Facebook Gaming Enters The Streamer Wars And Acquires Disguised Toast

Another move away from Twitch has occurred, but not to Mixer like previous headlines, this time Facebook is making some money moves in the streaming scene.

Jeremy “Disguised Toast” Wang, popular Hearthstone streamer announced earlier this week that changes were coming on Twitter.

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I want to tell YOU all something.It’s time to FACE the facts.I have to MIX things up.Announcement this Friday…

And today, he’s officially announced his move from Twitch to Facebook Gaming.

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Big news, I’m moving. Excited to reach more people around the world, continue to give back and lose bets to chat. A new chapter at https://t.co/FthHmggxy4. pic.twitter.com/bFjMbX3XYt

And with a true masterclass stroke, Jeremy was offered $20,000 to create an announcement video, but instead donated that money to the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and created a more humbling announcement video of himself in his hotel room.

The streamer wars have begun and all the power-houses are fighting for a spot in the space. With Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Michael “shroud” Grzesiek now on Mixer, and Jack “CouRage” Dunlop’s announcment to join YouTube gaming, it is clear that this new trend is something we will continue to see. Currently, none of these moves have truly bolstered the numbers of any of the competing platforms, but they do indicate longer-term commitment as a streaming platform. Is this just the first phase of a bigger play for these streaming platforms or is it all just for a headline? Personally, I’m willing to bet there is a bigger plan here than simply poaching streamers. It’s just a matter of time before we see the results.


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