Pro Gamer Jeremy ‘Disguised Toast’ Wang to Stream Exclusively on Facebook Gaming
Now, this is huge news! Ninja, Shroud, several big streamers have moved to new sites for exclusivity deals. Jeremy “Disguised Toast” Wang is the latest professional gamer to join in. It’s been confirmed today by Jeremy’s talent agency, UTA, that they were able to ink a deal with Facebook Gaming for him.
The inaugural stream will take place today, November 22nd, 2019 at 12 PM PST. The game? Teamfight Tactics. Don’t you dare miss it! It will go down on FB.GG.
A Smart Move
This is honestly a pretty smart move. Facebook Gaming has grown since it launched in January 2018. It’s been reported that Facebook Gaming is #3 in game streaming, measured by watch hours. This isn’t a real shock though; so many people spend hours on Facebook anyway.
So if you’re scrolling through your feed, and one of your favorite pro streamers goes live and you can see it right there? Why not just click that link instead of opening a new tab and heading to Twitch or Mixer? It’s pretty smart if you ask me.
He has 23,000 followers on Facebook alone, which could definitely grow if he advertises it on Twitter (240K followers). More people need to realize that FB Gaming is a viable streaming site, and I’d love to see it grow.
Disguised Toast spoke about the decision:
“One of my favorite things about streaming is that I get to engage with viewers from across the world. Throughout my career, I’ve made it a priority to learn about different cultures and experiences. My move to Facebook Gaming will give me a larger platform to share my voice with a global audience and hear their perspectives on the gaming landscape.”
This could add greater name value to Facebook Gaming. 700 million people check out gaming content on Facebook, and that could only grow in the future. After all, Disguised Toast has millions of followers around the world. He is one of the leading strategy game personalities, and I cannot wait to see what he brings to the site.
For A Good Cause
It’s not just about gaming, it’s also about a good cause. Disguised Toast has a long-standing commitment to philanthropy and inclusivity. Disguised Toast will donate 100% of his net proceeds from Facebook Stars to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for his entire first month on Facebook Gaming.
If that’s not enough, Disguised Toast also donated 20,000 dollars to patients and their families at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
“Facebook Gaming and I share a deep understanding about the importance of giving back and helping others,” said Disguised Toast. “I have always admired Facebook’s proactive approach to philanthropy, and I am excited about working together to support children and families in need.”
This was a brilliant decision, and I can only imagine his viewers will help support such a good cause. Is there a better cause to donate money to than to children? This is a move that stands alongside Disguised Toast’s other decisions as a streamer.
Facebook Gaming has powerful tools to do charitable livestreams, and they should serve Disguised Toast well.
Power of Positivity
He often tells his followers not to subscribe or donate to him directly. Instead, he wants his fans to seek out smaller streamers and support them instead. He’s helped esports athletes monetize their work, and provides insight for smaller, would-be streamers. Disguised Toast is a man with scruples, and it’s a nice change of pace.
I want to tell YOU all something.— Disguised Toast (@DisguisedToast) November 21, 2019
It's time to FACE the facts.
I have to MIX things up.
Announcement this Friday…
He’s a positive force in the gaming community, something we desperately need right now. So much news is focused on people being miserable and rotten. Disguised Toast is a breath of fresh air.
Lee Olebe, global director of games partnerships for Facebook spoke about Disguised Toast:
“Our growing base of gaming creators are a driving force behind building global gaming communities across Facebook. Disguised Toast has built a strong, inclusive community, around a uniquely diverse set of games, and we’re thrilled to welcome him to the Facebook Gaming family.”
Since 2015, Disguised Toast has brought positivity to the online gaming community. He’s well-known for “breaking games”. Disguised Toast finds new and interesting ways to win, and it’s something I respect a great deal.
In October 2019, he held the #1 most-watched Legends of Runeterra channel, averaging over 19,000 concurrent viewers, and ranked among the top 10 streamers (outside of brand and tournament channels).
He’s great at several games, and I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do for Facebook Gaming, starting today in Teamfight Tactics.