don’t have to lie either.”
“I don’t like it because it’s just not true dude. It’s not true dude,” xQc said. “Like this untapped market potential? Dude, come on man. Like dude, it was more money. If you’re going to swap platform, you’re going for a hail mary juice extraction. If you’re going for a juice extraction, you want to get the most juice as possible – and Facebook had the most juice in that instance.”
Now, Facebook Gaming is a growing platform with a genuine untapped market, especially seeing as plenty of people across the world have access to a Facebook profile and use it on an everyday basis.
However, xQc also pointed out that it is a problem because where Twitch viewers can spam to their heart’s content behind a username of their choosing, actual names appear on Facebook.
Regardless, Facebook have been trying to get into the gaming and streaming space for a while – agreeing to previous deals with ESL to stream Dota and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive events exclusively.
That didn’t last as long as they would have liked, but it remains to be seen just how successful it can be in comparison to established sites like Twitch and Mixer.