YouTube streamer Rachel “Valkyrae” Hofstetter has weighed in on the Twitch and YouTube debate. The two platforms have been taking virtual jabs at each other for what seems like forever, and now, the popular star has voiced her opinion.
The 100 Thieves co-owner started streaming on Twitch in 2015 but left the platform for YouTube last year. Several streamers have expressed their disappointment with the Google-owned streaming platform, with Valkyrae being the latest name on the list.
According to their Content Creator of the Year, YouTube needs many changes for it to become a force to be reckoned with.
This is what she said during one of her recent streams:
“I’m surprised a lot of changes haven’t happened yet. It’s taking a very long time. I’ve been streaming on YouTube for like a year and two months now, but the only thing they changed is they added clipping.”
However, there is absolutely no way for someone to view their clips later on, as it turns out. Meaning, there is no directory where the platform saves these clips.
Instead, it creates a link for the clip, which someone can later use elsewhere.
Is Valkyrae leaving YouTube for Twitch?
The American streamer was the first female gamer and content creator for 100 Thieves and has served as an advocate for women in the gaming fraternity.
While she has criticized YouTube during her streams, she managed to have a balanced opinion. As for whether she will keep streaming on the platform by renewing her contract after it ends, Valkyrae has no idea yet:
“I like streaming on YouTube. Like, I like that everything’s in one place. I like that my VODs are here; I like that I’ve built such a massive community on here. But, you know, I don’t know what’s gonna happen in the future.”
Other streamers like Herschel Guy “Dr Disrespect” Beahm IV and Jack “CouRageJD” Dunlop have criticized YouTube on several occasions. With a number of their top content creators showing their dislike for certain aspects of the platform, the developers might make these changes.