Twitch loses another popular eSports streamer as ZeRo moves to Facebook Gaming
The streaming platform continues to lose its top performers as they seek better alternatives
Since everything surrounding the video game landscape is expected to grow exponentially in the next years, a battle between streaming platforms is getting stronger all the time. Another big video gamer is about to switch to Facebook Gaming as Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios he announced yesterday that he is leaving Twitch for the alternative platform. ZeRo is one of the best Super Smash Bros players of all time.
ZeRo has an impressive amount of 500,000 followers, and since Twitch came to life, some fierce competitors are trying to take accounts away in favor of their digital platforms. One of those strong competitors seems to be Facebook since another big player and streamer, Jeremy “Disguised Toast” Wang, just got into a similar deal with the platform.
Barrios retired from competitive gaming last year; however, he has been growing his streaming frequency and variety and his is currently one of the most popular channels on Twitch. Playthroughs of Person 5, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, several Pokémon games and more bring every day over 10,000 viewers.
This famous video game streamer has the intention of expanding his content further besides streaming. He talked about Facebook’s potential that he can use to expand his reach and content, and that was the main reason for accepting the deal. “I actually have a lot of plans with Facebook and things I want to get done,” ZeRo explains, “More collaborations with celebrities, more collaborations with other gamers, and more cool projects that I am pretty much going to be able to do because we have that Facebook support. But it also comes down to the fact that Facebook is going to do other things and explore other options.”
One of the first activities he will have on Facebook is a charity stream in order to support the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).