Nicholas "Nickmercs" Kolcheff announced today that he has renewed his exclusive contract with Twitch, and will remain with the streaming platform. The announcement comes after weeks of teasing "the biggest deal" of his life, and rumors that suggested he might land with rival platform YouTube, just as TimTheTatman recently did. At this time, no specific details have been revealed, including how much he'll be making with Twitch, or how long the platform will remain his exclusive streaming home. In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Nickmercs talked up the contract extension, and revealed why he plans to stay there.
"Twitch is where I built my community, it's home," Nickmercs told The Hollywood Reporter. "It's the top destination for live stream content I'm excited to build upon the foundation we started over ten years ago. From streaming Gears of War and Call of Duty, to now being able to watch NFL games on my channel, Twitch has been a great partner and I'm looking forward to continuing that momentum."
It's easy to see why Nickmercs considers Twitch "home," as the streamer has been with the platform since 2011. The decade-long partnership has worked out well for both Nickmercs, as well as for Twitch. Twitch wasted no time celebrating the signing, revealing a highlight reel of moments featuring Nickmercs. The video was shared on the company's official Twitter account, alongside a boast that the streamer will be "doing big things only on Twitch." The Tweet can be found embedded below.
For current fans of the streamer, the announcement should be welcome news! Nickmercs currently has 6.2 million followers on Twitch, and those fans won't have to worry about following him over to a different service. Prior to today, the streamer hadn't been seen live since September 23rd, but is currently streaming at the time this article is going live. For those interested in tuning into the stream, Nickmercs' channel can be found right here.
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