Fuslie, a content creator and recently turned YouTube livestreamer, defended her decision to dedicate herself to YouTube in her first public broadcast on the platform.
Fuslie, a former Twitch streamer, has become the latest creator to switch to YouTube. Though her decision was largely anticipated and telegraphed up to a year before her official announcement, it still contributed to the growing trend.
[Valkyrae], Ludwig, Sykkuno, these are people I interact with constantly and talk with constantly, and creators I admire for making these decisions, Fuslie said. So, of course, people will be like, oh she only went for the bag. Dude, I was literally having thoughts of going for free at this point. I'd like to try it out there.
Fuslie added that YouTube granted her a generous offer for an exclusive contract, stating that she saw her move as a way to shake up the status quo while still getting the bag. After spending over seven years on Twitch, she felt inspired to make an experiment.
YouTube is still working on its streaming services, but the platform has aggressively sought out swaths of livestreamers off Twitch. Although it is certainly granting lucrative contracts that have influenced some artists' decisions, Fuslie claims that her familiarity with the platform and her friends were key reasons for her decision.