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The Frustrating Reason Why Fuslie Finally Left Twitch

100 Thieves' Fuslie is a streamer who has made a name for herself on Twitch after consistently streaming on the platform since 2015. However, recently Fuslie announced that she would be the latest personality to leave Twitch and would instead make YouTube the new home for her content. For many streamers, YouTube has looked better than Twitch lately, so streamers changing platforms isn't particularly uncommon. Still, Fuslie's decision took few by surprise.


Fuslie fans predicted her move to YouTube after she ended her August 31 stream in tears after saying her goodbyes (per Dexerto). On September 6, the streamer finally confirmed her move to YouTube via a creative reveal video that involved her shopping for a guitar. The video also featured some of her fellow content creators who have already switched to YouTube, such as Valkyrae, Lilypichu, and Sykkuno.

And although fans were supportive of Fuslie's move to YouTube, she never disclosed exactly why she decided to make the switch. That was, until recently when Fuslie finally revealed al. It's hard not to sympathize with the reason Twitch frustrated her to the point where she had to leave.

DMCA strikes became an issue for Fuslie

During one of Fuslie's recent YouTube livestreams, clipped by Streamer Moments, the content creator revealed one major reason she switched to YouTube. When discussing DMCA strikes, Fuslie quickly pointed out that YouTube treats these strikes differently than Twitch. She explained that YouTube gives its users warnings before sending DMCA strikes. But, on the other hand, Fuslie joked that on Twitch, she could randomly get two DMCA strikes for listening to Ariana Grande two years prior. If she got one more strike in this hypothetical situation, Twitch would take down her channel.


Fuslie later explained that this scenario was less hypothetical than some may assume. She said she previously had two DMCA strikes issued to her three years after the DMCA breaking action occurred. After receiving the strikes, she said she contacted Twitch support, but they were not helpful, which freaked her out. Then she messaged some of her connections at Twitch, expecting a different response, only to receive a reply that read, "all we can do is tell you to take down every clip you have, but we don't have a system for you to remove those clips." Naturally, she found that terrifying. 

Fuslie then concluded that living in that stressful environment where she feared her career would end suddenly due to her channel being deleted was one of the big reasons she chose to move to YouTube.