YouTube streamer Ludwig has offered advice for creators looking to move away from Twitch, citing a lack of key functions for growth within the Amazon-owned platform.
The landscape of streaming was changed forever when cultural figureheads such as Ludwig Ahgren, Dr Disrespect, and TimTheTatMan left Twitch behind. Favouring the likes of YouTube instead, each of them has found prolonged success.
Between the two platforms, the highs and lows of them continued to be debated, though Ludwig believes Twitch is in need of a crucial overhaul.
With less than a year having passed since switching to YouTube, the content creator is sharing his experiences with like-minded streamers.
Ludwig believes YouTube Shorts could pave the way forward past Twitch
In Ludwig’s video ‘Everyone Is Leaving Twitch’, the streamer began by saying “we’re gonna talk about how Twitch is falling apart at the seams, and what you can do if you’re thinking about switching over to YouTube. Maybe as a viewer or as a streamer.”
“Its no question to anybody whats been happening on Twitch…they’ve announced pay cuts for top streamers going from 70% down to 50%. They also announced that they’re removing the Hosts feature,” continued Ludwig.
“For the first time Twitch streamers are actually considering going to YouTube. It makes sense, I mean YouTube has a 70-30 cut, they have a robust VOD system that destroys Twitch…and they’re also probably gonna be around in 50 years and that’s much harder to say about Twitch.”
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While Ludwig claims Twitch is still “the top dog” due to the “products they offer”, YouTube is making strides to entice creators with their “monetization of YouTube Shorts.”
“They have one edge over TikTok and which is that they’re now paying the creators…what I’ve noticed with Shorts is that it is a phenomenal tool for boosting viewership,” the streamer explained.
Ludwig claimed that there is going to be “an arms race for subscribers” as more creators realize the potential Shorts has, making it far more viable for YouTubers to gain significant subscriber boosts.
While Shorts are proving to be a success, there is still a place for “clips channels” where Ludwig himself can just “throw sh*t* at the wall” outside of his main videos.
“I think if people are interested, let me know and I’ll make a full in-depth guide on how to stream on YouTube,” added Ludwig.
While YouTube continues to offer competitive pay for creators, Twitch will not be changing its percentages anytime soon.
Why is Ludwig so famous?
Ludwig Anders Ahgren (born July 6, 1995), known mononymously as Ludwig, is an American live streamer, YouTuber, podcaster, esports commentator, and competitor. Ludwig Ahgren is a massively popular streamer with 3.1 million followers on Twitch, where he has been creating content under the handle “Ludwig” since joining the platform in 2018. He is currently the 71st-most-followed creator on the platform, according to the data analytics website SocialBlade.
Ahgren is known for playing video games with friends, chatting casually with viewers, and doing miscellaneous activities on stream.
On Monday, November 29, 2021, the social media star announced on Twitter with a comedic video that he was moving from Twitch to YouTube Gaming. The clip featured him switching from driving in a purple car to a red car. The colored cars appeared to reference each platform’s respective logos.
Before Ahgren joined Twitch in 2018, he played in professional tournaments for “Super Smash Bros. Melee,” a multiplayer fighting game made by Nintendo, according to a profile made for him on the esports community database Liquipedia. His earliest games date back to 2015 and his most recent match was in January, though he has never won a tournament, according to his Liquipedia profile.
Ahgren attended Arizona State University, where he “refused to join a frat, failed to join an a capella club,” and was a member of the school’s standup group, he said previously in a YouTube video. He reportedly graduated in 2017 with a cum laude distinction and two majors, English and Journalism & Mass Communication, according to a commencement and convocation program reported by the entertainment outlet Looper.
When Ahgren started streaming on Twitch in 2018, he mostly played “Super Smash Bros. Melee,” “Mario Party 2,” and “Dark Souls,” according to a community-made Wiki page for him on the fan-information website Fandom.