Mathil1 Calls Out Popular Streamers for Joining Kick

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A certain Twitch Streamer has recently made spicy statements about popular content creators joining Kick - a new and controversial streaming platform.

Kostya Khudoshin, famously known in the Path of Exile community as Mathil1, is an Australian Twitch streamer who has more than 363,000 followers. He was recently interviewed by fellow Australian streamer, Quintin "Quin69" Crawford.

When asked about his take on the slew of content creators joining the new streaming platform, Mathil1 did not mince words. He said: "every single one of those people are sub-human scum!"

Khudoshin also called out Felix "xQc" Lengyel, saying that he's "one of the worst things to happen to streaming." For those who don't know, xQc was a professional Overwatch player, but has now become a full-time streamer.

Anyway, he signed a $100-million contract to join Kick not long ago. This contract is not exclusive, which means that xQc can stream to other platforms like YouTube or TikTok if he wants to without repercussions.

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What is Kick Anyway?

Kick is a new streaming platform that is slowly becoming a pretty lucrative site for a lot of Twitch content creators. You see, Twitch is notorious for taking 50% of a streamer's earnings. Kick, on the other hand, allows streamers to take the bulk of their earnings while the platform only takes a measly 5%.

On top of that, Twitch has a new set of rules, where streamers are no longer allowed to feature third-party display, video, or audio ads, severely limiting their ability to earn more money. Well, Kick has no such restrictions.

These two reasons are why many content creators have joined the budding streaming platform. Aside from xQc, the other Twitch streamers who have jumped ship include Kaitlyn "Amouranth" Siragusa, Tyler "Trainwreckstv" Niknam, and Adin Ross, among many others.

Why is it Hated?

Despite a "streamer-friendly" revenue split, why do some content creators hate the said platform? Well, Kick is owned by Bijan Tehrani and Ed Craven, two people who also co-founded - a gambling website that primarily uses cryptocurrency. Because of this, some speculate that Kick is funded by gambling money.

In addition, under Section 5 of its community guidelines, Kick strictly prohibits streamers from gambling with others using "Kicks," sweepstakes, and lotteries. However, they can stream online gambling games as long as there are no laws and regulations in their country that prohibit them from doing so. This raises ethical concerns, especially considering that some streamers have young and impressionable audiences watching them on a regular basis.

What do you think? Do you agree with Mathil1's take on popular content creators jumping to Kick?

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