Jeremy “Trump”, a 27-year-old podcaster from Canada who has more than 1 million followers on Twitch, has announced a shift, according tomedia. In the future, he will do exclusive content on Facebook Gaming, with the first live stream starting at 3pm EST on November 22.
It’s Facebook’s first big podcast acquisition, and it shows the company’s ambition to compete with Amazon and Microsoft only in streaming, but also to compete with Twitch, Mixer and YouTube.
Wang’s streaming career began on YouTube in 2015, when he was wearing a cardboard toast mask when he uploaded a video of many Blizzard legends. And when he accidentally exposed his face, his popularity skyrocketed.
For Wang, turning to Facebook means he will be able to reach a larger global audience. “One of my favorite things about streaming is that I can talk to people from all over the world. My turn to Facebook Gaming will provide a bigger platform for me to share my voice with a global audience and hear their thoughts on the future of the game. “
Facebook has a large global user base. Doron Nir, CEO of StreamElements, a streaming services platform, says they have been making “talent acquisitions” outside the U.S. in Asia and Latin America. Facebook Gaming also recently signed two Oft’s Spanish anchors, NexxuzHD and Lolito FDEZ.
“It’s worth noting that there are many undeveloped players, and Facebook doesn’t need to compete with Twitch to be successful,” Nir wrote in an email. “Given Facebook’s huge user base, it’s easy to beat all players except YouTube, even if it’s not the first.” It is clear that it is very wise to develop abroad, because it is still an undeveloped market.