Apparently, the rivalry between Twitch and YouTube is so breakneck that Twitch has delved in to revisionist history with some of its former streamers. Ludwig, DrLupo, and TimTheTatman have been removed from Twitch’s year-end recap.
Twitch summary, the platform’s equivalent to Spotify’s year-end wrapped feature, appears to have removed ex-Twitch streamers Ludwig Ahgren, DrLupo and TimTheTatman from the roundup after jumping off the site to work exclusively with YouTube gaming.
In particular, Ludwig’s removal from the summary of Twitch is a blatant omission, as he broke the previous world record for the highest number of subscribers for Tyler “Ninja” Blevins with more than 270,000 subscribers after a 31-day streaming marathon In April.
Ludwig’s partnership with YouTube Game was announced on November 29th. And Twitch probably didn’t take Ludwig’s subtle, but winking, announcement video in which he saw him exit a purple car that explodes only to drive off in a red car that Ludwig says is “pretty much the same,” just with the added benefit of not having any trouble playing music. The main colors of Twitch and YouTube are of course purple and red, respectively.
Ludwig expressed his disappointment with Twitch’s summary yesterday.
“Although I understand it from a business perspective, it’s still sad to be erased from so many people’s years,” tweeted Ludwig.
However, Ludwig got his flowers in the form of replies from fans and other Twitch streamers. YouTube animator Ross Donnovan said Ludwig’s admission was “damn well deserved”. socialist streamer Hasanabi, who is on the third day of being banned from Twitch after his wholehearted use of “crackers” with a hard r, jokingly asked if he was in the summary at all (he is). Ex-Twitch streamer colleague DrLupo simply replied with a laughing emoji.