Felix Kjellberg, the Swedish-born YouTuber more commonly known as PewDiePie, has announced that he will be launching a brand new Twitch channel. The entertainer, who currently boasts upwards of 54 million subscribers on YouTube revealed the news on Saturday in a video titled YOUTUBEISOVERPARTY.
In the video, Felix addresses recent concerns amid the YouTube community surrounding the current relationship between YouTube and organisations that pay for advertising on the site. However, the 27-year-old content creator explained that his decision to launch a new Twitch channel had come about before the recent advertising controversy had sparked, stating:
“I decided this before anything… so don’t read about this the wrong way, I wanted to start doing streams on Twitch.”.
The new channel, named NetGlow currently boasts over 89,000 followers on Twitch. Whilst the stream to date only displays two videos titled “Best Club” and “Best Club – Episode 1”, Kjellberg noted to fans that the channel would be producing weekly scheduled content.
In light of the news that a substantial number of advertisers have pulled their ads from YouTube videos Felix also spoke out explaining:
“I hope and pray for everyone who’s a smaller channel that they can hang in their now. Because I used to at a point in YouTube where I was so dependent on my next paycheck I didn’t have anything set up I had just started off and I needed that monthly payment and this month its likely that a lot of creators aren’t going to get paid”.