For the past two years, Rachell “Valkyrae” Hofstetter has been one of YouTube’s biggest streamers. In early 2020, she signed an exclusive streaming deal with the video platform that has helped solidify YouTube’s streaming presence as a whole over time. Now that contract has arrived, which means Valkyrae is a free agent again. And while it looks like Valkyrae herself already knows where her next streaming destination will be, fans will have to wait a little longer to find out.
In a recent stream that took place on her channel, Valkyrae informed her audience that she would be holding her last stream for the foreseeable future today on January 15th. The reason for the absence is that Valkyrae said that the announcement video that will reveal where it will air exclusively in the future has yet to be released. Adding further context to this, Valkyrae explained that the video itself hasn’t even been filmed, which means it will likely have to take a break from streaming for at least a few weeks. “I can’t really stream on said platform until the announcement video is released,” she said.
(I’m sorry my main tweet sounded cryptic I just can’t stream until the next announcement video is over lol I won’t stop streaming I promise 😅 I don’t know how much time it will take!)
— rae☀️ (@itsraechill) January 14, 2022
Valkyrae also took to her Twitter account to further detail this ongoing situation to fans. “I’m sorry my main tweet seemed cryptic, I just can’t stream until the next announcement video is complete,” she told her viewers. “I can’t stop streaming, I promise I don’t know how long it’s gonna take!”
Obviously, this whole situation involving Valkyrae has left fans wondering whether or not she could move from YouTube to another streaming platform such as Twitch. And while that’s definitely a possibility, it seems more likely that all she’ll end up continuing with YouTube in the future. As mentioned earlier, Valkyrae has had incredible success on YouTube and has become by far the biggest female streamer on the platform. For YouTube, letting her go and go to another platform wouldn’t make much sense, especially considering how much Valkyrae herself has praised YouTube in the past.
Do you think Valkyrae will eventually re-sign to stay with YouTube, or could we see her appear on Twitch soon? Let me know your own thoughts in the comments section.