Twitch streamer turned YouTube streamer Ludwig Ahgren made a massive announcement on December 4: he’s going back to Twitch — though it may not be in the way viewers are expecting. In 2021, Ahgren made history when he became the most subscribed to streamer on the platform during his subathon, a livestream that stayed live for a full 30 days non-stop. Later that same year, the streamer announced he was going to be making a massive career change when he told his viewers he would be changing platforms to stream full-time on YouTube.
Ahgren, who first started live streaming in 2018, has grown his channel to over 5 million subscribers and gets tens of thousands of viewers on his livestreams on YouTube where he plays video games, reacts to internet videos, and tells stories about his life. In addition to regular streams, he hosts larger scale events that are livestreamed on his channel and were a major part of his decision in December 2023.
After two years of streaming on YouTube, fans of Ludwig Ahgren were curious about what the future would hold for the streamer. On December 4, he posted a short announcement video on his X (formerly Twitter) account and took to his second YouTube channel, Mogul Mail, to make a longer form video explaining his decision.
“This feels a little weird, but I’m back to streaming on Twitch,” Ahgren opens his announcement video on YouTube.
After shocking his fans with this opening, he expands to talk more about his plans for his future as a livestreamer. He says his goals as a streamer are to get the most viewers and reach the most people he can with the events that he hosts, but that he will be keeping his more casual, daily streams on YouTube where he’s been streaming for the past two years.
“I am trying to do way more events. How often will these happen? Well, the goal is every couple months,” he explains in the video where he talks about the fact that his usual streams will stay on his YouTube channel, but his larger events will be streamed on both his YouTube channel as well as a Twitch channel in order to reach the highest possible number of viewers.
In the video, he explains that he’s not sure what the future holds. After explaining his plans for near future, he opens up about the fact that while his peak viewers and views on YouTube videos have gone up since he switched to YouTube, his average views have dropped since leaving Twitch.
“I’m going to give YouTube another year,” Ludwig Ahgren says in the video before going on to add that he hopes YouTube will make changes to their live streaming platform in the future, including the fact that they have a limit for how long the uploaded VODs (videos on demand) of streams can be, the lack of an offline chat if he doesn’t have a stream scheduled, and other issues that his viewers have brought to his attention.