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Steampunk_Moustache 9 points ago +9 / -0

I don't see it changing anything.

The streamers making six figures are few and far between. Most twitch streamers make very little, and then there's a handful who are making millions.

Honestly, I bet the six figure income streamers are almost entirely titty streamer hot tub thots, because they're the ones who consistently hold mid-level audience numbers.

Vicious_snek6 4 points ago +4 / -0

The streamers making six figures are few and far between.

Whales in video games are few and far between. They still get catered to because they are the money makers.

The big streamers, those are the ones delivery the most to twitch, the ones drawing in people from other platforms, the ones taking the least resources, the ones people talk about, the ones bringing out the most money. Disproportionatly so because the low viewer streamers (as noted) cost 1000 per 200 hours or whatever they said.

If the whales leave, the game dies.

Steampunk_Moustache 4 points ago +4 / -0

The six figure people aren't Twitch's 'whales' though. The seven figure and eight figure people are.

FrozeInFear 1 point ago +1 / -0

The point remains that if enough "top talent" goes away, Twitch may not last long for missing the former subscription money. Who's to say if Amazon will want to keep it going if it's not profitable.

SoctaticMethod1 [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

I think there was stats done and the top streamers are mostly guys so unless people tune in for a 'gun show' I doubt it.

My main concern is just the 'you want more money, play more ads' attitude, it's the 'let them eat cake' kind of line that makes me believe their management is coasting too much on Amazon always bailing them out. It's better Twitch beats YouTube in streaming as it at least creates some competition and makes people think about diversifying content . The other options are not in a position yet to take over and if YouTube gets EVEN bigger, it'll be even harder to get content onto other platforms because Humans are lazy and if there's only one real platform that's an option, they'll stick to that.

SoctaticMethod1 [S] 6 points ago +6 / -0

I know this is focused on the Vtuber side, but this might lead to YouTube now having a livestream monopoly (where Twitch was the leader but a difference of a 70/30 to a 50/50 split is huge). Under current times, this is bad since YouTube has been way more censorship heavy and Twitch so long as you have boobs tends to give temporary bans.

But seriously between this and the Rings of Power, is the entertainment side of Amazon retarded or expect the delivery side to aways bail them out?

BandageBandolier 3 points ago +3 / -0

Commentators are forever hyping the platform wars. I don't believe twitch simply refusing to improve the ad revenue split 95% of the platform already has is nearly big enough a deal to produce a tectonic shift from the status quo.

Also, fat dudes talking through weeb loli vtuber avatars are fricking weird man.

YouAreAPirate 2 points ago +2 / -0

I don't foresee anything major coming out of this. Brand loyalty is becoming more prominent than ever and people are hesitant to switch products, even going so far as to publicly defend certain companies, for free. Twitch is the far and away market leader in western streaming and they know they can pull crap like this because they have a consumer base that won't move.