Twitch streamer Asmongold won’t be returning to his main channel for now and will continue to cost Twitch a small fortune a month. But the reason for this is not that he wants to get one over on the live streaming platform.
In a long statement, Twitch President Dan Clancy justified himself for the coming year Pay cuts for the top streamers the platform. He gave an example of Interactive Video Service tariffs. According to the company, a live video (i.e. stream like on Twitch) for a streamer with an average of 100 simultaneous viewers who streams 200 hours per month costs more than USD 1,000 per month. Twitch streamer Asmongold did the math and came to the conclusion that he founded the company costs over $150,000 a month with its second channel.
The big streamer switches to his second channel when he is in the mood for rather atypical games/streaming topics or wants to leave the camera switched off. His second channel Zackrawrr In contrast to its main channel Asmongold, Twitch is not a Twitch partner, so Twitch does not receive any advertising or subscription income via this channel. As the Twitch streamer recently announced, he probably won’t be returning to his main channel any time soon and will be driving even more viewers to his secondary channel, which will continue to cost Twitch a fortune in the future. At the start of WotLK Classic, more than 70,000 spectators briefly watched Asmongold. But the reason for this isn’t to give Twitch a go.
OTK in crisis
Asmongold is co-founder of what is now the largest live streaming organization OTK. One of the OTK members, Mizkif, is currently facing serious allegations and has taken a forced hiatus from streaming on Twitch. He is accused of staging a cover-up of a sexual assault that took place in 2020. A third party is currently investigating the case. Of course, that doesn’t reflect well on the company that Asmongold owns. This is extremely stressful for Asmongold and is why he will stream on his secondary channel indefinitely, if at all.
Asmongold recently said on stream: “I wrote a tweet in my draft twitter that I was going live on my main channel today. I woke up at 7am and had some kind of panic attack and I was totally freaked out. I couldn’t fall asleep at all”, like Asmon. “So I just said ‘fuck it’ and gave up. I don’t know if I’ll ever stream on my main channel again at this point. I’ll be honest, I don’t know if I’ll ever stream on the main channel again.”
Asmongold has amassed 3.3 million followers on his main channel, but his second channel also performs quite well in terms of viewership. Especially now that WotLK Classic has launched. More than 60,000 people watched his stream on September 27, 2022. Assuming he held those numbers this month, would Losing Twitch in operating expenses – a good-natured guess – easily over half a million dollars to Asmongold’s secondary channel.
Source | dexterto