Tim “TimTheTatman” Betar is the latest popular streamer to announce his departure from Twitch. The content creator, who has 7 million followers on the platform, is moving to YouTube Gaming. Betar announced the move today with a video shared on his Twitter account that thanked fans for the support they’ve given him so far and expressed their wishes to them. Follow him to his new home.
His transition to the web’s other major video platform follows Ben “DrLupo” Lupo, Rachell “Valkyrae” Hofstetter and Jack “CouRage” Dunlop, all of whom have left Twitch to stream exclusively on YouTube.
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It is perhaps no coincidence that TimTheTatman and DrLupo chose to leave this week. Their move comes in the context of today’s A Day Away From Twitch event, which is a 24-hour Twitch boycott organized by several famous streamers. The protest aims to raise awareness of hate attacks targeting marginalized streamers and content creators with racist messages and followers. , sexist, homophobic and rude.
Streaming software creator Streamlabs has attempted to address the issue with its new Safe Mode, but Twitch itself has yet to address widespread criticism of the way the platform is handling the situation. TimTheTatman’s move also comes amid DrDisosterone’s announcement that he’s suing Twitch over his ban, details of which are yet to be revealed.
Twitch did not respond to TimTheTatman’s departure, nor did it say anything substantial about the hate attacks, causing widespread frustration in the streaming communities. While these more popular streamers are likely on the move because of the hot deals and better treatment at the hands of a major company, there’s no denying that Twitch is struggling – especially in the field. Fame. It remains to be seen if any other famous streamers follow in their footsteps.