As the battle between YouTube Gaming and Twitch heats up, two of the biggest internet personalities MrBeast and MoistCr1TiKaL have slammed Twitch for “spitting” on its content creators while YouTube continues to grow.
YouTube announced its grand plans for 2022 yesterday, after snagging numerous high-profile Twitch streamers. Twitch, on the other hand, has struggled to keep hate-raids at bay because it has failed to recognize the demands of its streamers. Twitch further added fuel to the fire by introducing the controversial “boost” feature, despite community outrage.
YouTube can boast of having some of the best content creators on the Internet under its roof, with names like Valkyrae, DrLupo, and TimTheTatman. Since being acquired by Amazon in 2014, however, Twitch has clearly dominated the streaming industry. Other platforms, however, have been closing in on the gap that has existed for some time, with YouTube Gaming serving as a prime example.
In response to YouTube Gaming’s announcement MoistCr1TiKaL remarked that Twitch does not have the monopoly it claims. In addition, he accused the purple platform of disregarding a slew of concerns from streamers who utilize it.
MrBeast joked that the Amazon-owned streaming platform seemed to want YouTube Gaming to win by remaining still in the midst of chaos.
MoistCr1TiKaL went on to say that if significant improvements aren’t made in the next few days, Twitch could lose a significant number of streamers to the red platform.
Gifted Memberships and Live Direct were two of the most significant announcements made by the red platform. The first is simple and allows users to gift memberships to others, while the second is similar to Twitch’s raid tool. Additionally, YouTube Gaming will alter its discoverability. For as long as viewers can remember, this feature has been on the table.
MrBeast and other streamers have chastised the red platform for making it difficult to explore the platform, compared to Twitch’s user-friendly directory. When these features will be implemented to YouTube Gaming is currently unknown. It’s safe to assume, though, that doing so sooner will entice broadcasters from other platforms to migrate to the red platform.