Ludwig on the Twitch-YouTube war: It doesnt matter if you watch live

Ludwig on the Twitch-YouTube war: It doesnt matter if you watch live ...

Following some development by artists from Twitch to YouTube towards the end of the summer, Ludwig has once again chimped in on the streaming war between Twitch and YouTube.

Ludwig used a picker wheel to name a 13-minute video. He talked about how YouTube is putting a damper on Twitch by signing more of its creators to exclusive agreements.

FaZe Swagg and Fuslie have been added to the platform in recent weeks, and some have speculated that Ninja, a well-known Fortnite player, might be on the way as well.

Ludwig questioned whether YouTube's strategy so far has been to attract people who have previously streamed on Twitch, in favor of their friend who may still be a Twitch streamer. This applies to streamers like LilyPichu, Sykkuno, and Fuslie who have all joined at the same time.

He added that communities are shifting over. Is it more likely than anything that happens when big artists leave, that they all go to the next largest creator in the group.

Ludwig outlined the three major complaints viewers have about streamers who leave Twitch for YouTube.

The most provocative remarks by Ludwig on these three topics was the perception that YouTubers were off. Ludwig explained that being a content creator involves a lot more than just live viewership.

Ludwig even went so far as to dismiss the notion that live viewership is important.

To be honest, I don't know why people watch livestreams. They're so good, man. What Ive discovered is that live viewership is useless. It's only a metric that can measure how much money you earn.

Despite his live viewership remaining somewhat stagnant, Ludwig noted that the amount of viewers he gets on his uploaded videos has increased significantly.

He noted that there are plenty of less-than-spectacular live viewership who continue to post YouTube videos and make a living by reeling in huge numbers. DisguisedToast, during his time on Facebook, and SypherPK are two of his favorite streamers.

Ludwig is more confident in YouTube's ability to outlast Twitch, but he concluded his remarks by saying that YouTube will not be able to do that until it can begin to attract streamers to switch platforms without having to sign them.

Ludwig said he thinks the change will not be seen for a couple of years.