YouTube Gaming Star Ludwig Calls Out YouTube Gaming
Following the significant purchases of Myth and LilyPichu, YouTube Gaming star Ludwig criticized his own platform, stating it still needs to make many significant adjustments before it can be a serious Twitch competitor.
After ten years on Twitch, creator of OTV content LilyPichu announced her departure four days ago. Today, Myth added her name to the expanding group of broadcasters who have switched to YouTube. Ludwig has responded by criticizing YouTube for continuing to have issues that affect producers who transition to the site. The three primary problems with streaming on YouTube Gaming were listed by the streaming celebrity.
Ludwig said; “One of the main things if you guys switch to YouTube right now; thumbnails, they fucking suck. Making a thumbnail for a livestream sucks,”
The second problem, which Ludwig claims makes it challenging for streamers who react to a lot of video to broadcast on the site, is the continual worry of being accused of violating someone else’s copyright on YouTube. This was personally experienced by the former Twitch celebrity, who had several of his livestreams blocked due to copyright violations in the first week after switching to YouTube Gaming in November 2021. The third and last issue with YouTube is its muddled archive of broadcasts and the variety of ways that streamers interact with them on their channels, which Ludwig considers to be the biggest issue. Ludwig notes that it can be confusing for newer viewers when some streamers remove their previous streams from their listings while others keep them online.
The star claims that if YouTube wants to compete with Twitch, it must soon simplify this system. Ludwig added; “Eventually, they should get to a point where if you go to someone’s channel it has a ‘videos’ tab, ‘streams’ tab, ‘shorts’ tab, and they should all be separate but clean. But it’s fucking YouTube bro, they’re a bloated-ass company, they’re gonna take a couple years to get there.”
In his video, Ludwig also praised his colleagues streamers Myth and LilyPichu for switching to YouTube Gaming, noting that he had spoken to both of them before their announcements. LilyPichu has “cool ideas,” according to the streamer, and switching platforms “makes sense” for her and her content.
Myth, a veteran Battle Royale player, received even more praise from Ludwig, who referred to him as “one of the funniest people on the platform” and said he was eager to see what Myth would do after making the significant decision to switch.