(UPDATE) Is Twitch Okay With GameWisp?
We still see people struggling, every day, with the decision of whether or not to launch their GameWisp sub button. There’s a lot to consider, sure, before you take the plunge, and it’s never a bad thing to be thoughtful about your stream and your audience.
Still, one concern keeps bubbling to the top, holding some creators back: the impact a sub button might have on their goal of Twitch partnership.
And, look, that makes sense. Partnership is the dream, and nobody wants to jeapordize that dream by stepping on the toes of the people making the decisions. GameWisp isn’t officially endorsed by Twitch, so what do they really think of us? Does Twitch see GameWisp as “cheating” your way to a sub button? Will I never get the partnership I want because they think I “jumped the gun?”
Turns out, all you have to do is ask.
Time and time again, the answer has been made clear: having a GameWisp account will not negatively impact your chances at Twitch partnership, and, if anything, can help to demonstrate just how ready your stream is to take that next step. GameWisp can help prove to Twitch that you have an active, engaged audience, willing to participate, which is exactly what they’re looking for.
The tweet above wasn’t the first of its kind, as we’ve discussed here before, and, in addition, we continue to have active users accepted as new partners by Twitch on a regular basis. Not only did they use GameWisp to help prove their viability to the secretive partnership masters, but, once accepted, they’ve continued to use GameWisp, without issue from Twitch, to help manage and reward their fans and official Twitch subscribers.
There’s this idea permeating the space, at the moment, that GameWisp is an alternate path, a road distinct from that which leads to partnership. You can take the long slog towards the latter, or the more accessible path of the former. The reality, though, is that they’re the same road. It doesn’t have to be, but if partnership is your goal, GameWisp can absolutely be a part of that journey, not an alternative, not a replacement. It’s a step towards where you want to go.
It’s not just that this town is big enough for the both of us, it’s that, together, we can both make this town as open and awesome as it can be.