MoistCr1TiKaL has terminated his contract with Twitch and is free to stream on any platform he wishes, including YouTube.
Streamer, YouTuber, and esports organization owner Charles “MoistCr1TiKaL” White Jr. has terminated his contract with Twitch, with the two parties departing amicably. The news of the end of Cr1TiKaL’s exclusivity was released in a YouTube video posted on August 14.
In the video, Charlie explains that he’s ended the contract amicably but gives some damning criticism of Twitch, stating that he just couldn’t be passionate about the platform in light of its monetization model and use of advertisements.
However, Cr1TiKaL also praises streaming contracts as the “future” and explains that he has nothing against them. He goes on to describe how he feels that’s how streaming should be.
“Me streaming a game shouldn’t be something that’s paywalled or inundated with ads out the wazoo. It should be something you should just flip on, completely free to watch, and just have nothing else to do but kick back and have fun.”
But this isn’t the end of Charlie on Twitch. Instead, he’ll just be diversifying, particularly into YouTube, where he already has a sizable following due to his channel. The creator stresses that he’s excited about being able to do different projects on different platforms.
Cr1TiKaL’s Twitch money funded Moist Esports
Cr1TiKaL continues in the video with some nuggets of wisdom about Moist Esports, and the esports scene in general. After explaining that all the money he made from his Twitch contract went into esports, he describes a little about why that was:
“All the money I make from streaming goes into our esports organization, Moist Esports. And if you know anything about esports, you know it’s an absolute bonfire for money. It is actually just flushing money down a toilet forever without ever seeing any return. It’s why so many of these orgs go completely defunct. It is just bleeding money until there is nothing left to bleed. And then it’s tears. That’s just the landscape of esports.”
However, it's not all doom and gloom. Cr1TiKaL ends on a positive note about esports.
“But we’re in esports because we’re passionate about it. I f*cking love the esports scene, I really do.”
What to expect from Cr1TiKaL in the future
"If you know anything about esports, you know it’s an absolute bonfire for money. It is actually just flushing money down a toilet forever without ever seeing any return."
MoistCr1TiKaL closes the video by looking towards the future of his content outside of Twitch. He hinted at a new Dungeons & Dragons live-play show he’ll be doing with some other creators and learning speedruns such as Jedi Survivor and Gollum. He explained that YouTube would be a better place for these projects to live rather than Twitch.
It makes sense. While Twitch is excellent as a live platform, its replayability and archival functions are largely inaccessible, difficult to use, and sometimes non-existent. Video on Demand (VOD) functions are frequently outsourced to YouTube by esports tournament organizers, speedrunners, and RPG live-play shows. That’s because it’s infinitely easier to use YouTube for this function. And it seems Cr1TiKaL feels the same way.
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