Tim “TimTheTatMan” Betar, one of the vital standard streamers on Twitch, is leaving to stream completely on YouTube Gaming. His transfer comes simply days after one other massive streamer, Ben “DrLupo” Lupo, introduced that he’d be switching from Twitch to YouTube as properly. Betar’s first stream will happen on September 2nd.
In transferring from Twitch, Betar is abandoning the 7 million followers he’s accrued on the Amazon-owned platform. But he received’t be ranging from scratch on YouTube, the place he already has 3.8 million subscribers.
Speaking to Insider, Betar mentioned the transfer will let him spend extra time together with his household. “When I started, I had no family obligations and I could [stream] a lot of hours,” he mentioned to Insider. “The reality is, now that I’ve got my wife and my son, it’s hard for me to stream as much as I did beforehand.” Lupo, in an interview with The Washington Post, equally indicated that his YouTube Gaming deal would give him extra household time and mentioned that the deal he was introduced with would let him be “secure for life.”
Betar and Lupo’s strikes comply with earlier switches made by Jack “CouRage” Dunlop and Rachell “Valkyrae” Hofstetter and sign that YouTube Gaming is perhaps investing extra in bringing massive names to the platform. YouTube Gaming nonetheless sees far fewer hours watched than Twitch does, according to Streamlabs, so the signings may assist YouTube shut that hole.
In an acknowledgment of the transfer, Twitch shared a montage of Betar on Twitter, together with the long-lasting second when he lastly received a recreation of Fall Guys.
“It’s been great to see all that TimTheTatman has achieved since being partnered in 2012 on Twitch — whether it was marrying the love of his life and welcoming an heir to the Tatman throne, or the trials and tribulations of achieving his first Fall Guys crown,” a Twitch spokesperson mentioned in an announcement. “It’s been a pleasure being part of Tim’s community, and we are proud of everything he has done for gaming.”