Sykkuno has left Twitch behind in a major move to YouTube Gaming to start fresh. The big reason? While Twitch’s initial offer was “garbage,” they eventually backflipped and agreed with YouTube. However, a naming error ended the debate.
Sykkuno finally joined the YouTube gaming family in May 2022 after leaving home on Twitch, where he had four million followers, to stream exclusively on their competitor.
The move came as a shock to some as YouTube continues its big acquisitions in the streaming space. It was easy for Sykkuno, however, because Twitch’s initial offer was “just bad” compared to what was on the table.
While the streaming giant ended up coming up with “a very, very good deal,” a mistake in an email with the star’s name put the final nail in the coffin.
Sykkuno Shocked By Twitch Backflip On “Trash” Offer
Sykkuno told viewers Twitch’s updated offering nearly kept him on board. It was a bit unexpected for the streamer, who has been marred by previous controversies over Twitch’s suppression of other streamers.
“I was shocked. Everyone thinks they have this reputation for offering a garbage deal. And they gave me one until they upgraded it to a much better one,” he said.
The streamer hypothesized that Ludwig’s big departure — and other big-name departures like TimTheTatman — had something to do with Twitch’s insistence on keeping him.
“I was almost ready to go ‘they cared,'” he continued. “I think that’s because maybe Ludwig had already left and they were kind of scared.”
However, what killed Sykkuno’s relationship with Twitch was a lack of professionalism. He showed an email he received from Twitch in which they had misspelled the star’s name as Sukkuno, which he believed was a scam.
“This was an official email I received from Twitch and when I received it I had to email so many people asking if this was a phishing scam.”
Venting his frustration, the streamer ended the explanation for his departure from Twitch by expressing his clear disappointment with the management of the platform.
“I’m supposed to be the 28th highest-earning creator on the platform, the 45th most-followed all-time on the platform, and they called me Sukkuno. In an official email.
“I mean, maybe I have too big an ego or something, but I was shocked. I really thought I was being scammed. I was afraid to click on that email.
“I don’t know if I’m taking it too much, but they couldn’t even spell my name right.”
https://www.dexerto.com/entertainment/sykkuno-twitch-name-blunder-pushed-him-youtube-1816590/ Sykkuno explains how a Twitch naming error pushed him towards a YouTube deal