Twitch Leak Reveals Top Creator Payouts on Platform
As a part of a leak posted to 4chan, Twitch creator payouts got revealed to the entire world. If you’ve received a creator payout as a part of the Twitch system, it’s very likely that what you have made is a part of it. It’s not something people talk about, for a variety of reasons. Sure, viewers can guess by the number of subscribers a streamer has, but that’s not always reliable. That doesn’t factor in the tier of subscribers, if they are using Twitch Prime, and whatever cut Twitch gets. We already knew that some of these major streamers made tons of money, but it’s horrifying to see how apparently easy it was for one person to throw it all out there.
Twitch Creator Payouts Leak Is Real
Some have denied the legitimacy of the Twitch creator payouts leak, but there are other streamers that openly admit that it’s correct. For example, Big Jon of Tempo Storm said he looked at the revenue file to validate it, and “literally 100% match to my analytics..ad revenue, etc…”, and he’s not the only one who is noticing it. If you were eligible on Twitch for income from the site, in some way or form, your data is likely on this, and that cannot be good for anyone.
If you’re curious to see what the numbers are, they’ve been revealed on Twitter, but we won’t be going into depth or detail on it here. That is a discussion that the actual streamer should be able to have, without it being leaked to the entire world. In the leaks, there is a comprehensive list of Twitch payouts, the gross payouts of the top 100 highest-paid Twitch streamers (from Aug 2019 – Oct 2021), and possibly more.
It’s also important to note that this isn’t the entirety of the money a Twitch streamer makes. This doesn’t count their donations, sponsorships, Youtube revenue, and other things of that nature. It seems like it’s fairly easy for some of these streamers to pull in well over a million dollars a month on some of their sponsorships (looking at you, gambling sites).
Some of the Twitch streamers in question say that their numbers are not legit, but there were apparently some corrections made to the Pastebin that dropped all the details. Though we aren’t going to discuss specific numbers of some of these Twitch streamers, we can say that some of it was genuinely surprising – such as Critical Role, and others not so much (xQc, Asmongold, Mizkif, others). This was a serious breach of privacy, and we cannot stress enough that if you visit Twitch at all, you should double-check your 2FA (Two-Factor Authentication), change your passwords, and your Stream Key.
The Twitch creator payouts leak is serious, and there’s so much more that’s been revealed as a result of it. We’ve reached out to Twitch about this situation, but as of right now, have not heard back. We will continue to inform you as this story develops.