Content creators are criticizing changes to Twitch’s revenue distribution, including Guy “Dr Disrespect” Beahm, who suggests the platform is in decline.
Popular YouTube streamer Dr Disrespect criticizes the recent confirmation Tic the revenue split changes with a heartfelt tweet that suggests Amazon’s live-streaming platform had this coming. It’s been a hectic week for Twitch and various streamers on the platform, but among the issues content creators are facing is a big shift in revenue through ads, subscriptions, and more.
Guy “Dr Disrespect” Beahm was permanently banned from Twitch in 2020, and since then he’s been creating content and streaming on YouTube, which provides a more balanced revenue split between the company and videographers. Since leaving Twitch, Dr Disrespect has remained critical of the company and some creators on the platform, and it’s no different with a tweet comparing what the streaming website Amazon’s live has become to feces. His harsh words for Twitch may give Dr Disrespect fans a better idea of how the two-time champion feels about the brand as he continues to stream regularly on YouTube with an audience of thousands.
Dr Disrespect has been known to criticize YouTube Gaming since its move to Google’s live streaming service, but he also has a lot of negative feelings towards Twitch as he anticipates a new website like Netflix might step in and clean up. Although he laments the lack of features on YouTube Gaming like gifted subscriptions or raids, Dr Disrespect seems confident in Twitch’s decline, and he said, “what goes around comes around.” Because he didn’t add more context, it’s not yet clear what Dr Disrespect is referring to, but he may be hinting that he expected things to go south in no time. time.
Twitch recently said its revenue split will be adjusted to give live streamers half of the money they make, while Amazon’s website keeps the other half to provide services and features. Worse than the revenue split offered by top-tier Twitch contracts, but similar to the 50/50 split that will be coming to the platform in the near future, YouTube only takes 45% of the money earned by live streamers and 30% of Super Chat donations. This difference in how much live streamers can earn in any given stream was reaffirmed when Dr Disrespect made his statement, and is perhaps the main reason why the popular YouTube streamer is so critical of it. regard to Twitch.
While many Dr Disrespect YouTube viewers celebrated his candid tweet on Twitch, others speculated that YouTube Gaming has some catching up to do to be on par with the purple platform.
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