- Another major video-game streamer on Twitch is migrating to Facebook Gaming: This time, it’s the emerging streaming platform’s biggest female-streamer acquisition yet, Corinna Kopf.
- Kopf is a member of David Dobrik’s popular “Vlog Squad” group on YouTube and has a sizeable presence on Instagram with more than 3.5 million followers.
- In the past year, Kopf has pivoted to streaming on Twitch, where she was temporarily barred for wearing only underwear during a stream, which is against the platform’s terms and conditions.
- Kopf was later reinstated and had almost half a million followers on Twitch, but she is turning to Facebook as “a home that not only empowers myself, but also my community, to make a positive impact in the gaming world.”
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Professional video-game streamer Corinna Kopf announced on Friday that she’s pivoting from Twitch to an exclusive contract with Facebook Gaming. The member of David Dobrik’s “Vlog Squad” is the biggest female streamer to migrate to Facebook yet.
Kopf’s social-media presence is largely concentrated on YouTube and Instagram, where she has more than 3.5 million subscribers. But over the past year, she has leaned into video-game streaming on Twitch, where she was temporarily barred for wearing only underwear during a stream — which is against the platform’s terms and conditions.
She was reinstated and had accrued almost half a million subscribers on Twitch, where she largely played “Fortnite.” On Twitter, she made the announcement that she had signed an exclusive streaming contract with Facebook Gaming, something streamers told Business Insider could be more profitable and lead to more views, thanks to Facebook’s massive user base and new focus on streaming.
—Pouty Girl (@CorinnaKopf) December 27, 2019
“As a female streamer, it’s so important for me to find a home that not only empowers myself, but also my community, to make a positive impact in the gaming world,” Kopf said in a statement.
On Twitter, her announcement was met with mixed reactions. Some commentators think Kopf will lose a substantial portion of her audience, and Facebook Gaming has yet to gain a fraction of the recognition that Twitch, YouTube, and Microsoft’s Mixer have in the streaming world.
But Kopf isn’t the first big streamer or social-media star to sign with Facebook Gaming — nor is she the first popular Twitch personality to ditch the platform. Twitch has been losing major names, including its primary star, Ninja, for more than a year. Facebook also acquired major Twitch streamer Jeremy “DisguisedToast” Wang in November.
Popular streamer “Tfue” replied to Kopf’s tweet, saying, “No more half ass birthday streams,” in reference to her streaming session that got her barred.
Kopf’s first stream will take place at 4 p.m. PT on December 30 on her Facebook Gaming profile.