Twitch leak reveals who the most popular streamers are and how much money they make

This article was translated from our Spanish edition.

Last week, the chaotic downfall of Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp overshadowed another major social media event: a massive Twitch leak . Hackers managed to extract private information from the portal and revealed who the most popular streamers on the platform are and how much money they make .

1633979322 twitch hackeo filtracion streamers twitchers cuanto ganan mejor pagados

AuronPlay vía Twitter

Rumors about the break-in began early Wednesday morning, when anonymous hackers posted a 125 GB file on the 4chan platform. They claimed that it contained “the whole” of Twitch : the source code, passwords, metrics and even the payments that the highest paid ‘twitchers’ received during the last two years.

After several hours of uncertainty, the platform specialized in video game transmissions confirmed the hacking and data theft.

“We can confirm that there has been an access to our systems. Our teams are working urgently to understand the scope of what happened, “ the portal, owned by an Amazon subsidiary, confirmed on Twitter. He also recommended that all his users change passwords.

We can confirm a breach has taken place. Our teams are working with urgency to understand the extent of this. We will update the community as soon as additional information is available. Thank you for bearing with us.

– Twitch (@Twitch) October 6, 2021

The hackers said their goal is “to promote disruption and competition in the streaming video space.”

How much do the highest paid Twitch streamers make?

Once the attack was confirmed, the data that attracted the most attention was the earnings of the most popular ‘twitchers’ . You might think that broadcasting your video game games over the internet would not leave as much profit as being a youtuber, instagrammer or twitstar, but you will change your mind.

Critical Role streamer has earned more than $ 9.6 million from 2019 to date. In second place is xQcOW with $ 8.4 million , followed by summit1g with $ 5.8 million .

Despite being very popular in much of the world, Spanish twitchers are still far from these numbers. Of these, the Barcelona -born AuronPlay is the best positioned, since its 3 million dollars place it at number 9 on the list. Ibai Llanos is in 18th place with $ 2.3 million and ElRubius came in just 35th with $ 1.75 million .

One of the ‘twitchers’ who spoke about the issue was Ibai Llanos , who said “do not take Twitch as a job.” He recommended aspiring streamers to do it during their free time “until you are sure you can make a living from this.” He also emphasized the importance of finishing school and continuing to work, because the money will not come immediately or in large amounts to just anyone.

“Never let yourself be clouded by the numbers that we earn. That’s not real. AuronPlay there is one   and there will be no other ever again. […] I really see a lot of obsession with wanting to be a streamer, because it is thought that you stream on Twitch and you are a millionaire, and it is totally a lie! “ , Ibai expressed in a video shared on Twitter.

Ibai decided to talk about factors one more day pic.twitter.com/2NOhGvw1dD

– IbaiLand Out Of Context (@IbaiLand_OOC) October 6, 2021

Source: Twitch leak reveals who the most popular streamers are and how much money they make

*This is a free press release. Upgraded press releases are ad-free!

New York #1 Best-Selling Author Finds Inspiration in Shen Yun

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Dr. David West Reynolds holds a Ph.D. in archeology specializing in ancient Rome and Egypt. He’s also the New York Times #1 best-selling author of Star Wars guide books. His books have been translated into a dozen languages and have sold over 2 million copies around the world. He has also written books on…

Read Press Release

Mark Cuban believes that Bitcoin is the best store of value

Ethereum has more use cases than Bitcoins as per billionaire Mark Cuban and Shark TankCuban sees BTC as digital Gold, and deemed that Bitcoin is what the Gold folks are doingCuban advocates smart contracts platform Ethereum and layer 2 solutionsMark Cuban believes that investors could choose Bitcoin to invest in the longer time-frameEthereum and Bitcoin…

Read Press Release

The changing nature of beauty packaging

In a fiercely competitive market, packaging can make an enormous difference in which beauty products do best. Here we examine how sustainability and influencer marketing is affecting the look and feel of the beauty sector In 2020, the UK’s beauty industry was reportedly worth £27 billion, and has been valued at around $500 billion globally.…

Read Press Release

Twitch leak reveals who the most popular streamers are and how much money they make - Click To Share

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on reddit
Share on linkedin
Share on email
Share on whatsapp