Forget YouTube, Twitch Stars are the Next Wave
Twitch’s #1 Streaming Personality Ninja received $500k a month from Twitch Ads!
The new age online video space has created a slew of upcoming celebrities. Casey Nesitat, the Paul brothers, PewDiePie are some of this generations superstars. However, these superstars may be old news soon as tons of viewers are flocking to Twitch. Twitch was acquired several years ago by Amazon. While the acquisition didn’t make much sense in the beginning it’s making a lot of sense now. Games such as Fortnite and other have turned Twitch into the mainstream media. It’s becoming as lucrative to be a Twitch personality as it is a Youtube personality as more advertisers migrate to the platform.
Onlookers tune in from around the world tune in to watch their favourite personality destroy the competition in a live streamed video game. The ability to watch an expert level gamer completely decimate the competition in real time is something that has never been available before. Thought you were good at Fifa? Wait until you see a twitch star put a “champ” 12-0 before the half without even using both hands. The thrill of watching Twitch draws a very close parallel to watching sports in real life. Everyone want to be Ronaldo or Lebron but maybe we have a better chance of being the Lebron of NBA 2K18 on Twitch.
Check out below for some of top names on Twitch has for its channel creators, and the insane amount the top twitch players are paid. (See list below)
Everyday people can start streaming their content for as little as $10 a month (Twitch Membership)
Top 5 Paid Twitch Players
3. Saqib “Lirik” Zahid
2. Jaryd “Summit1g” Lazar
1. Geek & Sundry