It seems like every other week now there’s news of another big Twitch streamer making the switch to YouTube.
Whether you’ve been out of the loop or not, it can be tough to follow and know who all streams on YouTube these days.
Especially with YouTube Live’s poor user experience for finding and discovering streamers.
Which is why we’ve created this page to highlight which streamers have left Twitch to go stream on YouTube so you can keep up with your favorite content creators!
Biggest YouTube Streamers
Below is a list of the biggest YouTube streamers who used to stream on Twitch.
If you’re new to the streaming culture scene or somehow forgot, Dr DisRespect was permanently banned from Twitch back in June 2020 for reasons unknown.
While this created a ton of drama for everyone involved, Herschel Beahm IV aka Dr DisRespect had no other choice but to start streaming on YouTube (imagine Doc on Facebook Gaming?? ).
Tomorrow, we arrive.https://t.co/EzD5VNbsVB
— Dr Disrespect (@drdisrespect) August 6, 2020
He took a huge hit in viewer count at first when comparing his previous Twitch numbers, but as of late he’s been on fire and is one of the biggest streamers on YouTube averaging between 20,000-30,000 viewers.
TimTheTatman is one of the most recent Twitch streamers to make the switch to YouTube. September 1st 2021 is when he made the announcement.
— timthetatman👑 (@timthetatman) September 1, 2021
Tim started streaming on Twitch back in 2012 and amassed a following of over 7 million. Which is an enticing audience size for YouTube to try to siphon.
A man of his size (not physically speaking… well, kind of) is the biggest streamer to leave Twitch since Shroud and Ninja made deals with Mixer.
After 5 years on Twitch, Valkyrae signed a multi-year deal with YouTube back in January 2020.
— rae☀️ (@Valkyrae) January 13, 2020
While the financial incentive was clearly a motivator, Rachell ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter said a big reason was it allowed her more freedom in the content creation side of things, without having to worry so much about sub count and viewer numbers.
You can find Valkyrae streaming a variety of games on YouTube.
In November 2019 Jack “CouRage” Dunlop was one of the first bigger streamers to leave Twitch for YouTube. This was shortly after the major Mixer deals between Ninja and Shroud.
The Next Chapter…
— Jack “CouRage” Dunlop (@CouRageJD) November 4, 2019
CouRage partnering up with YouTube has allowed him to expand his content creation and engage with his community in new ways he felt Twitch wasn’t able to support.
Announcing his Twitch departure just a couple of days before TimTheTatman, DrLupo is now streaming exclusively on YouTube.
— DrLupo (@DrLupo) August 30, 2021
A big part of his reasoning for making the switch was naturally the price tag involved. Admitting he and his family would be, “secure for life”. Good on you Ben!
Benjamin “Dr” Lupo leaves behind 4.5 million followers on Twitch where he’ll continue to grow his 1.8 million subscriber community on YouTube.
With constant backlash regarding how Twitch handles their TOS, and even reports on offering less lucrative contracts, we’ll see if this trend of big named Twitch streamers signing deals with YouTube continues.