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After acquiring CourageJD, YouTube Gaming announces new set of signings to their in-house livestreaming platform

The livestreaming competition is brewing; the largest tech companies are at war. Today, YouTube fired a new round of shots at Twitch as multiple top creators announce their allegiance to YouTube Gaming, YouTube’s native livestreaming platform

Rachel “Valkyrae” Hofsetter tweeted the following video

Almost simultaneously, Lannan “Lazarbeam” Eacott and Eliott “Muselk” Watkins - who both boast millions of followers on the platform, just announced that they will ramp up their streams on YouTube

The series of announcements comes just one day after Valkyrae teased a “huge announcement” on her page

To understand the heated “streamer wars” that have transpired over the past year, we need to go back to August of 2019 when Ninja announced that he would be leaving Twitch for Mixer. An unprecedented move at the time would have a toppling domino effect; now nobody is safe

Shortly thereafter, Shroud would announce the move to Mixer as well. Then CourageJD decided to slip in a curveball by moving to YouTube. As the acquisitions ramped up, Twitch took action - securing their top talent: DrLupo, Nickmercs, and TimTheTatMan

It’s quickly becoming a race to the bottom with these numerous streaming platforms… Just a matter of time until we see a clear victor

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Michael Hindi

Michael “Hindog” Hindi is an active Fortnite player and journalist from San Diego, California. His involvement with competitive Fortnite dates back to Season 5 - both on the battle bus and with a pen & paper.


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