Popular IRL streamer Jakenbake, who was featured at Twitchcon, was filmed expressing his less than positive thoughts on meeting Twitch President Dan Clancy.
Known IRL Streamer Jakenbake was caught sharing discouraging insights into his conversation with Pull out President Dan Clancy. Jakenbake frequently streams his travels and other real-life escapades on Twitch, but was filmed off-stream during TwitchCon, the streaming platform’s biannual convention.
Owned my Amazon, Twitch has been mired in controversy since it announced changes to how it will share revenue between the company and some of the platform’s most popular streamers. Prior to this and up until June 1st next year, larger streamers were offered exclusive, negotiated deals, often with a 70/30 revenue split in favor of the streamer. Under the new terms, all 70/30 contracts would expire after $100,000 in revenue has been accrued and replaced with a 50/50 split, which is the norm for the majority of affiliate streamers on Twitch. Sentiment towards this change was overwhelmingly negative from Twitch streamers, prompting Jakenbake to address the issue when the opportunity arose.
Regarding his recent meeting with the President of Twitch, Jakenbake is seen unusually dejected, beginning with an acknowledgment that he has nothing against the man himself. Despite this, he continues to claim that he lacked confidence in Dan Clancy’s vision, noting that he was “out of touch with what the (Twitch) streamers need and want,” concluding with the fact that he feeling “depressed” walking away from the conversation.
In what now feels like old tale, less than a month ago, Twitch was hailed for enforcing strict gambling policies, effectively banning the practice from the platform. The release of his revenue-sharing intentions squandered the goodwill gleaned over the past few days and sparked widespread online discourse about the differences between Twitch and YouTube, with the latter seemingly prevailing in the court of public opinion. Twitch has lost many high-quality streamers to exclusive deals from YouTube in recent months, attracting talent like Ludwig, Myth, LilyPichu and Sykkuno.
TwitchCon was similarly mired in negative publicity following multiple injuries that occurred in a foam pit at the convention. What happened to streamer Adriana Chechik was the hardest, she broke her back in two places after jumping into the pit and requiring surgery. Between that and the recent clash between streamers over sexual assault allegations, the controversy surrounding Twitch doesn’t seem to be abating anytime soon.
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