IRL streamer JakeNBake has called Twitch president Dan Clancy “out of touch” after meeting with him during TwitchCon 2022.
TwitchCon 2022 took place in San Diego, California this past weekend, bringing creators from all over the world together for the first time in three years.
It wasn’t without its share of issues, however, with fans claiming the DreamSMP panel was a “disaster” while a controversial foam pit injured several of the convention’s visitors.
Twitch streamer JakeNBake spoke with company president Dan Clancy during the event, calling him “out of touch” on stream after.
JakeNBake calls Dan Clancy “out of touch” after a conversation
During the event, JakeNBake met with Twitch president Dan Clancy who talked about the recent sub-revenue split and other aspects of the platform.
In a clip shared by LowcoTV on Twitter, Jake explains that he isn’t exactly hyped after having the conversation.
“I’m gonna be honest dude, the president of Twitch…I have no problem personally with him but honestly, I don’t feel confident as a streamer on the platform with someone who is that out of touch with what the streamers need and want,” he explained.
“I walked away feeling, depressed. Seriously. Sad.”
Twitch has been under fire recently for a variety of reasons, with one of the biggest being its recent announcement to completely phase out the 70/30 sub-revenue split on the platform.
The decision was immediately met with backlash from creators across the world, but Chief Monetization Officer Mike Minton doubled down on the decision during the ‘Patch Notes’ panel at TwitchCon.
Who is JakeNBake?
JakenBake, the American livestreamer, is known for wholesome and energetic IRL content revolving around Japan and other Asian countries. After earning his business degree in marketing, JakenBake moved to China and later to Japan where he settled for a good amount of time.
During his stay in Japan back in 2017, he started to stream his daily life where his main objective was to learn and master the Japanese language. It was during this time that his Twitch channel started to gain traction and blew up after a while.
JakenBake’s content and streaming style took a major hit as the world went through a lockout phase. He had to reorient his content and focus on changing his streaming style. During a recent stream, JakenBake was seen traveling and notified his viewers that he will be livestreaming from Singapore.
After a two-year-long hiatus, the streamer decided to address his old and new viewers. He started off by saying:
“This will be an official introduction. Welcome! It’s March 3rd and we’re currently in Singapore. And this is the first time we’ve been international in about two years!”
He mentioned how the IRL content section has gone down over the past two years by saying:
“IRL’s taken a big dip for us unfortunately because of COVID, and yes, although everythings not perfect in the world right now, I am very excited and happy to be out here and finally take a little bit of trip with you guys and for everything.”
Continuing with his wholesome introduction, JakenBakeLIVE shared a bit of his experience in Singapore by saying”
“I walked outside my hotel this morning and within like a couple of minutes, I just felt like rejuvenated with life and just like, excitement for doing s**t that I want to do.”
In conclusion to his introduction, he went on to thank his viewers:
“Just wanted to thank you guys all for being here. I hope this is a great trip and I am here for about a month. Singapore then Thailand and hope you guys enjoy it. I don’t know what exactly is going to happen, it’s not the perfect world I wanna be in. You know we got COVID still going on, but I think we’re gonna have a good time and make the best of it.”
Soon after the introduction was finished, JakenBake went on to explore the city with his friends. As mentioned by the streamer himself, he plans to do a good variety of content as he travels from Singapore to Thailand over the course of a month.