One of the biggest names on the Amazon-owned website Twitch, Ludwig boasted over 3.1 million followers and holds the record for the most subscribers on the entire platform.
Announcing the switch in a short video, Ludwig exited a car painted Twitch-purple shortly before it exploded. Crossing the parking lot, he instead enters a YouTube-red vehicle, stating that it’s “just a different colour”.
He makes a final dig at Twitch’s controversial DMCA guidelines as he drives away, pointing out that he won’t get in trouble for playing music in his new car.
Explaining the move in a video titled Why I Left Twitch, Ludwig explained that YouTube made him feel wanted. “I’ve never felt particularly loved by Twitch,” he said. “I love Twitch, but it hasn’t been a two-way street.”
Ludwig’s first official YouTube stream took place yesterday.