PewDiePie is back on YouTube after signing an exclusive live-streaming deal with the video platform.
According to Fanatical:
The 30-year-old, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, announced last year that he would be joining DLive.tv to work on exclusive creator content – and that he would not be making videos on YouTube anymore despite having over 104 million subscribers. But now, the Swedish born gamer and vlogger has returned to YouTube after penning the exclusive live stream deal.
“YouTube has been my home for over a decade now and live streaming on the platform feels like a natural fit as I continue to look for new ways to create content and interact with fans worldwide,” said Felix in a statement posted by VG 24/7. “Live streaming is something I’m focusing a lot on in 2020 and beyond, so to be able to partner with YouTube and be at the forefront of new product features is special and exciting for the future.”
It’s not clear how much YouTube is paying Kjellberg for the deal. PewDiePie has 104 million subscribers and over 25 billion lifetime views on YouTube.