Sykkuno, one of the best live streaming players on Twitch who is known for his healthy behavior and playing games like Between us And GTA Online, left the Amazon-owned platform for YouTube Gaming’s red ranches this month. The move shocked the streaming space because Sykkuno was a household name on Twitch, boasting Four million followers and 103 million total views Since he became a more consistent streaming player in April 2019. However, the switch made sense to him because, as he revealed during his first ever live stream on YouTube Gaming, the Google-owned platform offered him a slightly better deal, and Twitch gave his name an unfortunate misspelling. Fairly formal letter.
You may not have heard of it, but it has been on YouTube for years. fact, his old account It can be traced back to April 2006, when it was uploaded league of legends And Maine Craft Content before moving on to his current channel, who now has 2.75 million subscribers, dated September 2011. While Sykkuno spent most of his early career on YouTube, he didn’t make a name for himself as a streaming player until April 2019, when he began broadcasting regularly on his Twitch channel. d created years ago. In August 2020, he joined a group of streamers named Offline TVwhich includes other online characters such as DisguisedToast and LilyPichu, and although it He left the group after two months In November, continue to see rapid growth. Now, with four million followers on Twitch, Sykkuno has left the Amazon-owned platform because he believes he will be “happier” on YouTube.
distance Share the news of his move on YouTube On social media, they will be The live broadcast started on May 3 To discuss the reasons behind the switch. It was a multifaceted interpretation spurred by the negotiation of his Twitch contract. He said he went to the company to ask for a better deal because Twitch’s initial offer was “just bad,” though he didn’t provide details. Twitch is back with what Sykkuno describes as a “very, very good show,” which nearly convinced him to stay because he was “pretty much dead even” with the YouTube show. He even said that if the Twitch show had been “a little bit worse,” he would have stayed on the platform.
However, he did not. In the end, YouTube did the best, but that wasn’t the only deciding factor. What cemented the move, apart from the increase in money provided by YouTube, was the strange email that Sykkuno received from Twitch.
After sharing some stats about his performance on Twitch – he was the 28th highest earning and 45th most-followed of all time – he then threw an email the company sent him to the screen, which featured a Twitch spokesperson spelling her name “Sukkuno”. You can sense Sykkuno’s awkwardness while he’s discussing the email. He was so shocked that he sent messages to people asking if it was a phishing scam because he couldn’t believe Twitch would do it in his name.
“Maybe I have a really big ego or something, but I was shocked,” Ciccino said during the live broadcast. “I legitimately thought I was being scammed. I was afraid to click on that email because I was like, ‘Am I about to get a virus?’”
There was some indifference, as Secono was joking a bit about the unfortunate misspelling, but he concluded the clip by expressing how unappreciated he felt. Notably, Cicono’s move comes during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, during which Twitch is supposed to be “Celebration and Recognition” The massive impact that AAPI broadcasters have had, not only on Twitch but on gaming culture as a whole. They will be an American of Chinese and Vietnamese descent, and misspelling his name, even if it’s not his real name, seems very careless. No wonder he felt unappreciated, especially since Anti-Asian sentiment is rising all over the world But especially in the United States Because of the ongoing epidemic.
Kotaku I’ve reached out to Sykkuno and Twitch for comment.
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