Twitch loses VP after revenue-sharing controversy
Twitch’s senior vice president of global creators, Constance Knight, is leaving the company.
In a statement shared with staff on Wednesday, Knight said she was off on a “new adventure that offers exciting growth opportunities for [her] both professionally and personally” in the “creators space”.
Knight’s departure from Twitch means the company has lost its chief content officer, chief operating officer, and Knight’s position in the past year alone (thanks, Bloomberg).
Knight has refrained from revealing where that new position will be or if the move is a result of Twitch’s controversial revenue-sharing changes, and Twitch has yet to confirm who will replace her. Neither the vacant positions of director of content nor director of operations have been replaced.
Twitch recently refused to change the revenue split for streamers, despite more than 22,000 votes asking the streaming platform to review it.
The revenue split between Twitch and streamers has long been an issue, with many saying the current 50/50 split is stifling the growth of smaller channels, and a recent decision to cut the revenue split for content creator partners from 70/50. 30 to 50/50 after the first $100,000 was appalled by top Twitch streamers.