Popular Twitch streamers including Saqib Zahid aka LIRIK, Benjamin Lupo aka DrLupo, and Timothy John Betar aka TimTheTatman have signed multi-year deals with Amazon’s gaming platform Twitch. They signed contracts to remain streaming on Twitch for the next several years. LIRIK has 2.7 million followers on Twitch, DrLupo has over 4 million followers and TimTheTatman has 5 million followers. Each one of them have over a thousand views on every stream.
For Twitch, these big streamers were a big deal. If any of these big streamers left the platform, it would be a big loss for them because some of their popular streamers have recently left, like the two most followed Twitch star Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Michael “Shroud” Grzesiek who moved to Microsoft Mixer.
“We’re really excited that DrLupo, LIRIK , and TimTheTatman will keep calling Twitch home. They’re incredible players and partners and each bring a unique style to their streams that really resonates with their communities. They’ve achieved a lot to date, and we’re thrilled to be able to partner with and invest in them so that they can continue to build on their success into the future.”, Twitch’s senior VP of contents and partnerships, Mike Aragon said.