Reportedly, DrLupo had signed an exclusive multi-million dollar deal with Twitch back in 2019. Two years later, he announced that he will now stream exclusively on YouTube. The 34-year-old American is known for playing Destiny, Fortnite, Escape from Tarkov, and Among Us and is number 26th on the list of streamers with most followers on Twitch with his 4.5 million.
Twitch Said They Wished DrLupo Nothing But the Best
After DrLupo made his glossy promotional video to announce his transition to YouTube, Twitch said they wished him nothing but the best in everything that is next for him. The announcement video was complete with orchestral music and computer graphics. Like other popular Twitch streamers, DrLupo has been uploading archives of his highlight reels and live broadcasts to YouTube, where he enjoys some 1.75 million subscribers. Now, he is set to stream there exclusively.
Platform Switching Hides Its Dangers for DrLupo and Other Streamers
Changing platforms or games is a dangerous move for any streamer because followers are often more attached to those rather than the person. Because he is transitioning to a smaller platform, DrLupo could experience a large loss of followers. A good example of this is the million-dollar exclusive deal Tyler “Ninja” Blevins signed with Microsoft’s streaming service Mixer in 2019. After losing followers, Ninja started streaming on YouTube Gaming and returned to Twitch, together with another Microsoft streamer – Shroud.
Switching platforms for big exclusive deals is nothing new among top streamers. YouTube has poached three top gamers from Twitch in the past and got PewDiePie to sign a live-streaming deal. After Microsoft announced they were shutting down Mixer, they encouraged its partners to sign with Facebook Gaming. However, in the live streaming space, Facebook Gaming and YouTube Gaming are rather small next to the dominating, Amazon-owned Twitch.
Currently, Twitch has around 70% of the total hours watched during 2021, and YouTube Gaming comes second with some 15%. Facebook Gaming is third with 12%.
A New Dinosaur With Very Short Front Limbs Was Discovered In Argentina
A new dinosaur with very small arms was recently discovered in Argentina. The newly found species roamed the Earth some 70 million years ago, and all indications show that it likely was a skilled predator. Despite its predatory nature, the ancient reptile had front limbs that were shorter than those of the T-Rex.
Geumesia Ochoai Was a Dinosaur That Used Its Powerful Head and Jaws to Capture Prey
The fossilized remains of the new species were discovered in Argentina by a team of researchers from the London Natural History Museum. They named the new dinosaur Geumesia Ochoai and determined that it was a species of abelisaur, which is a clade of dinosaurs who had tiny front limbs and relied on their powerful jaws and heads to capture their prey.
According to the research leader, co-author of the study, and professor at the Natural History Museum in London, Anjali Goswami, the new dinosaur was quite unusual even for members of the clade. It had key characteristics that suggested the fossil belonged to a new species and provided important new information.
The New Dinosaur Species Was Found In an Area That Has Not Been Studied In Detail In Terms of Ancient Fossils
Abelisauridae were a family of theropod dinosaurs that prowled mainly in Patagonia and areas of the ancient southern supercontinent Gondwana. Today, Gondwana is recognized as South America, Africa, Australia, Antarctica, the Indian subcontinent, and the Arabian Peninsula. So far, Abelisaurid fossils have been found in rocks across South America, Africa, India, and Europe, with some 35 species from Argentina. While most of these 35 species were found in Patagonia, the new dinosaur was discovered near Amblayo, in the north of Argentina. According to professor Goswami, this was a region that the paleontology community had not studied in detail before.
Now, the team hopes to uncover more specimens of Guemesia Ochoai and its relatives. They want to learn and understand more about life in ancient Argentina. Professor Goswami also stated that understanding huge global events like mass extinctions required global datasets, and there were lots of other parts of the world that have not been studied enough. She even pointed out that tonnes of fossils are probably still waiting to be discovered.