Did Nickmercs Tease a Move to YouTube Gaming?
Nickmercs is one of the oldest names on Twitch, but would he move to Youtube? We’ve seen major names leave the platform recently, and Nickmercs tease of a “huge, huge move,” could mean anything. He’s gone on record to say he wants to stay in one place, but this is the biggest signing of his career. It’s a very interesting time to make this kind of tease. Hot on the heels of TimTheTatMan and DrLupo leaving Twitch, Youtube is clearly willing to throw major money around. It’s not about hate raids, about DMCA, it’s likely all about the kind of money Youtube can throw around. So will Nickmercs really move to Youtube? It’s a mystery right now.
“The Biggest Deal of My Life” – Nick “NICKMERCS” Kolcheff
Not everyone left Twitch willingly, but it’s not like it would be without precedent. The tease also conveniently comes two years after his original deal was signed. That could mean he had a two-year deal with Twitch, but he revealed earlier that he can’t really talk about it too much:
“I can’t tell you guys too much, but I just signed the biggest deal of my life… the biggest deal. This is like, the kind of deal that’s not about you anymore. It’s about your family, your friends, all that sh*t, you know? So, we’re making moves. Huge, huge moves.”
Though Nickmercs has said he’d like to stay in one place, so has everyone else until Youtube came calling, asking them to move with millions of dollars. He’d be in good company for sure, with 4.4M followers on his primary Youtube channel, and getting 100,000+ views. He called the deal “a beefer”, that it’s a serious deal:
“It’s a big one… a big contract. It’s good, great things. You guys are gonna love it. I can’t go over details yet, but soon, trust me. It’s been a big year, and next year is going to be even bigger. Chat, I will tell you as soon as I can. I just can’t tell you yet. It’s the biggest deal of my life.”
So there’s no telling exactly what’s going down yet, we have a feeling we won’t have to wait too long. If it were really Nickmercs moving to Youtube, he may have already revealed it. It depends on when his actual contract with Twitch is up. It’s all speculation right now, but it sounds like it’s going to be an incredible time for him and his community.