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DisguisedToast signs streaming deal with Facebook Gaming

The new deal between Facebook and Wang will see the Hearthstone streamer expand his global reach in the gaming and streaming community, while also expanding his philanthropic efforts in what the social media platform calls “global in scope.”
DisguisedToast signs streaming deal with Facebook Gaming

Popular Hearthstone player Jeremy “DisguisedToast” Wang announced on Friday that he has signed an exclusive streaming deal with Facebook’s new video game streaming platform, Facebook Gaming.

DisguisedToast first teased a potential move earlier this month after disabling the ability for users to donate to his stream and instead asked them to “use that $5 and sub to smaller streamer instead.” Then, DisguisedToast confirmed a pending announcement via his Twitter account.

DisguisedToast first gained popularity by producing his own YouTube content about Hearthstone before eventually moving to Twitch where he saw a surge in popularity this past year when he joined Riot Games’ Teamfight Tactics. DisguisedToast quickly became the second most-watched streamer on the platform with over 1.3 million followers on Twitch, 240k on Twitter, and 950k YouTube subscribers.

He now joins the ranks of popular streamers who have recently left Twitch for other competitor platforms.

Players by the likes of Tyler “Ninja” Blevins recently left Twitch for Mixer, while Jack “CouRage” Dunlop recently joined YouTube, Natus Vincere and Dignitosa joined startup platform Caffeine, and Michael “shroud” Grzesiek and Soleil “Ewok” Wheeler also moved to Mixer.

While some question if players moving to competitor platforms such as Mixer or Facebook Gaming will last, the industry-wide shakeup is sure to encourage some users to continue grinding on their respective platforms in hopes of gaining notoriety.

In what used to take gamers months and sometimes years to build, with the rise of competitor streaming platforms, more streamers have the ability to create some buzz and build a fanbase in nearly half the time.