- Popular streamer Summit1g announced his multi-year contract with Twitch via Twitter.
Streamers are able to sign contracts now. This was the expected outcome from the whole Ninja and Shroud move to Mixer. This deal opened many doors to streamers. But of course, it also inflamed the streaming wars to the next level. When we are taking a look at the streaming platforms we can see that Twitch is the most popular one still. This is due to several factors, however, there are some rising platforms such as Mixer and according to popular streamer Shroud we will see how Mixer performs in the long term. But Shroud is one of the streamers who signed with Mixer so his opinion might be biased. One of the most popular streamers is Summit1g of course, and he signed a new deal with Twitch today.
Summit1g announced his contract via Twitter and stated that he will be signing a multi-year contract with Twitch. This means we will be seeing Summit1g only on Twitch since it is an exclusive deal. But there were rumors about him moving to Mixer potentially. Since Pokimane and Dr Disrespect signed exclusive contracts with Twitch Summit1g was a potential target for Mixer. However this did not happen and Summit1g will be staying with Twitch. Of course, just like most contracts, we do not know the exact details of his deal. However, it is most likely a monthly payment schedule with a signing bonus.
— summit1g (@summit1g) May 26, 2020
Twitch does look like they have the upper hand in the whole war. Of course, since Twitch is the most famous streaming platform this is normal. But there are other potential candidates that can compete with them after a few years. Streaming is becoming more and more just like a regular job since big names are able to sign contracts. We are expecting in the future that even mid-sized streamers will be able to sign contracts.