The battle for streamers continues. Twitch and Nick “Nickmercs” Kolcheff have signed a multiyear deal. Currently, Nickmercs only streams on Twitch and that will continue. The deal is exclusive so that he only streams Fortnite and other games on Twitch. Nick is the second streamer to sign an exclusive deal to the streaming platform. Nicholas “Nick Eh 30” Amyoony also joins Twitch at the beginning of September. He comes from YouTube and was one of the platform’s biggest Fortnite streamers. Twitch understands the streaming market and proceeds to attract talent. Additionally, the platform just went through a full refresh.
Was caught up in everything TwitchCon & forgot to say THANK YOU to you all, for making this possible. I'm very proud of this community we've built on Twitch over the years. The MFAM is truly something different & I’m very excited for what’s to come. https://t.co/E2r6xfzO7P
— Nickmercs (@NICKMERCS) October 1, 2019
Nickmercs began the year as a member of 100 Thieves. He was a member and a co-founder of the organization. Then the gamer and 100 Thieves had a falling out. At first, the split appeared friendly and mutual, but that was evidently not the case.
Nickmercs proceeded to join FaZe Clan in a surprise announcement shortly after. FaZe Clan is among the biggest organizations in esports. Nickmercs was a great addition to their Fortnite roster. He is both a content creator and a competitive player. Nick is a true Fortnite veteran and still one of the best around.
Nothing besides the contract changed for Nickmercs. He still streams on Twitch regularly and remains one of the top Fortnite streamers on the platform. Nick developed a great community called “MFAM.” The streamer has created events, such as a cookout. Additionally, the MFAM raised over $50,000 for Prader-Willi syndrome research in December of 2018.
Entertainment continues to develop. This means growth and development within the live streaming industry. Tyler “Ninja” Blevins signed the first exclusive streaming deal with Mixer. Then Nick Eh 30 followed suit signing a deal with Twitch. Now Nickmercs is the latest streamer to become exclusive. Several other top streamers will be courted by the various platforms. In order to compete, Twitch, YouTube, and Mixer need to attract and maintain talent.
Taylor Yates is a gamer, sports lover, and content creator. He has been an avid gamer since the days of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Halo 3. Taylor now plays Fortnite under the name ‘sombodysgun’ and loves to share his gameplay. A recent NC State grad, Taylor loves to support his Wolfpack and other sports teams.