Twitch’s biggest streamer, Felix “xQc” Lengielhas signed with the company’s newest rival, Kick. Kick is a streaming platform that offers better revenue sharing and also seems to be centered around online gambling. The non-exclusive deal, valued at up to $100 million over two years, is Twitch’s latest and biggest blow as creators’ dissatisfaction continues to mount.
like the first Reported by new york times, the contract pays $35 million annually, with additional incentives of $30 million available if xQc reaches certain benchmarks.As Dexert pointed outThis makes it the 12th highest annual payout among all sports, with xQc just ahead of Kevin Durant.
Kick is a streaming platform startup funded by: online gambling company Such as Easygo Gaming and Stake.com. Following the Twitch crackdown In gambling promotions last fall, the platform attracted celebrities like Adin Ross, BruceDropEmOff and Trainwreckstv due to its lax rules and 5/95 revenue share for creators. It’s not yet clear if and how Kick is profitable, but Kick managed to profit from his backlash against Twitch as the Amazon-owned platform was trying to make a profit. was able to obtain Monetize more aggressively People who create content for that purpose.
“child of twitch‘, began in the world of xQc, often brought up in toxic chats. league of legends before moving on overwatchbriefly appeared in Blizzard’s Overwatch League before finally being released from the Dallas Fuel. Series of suspensions for offensive comments. He pivoted to his full-time content his creator in 2018, and by 2021, this combination of high-level play, unfiltered speaking, and endless taste for controversy seeks He has grown to be the most watched streamer on his Twitch.
Leak reveals xQc was profitable by 2022 $8 million From a subscription on the platform.In the same year he lost $1.8 million Within a month of online gambling. The deal with Kick doesn’t prevent him from streaming on Twitch, but the latter does have provisions for simulcasting, and I wonder how much time xQc will continue to spend on the platform that made him a star in his initial deal. It is unclear how much time, if any, it will take. place.
“It’s time” xQc tweeted On June 16, a new partnership with Kick was announced. The post included a video promising that the content wouldn’t change on the new platform.Just below that was a retweet Show your support for streamer Nickmercs, He recently came under fire for his anti-LGBTQ+ remarks.