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LUDWIG EXPLAINS WHY HE LEFT TWITCH IN SHOCK YOUTUBE MOVE

WHAT HAPPENED?

Ludwig stunned the internet when he revealed that he’d be swapping Twitch for YouTube after three years. Now, he’s explained his reasons behind the move.

In his ‘Why I left Twitch’ explanation, the streaming star noted that he was initially using YouTube as leverage for his next Twitch contract.

“I’m a Twitch guy, there are people out there who think of Twitch and think of me,” he said. “When I think of my own identity, I think of Twitch!”

However, as he held more talks and thought about it, YouTube just started to make more sense, but he wasn’t entirely sure.

- LUDWIG

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Like, I love streaming, but what actually makes me the happiest is just making dope s**t, making things that I think are cool – and hopefully some others do too. Things like Mogul Money, things like the Christmas album, the kickball tournament.

He ended up using a coin flip to aid his decision – and the coin landed in favor of Twitch. Though, as he let YouTube know he’d be staying with Twitch, they “fought” for him.

- LUDWIG

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And I realized, in that moment, that even though I’ve been with Twitch for three-plus years, even though people have called me the ‘golden boy’ of Twitch, I’ve never felt particularly loved by Twitch.

He noted YouTube even reduced the required amount of hours he’d have to stream per month, which gives him more time to do the “cool s**t” he wants to do.