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How much does you can earn on Twitch?

The answer comes from the recent leak to the platform

How much does you can earn on Twitch? The answer comes from the recent leak to the platform

Despite being one of the most widely used and well-known streaming platforms, Twitch has always maintained a certain amount of secrecy around the earnings of its members. However, this confidentiality has seen a setback after an anonymous hacker managed to breach the platform's databases yesterday, uploading to 4chan around 125GB containing a long list of information, including streamers' earnings from August 2019 until today, October 2021.

The figures that emerged are far higher than expected, with some of the biggest names earning more than $200,000 per month, and even reaching $700,000 in the case of gamer xQcOW. Looking at overall earnings over the last few years, in addition to the aforementioned xQcOW, we find CriticalRole with over $9 million in earnings and Tfue, one of the most famous names among gamers. Only 46th is Ninja, who left Twitch in 2019 to move to Mixer, the Microsoft platform closed the following year, while pokimane, a gamer who also appeared in the film Free Guy, is in 39th place with $1.5 million. Among the Italians we find Zano in 54th place with over $1 million and Blurr, 87th with $960,000.

It's worth remembering that the figures reported, confirmed by the platform itself, are without taxes and only include earnings from Twitch, thus excluding the sale of merchandise, promotions and external activities, and above all donations during live events, with figures that often reach up to one million euros per donation. As more than one observer has pointed out, the Twitch model resembles a bubble destined sooner or later to burst: we have already seen a taste of it in recent months, with a drop in users after the exponential increase in the pandemic period.