Popular video game streamer Corinna Kopf has joined up with Facebook Gaming. The personality has become the latest big name to leave Twitch in a series of defections.
This switch has given Facebook its biggest female-streamer acquisition yet. The Fortnite-focused gamer has 2.82 million followers Twitch, along with 3.5 million followers on Instagram, and 1.1 million followers on Twitter. Additionally, she is part of the popular YouTube conglomerate Vlog Squad.
— Pouty Girl (@CorinnaKopf) December 27, 2019
Business Insider reports that Kopf’s popularity soared on Twitch this year, which culminated in a controversial incident. She was recently allegedly banned for taking off her hoody to reveal what appears to be her “undergarments”.
This had caused debate within Twitch’s community as some felt that the stream was inappropriate while others feel that the company highly overacted. Nonetheless, the streamer was eventually reinstated at her post.
Kopf took to Twitter to claim that her new streaming home provides a better platform for women within the industry.
“Most of you know gaming has become a huge part of my life over the last year. As a female gamer, it’s so important for me to find a home that not only empowers myself but also my community, to make a positive impact in the gaming world,” Kopf said in a statement on Twitter.
“My biggest goal for 2020 has been expanding my gaming career as a streamer and that’s why I am so excited to be partnering with Facebook Gaming because they are giving me the support and tools to help take it to the next level.”
Facebook managed to end 2019 with yet another key signing. It’s had an absolute blinder of a year when it comes to expanding its gaming platform. It has recently snapped up popular gamers such as Disguised Toast. Furthermore, it has launched partnerships for original games such as its new Pokèmon titles.
The tech giant also seems to be placing importance on women within the gaming realm. Earlier this month, it highlighted the work that they have done within the industry. Moreover, it praised Shannah O’Meara, Senior Artist of Cinematics at WB Games, for her iconic “fatality” design on Mortal Kombat 11.
There was also a post that complimented Kasumi Shishido, Senior Producer at EA – Electronic Arts. She was behind the blockbuster release Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
While Facebook continues to break ground with its gaming content, rival Twitch ends the year with the news of another loss. Kopf is just one of several popular streamers that have left the platform for what they hope will be greener pastures.
So, with Facebook Gaming gaining another famous streamer, what are your thoughts on its progress heading into the new decade? Let us know what you think in the comment section.