- The war between major streaming platforms continues. YouTube Live signs another well-known streamer from Twitch, “Jack “CouRage” Dunlop.”
The streamer poaching war continues with now-former Call Of Duty caster Jack “CouRage” Dunlop’s move to YouTube Live exclusively. He was one of the most known figures on Twitch for his Fortnite stream. Dunlop did his first stream on the 5th of November on YouTube Live. Out of the 2 million followers he had on Twitch majority of his viewers have made the switch along with him too.
Continuing the tradition of making a video about the platform switch, Dunlop too announced his move via an elaborate video featuring Matt “Nadeshot” Haag and Rachel “Valkyrae” Hofstetter, members of the 100 Thieves which made it evident that Dunlop will retain his position in the esports organization.
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It has been a rough couple of months for Twitch. Losing two of the most followed streaming stars obviously came as a big shock to them. Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek were both major assets to Twitch without a doubt. With Dunlop’s departure, the wound just gets deeper.
Dunlop made a statement:
“I’m very excited to continue expanding my relationship with my YouTube audience, as well as leverage the platform for new collabs and experiences. This deal with YouTube allows me to create more content and engage with my fans in real-time. I am very fortunate to do what I do on a daily basis and welcome my fans to join me on the next phase of my journey.”
YouTube Live is still trying to make ground amongst the streaming platform giants. The small moves they are making will surely pave the way and enhance their pace. YouTube Live will also acquire another well-known Fortnite streamer Lachlan Power, they said. The exclusivity of streaming really does a solid for the platform to help it flourish.
YouTube has been the go-to site for everybody to watch replays and other gameplay videos of players streaming worldwide. However, with the ever-changing world, everyone has to arrive at the same level. YouTube Live is an impactful attempt at that.
It still seems that the dark days for Twitch aren’t over yet. TimTheTatman another famous twitch streamer just might have hinted his move from Twitch over the coming weekend. The poaching war goes on. In the end, whoever holds the biggest starts will obviously be victorious. It is time for the platforms to up their game and retain as many streamers as they can. Over the coming few months we will know who stands where.
The Next Chapter…
— Jack “CouRage” Dunlop (@CouRageJD) November 4, 2019