Streamer Ludwig Ahgren, better known mononymously as Ludwig, has announced he is moving on from Twitch and will stream via YouTube Gaming instead.
Ludwig shared the news in a video on social media yesterday (Monday, 29 November), as he changed from driving a purple car representing Twitch to a red one the colour of YouTube.
Following the announcement, Ludwig has opened up on leaving Twitch and a new YouTube extension he has been working on, with fans curious to know more.
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Why did he leave Twitch?
Following the streamer’s announcement he shared the process behind his decision in a video on his Mogul Mail channel entitled Why I Left Twitch.
In the video, he claims he initially planned to stay streaming as part of Twitch having asked friends for advice and even flipping a coin. However, after talking to both platforms, he ended up leaving for YouTube.
He explained: “Although I love Twitch and I always thought of myself as a Twitch guy, they’re not going to help me make the s**t I want to make. I don’t feel especially liked/respected/wanted and I also don’t want to do something because it’s comfortable.”
Ludwig admitted he made a pros and cons list for YouTube and Twitch, and the only con for YouTube was he felt he would “feel alone.” Despite that, he sided with YouTube as he exclaimed: “It’s crazy not to do something just because you’re scared.”
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Ludwig reveals new YouTube extension
As well as moving platforms from Twitch to YouTube, Ludwig announced a new extension that aims to improve the streaming experience on YouTube.
Concluding his Why I Left Twitch video, Ludwig reveals he had been working on the extension with his friend Otto. He explains the extension would mean subscribers on Twitch could combine their membership with that of YouTube, while those on YouTube could use their Twitch names.
Ludwig also shared plans for the extension with hopes to add features such as “channel points” and “secrets and surprises” fans would have to wait to hear about.
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Fans divided over platform switch
Following the streamer’s move to YouTube, some fans took to Twitter to share their excitement:
Others, however, seem to be shocked after hearing about his departure from Twitch: