An invasive Twitch leak has revealed the earnings of some of the biggest names in streaming.
While fans can speculate on a streamer’s Twitch earnings thanks to subscription and donation counts, the actual numbers are private. Until now. A recent Twitch leak allegedly showed the earnings of Twitch streamers since September 2019, with figures taken directly from Twitch. This means it doesn’t include donations, sponsorships, merch sales, and other sources of income.
The Twitch leak first surfaced on 4chan and has spread across social media like wildfire. The streaming community has compiled a list of the top earners based on the Twitch leak, which also revealed sensitive account information like passwords.
Other people in the streaming community have broken down the figures in other interesting ways. There’s a list floating around that features each streamer’s monthly earnings in September 2021. This includes xQc making over $752,000 in September, Hasanabi making almost $211,000, and shroud earning $96,000.
It should be noted that some of the numbers don’t seem to add up to the earnings above. This has led to some skepticism regarding the leaks, including some streamers even coming forward to say the numbers are incorrect.
Twitch has confirmed that a leak took place that compromised sensitive information on the site, but it is uncertain what was included. Streamers have come forward to confirm or deny the numbers listed in the Twitch salary leak. World of Warcraft streamer Asmongold has shrugged off the situation himself.
“I don’t give a f–k about that,” Asmongold said when someone asked him about the leak. “It was wrong for my numbers though. I’ll say that.”
Felix “xQc” Lengyel simply joked about the matter on Twitter. He didn’t confirm or deny the numbers. OnlyFans model and streamer Kaitlyn “Amouranth” Siragusa responded to xQc’s meme with “this is our version of the Pandora papers.” Amouranth’s earnings have also been reported on separately on multiple occasions.
Many of the other streamers involved in the leak haven’t made any statements regarding the situation just yet. For now, streamers and all other Twitch users are being urged to change their password and other sensitive information after the leak.