Twitch super star Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has made the bold claim that xQc is “more valuable” to Twitch than Ninja ever was while he was popular.
The debate around who is the “best” streamer out there is something that we can debate until the cows come home. It totally depends on how you’re judging it – do they pull in the most viewers or are they just your personal favourite?
Pokimane is one of the most popular women on Twitch, although not quite at xQc’s top spot. However, she has weighed in on the topic, saying that she believes xQc is more valuable than Ninja ever was while in his Twitch streaming prime [via Dexerto].
The question was posed by one of her viewers on a recent stream. They said: “I think we can all agree that Ninja was an S-Tier streamer at the time of his Mixer contract. What makes you think that Twitch could keep someone like xQc from [moving to] YouTube?”
If you remember, Ninja used to be the biggest streamer on Twitch before moving to Microsoft’s doomed platform, Mixer. Other streamers, like Ludwig, are now jumping the Twitch ship and moving to YouTube.
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However, Pokimane replies, “I think xQc is more valuable now than Ninja ever was, even at his peak. Is that a hot take? I don’t know.” While maybe a little controversial, Pokimane does have her reasonings, though: “xQc will get viewers doing anything. Ninja was the top Fortnite streamer when Fortnite was popping. Two very different things.
“You can’t just look at view count and think that that’s everything,” she continues. We can’t argue with her logic. xQc regularly plays a wide variety of titles and still manages to average almost 76,000 viewers at any given time. If he were to decide to move platforms, it would surely be a blow to Twitch’s userbase.
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[Featured Image Credit: Pokimane/xQc]