Just this week we saw DrLupo, one of Twitch’s most recognizable streamers, leave the platform and announce his move to YouTube Gaming. Now, one of Twitch’s biggest streamers and former ambassador is also set to come out, as TimTheTatman announced that he has also signed a deal to start streaming exclusively on YouTube.
TimTheTatman announced his move to YouTube in a new video shared on social media. In the video, Tim looks back on all the gigs he has held in the past, from newspaper delivery to his early days of vlogging and online content creation. He is then persuaded by a longtime friend and fellow YouTube streamer, CouRage, to come to the platform. CouRage left Twitch for an exclusive YouTube deal in 2019.
the future https://t.co/Hz9YZ0m2EA pic.twitter.com/ekGwDreHOL
– timthetatman👑 (@timthetatman) September 1, 2021
As is the case with most of these exclusive streaming deals, the dollar amount and length of TimTheTatman’s contract with YouTube is unknown. TimTheTatman’s first livestream on his YouTube channel will take place on September 2, 2021. Exclusive emotes from his Twitch channel are all uploaded to YouTube, but fans will need to start from month 1 in terms of subscription / membership sequences. .
Twitch said goodbye to TimTheTatman with a Twitter video that featured some of the most hilarious moments of his time on the platform. As Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook Gaming continue to sign deals to lock in exclusive talent, the streaming world continues to become increasingly competitive.
Just a few days ago, DrLupo announced that it would also be leaving Twitch and signing a deal with YouTube Gaming. DrLupo and TimTheTatman both signed agreements to stay with Twitch in December 2019, but it looks like those contracts have expired. Stay with Shacknews for more on what’s up with the biggest streamers on Twitch and YouTube.