After weeks of speculations of Summit1G signing an exclusive deal with Mixer, a Microsoft streaming service that has managed to grab some of Twitch’s biggest streamer, Twitch quickly made moves and re-signed popular streamers – Jaryd “Summit1G” Lazar, Brett “Dakotaz” Hoffman, and Josh “JoshOG” Beave, members of the management company “Loaded.gg”.
According to a press release by Loaded.gg, all 3 streamers signed “multi-year content deals”, details of which weren’t disclosed.
Currently, Summit1G have more than 5 million followers on Twitch, whereas JoshOG have 1.73 million and Dakotaz stands at 4.3 million followers. Combined these 3 streamers command more than 11 million followers. Both Summit1G and Dakotaz are ranked 5th and 10th respectively in the top 10 most followed Twitch Streamers list.
In an announcement Tweet accompanied by a video, Summit1G made it official by saying:
In a statement, Michael Aragon Twitch’s SVP of content said:
As more players enter the streaming platform war, companies like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft are using their banks to rope in more streamers from Twitch. With Twitch feeling the pressure due to exodus of streamers, the Amazon company also started re-signing its streamers. So far Twitch has re-signed Ben “DrLupo” Lupo, Timothy “TimTheTatman” Betar, and Saqib “Lirik” Zahid in December and Guy “Dr Disrespect” Beahm in March.