Kai Cenat made internet history on February 28 by becoming the most subscribed-to streamer on Twitch with over 300,000 subscribers, surpassing the records of Ninja and Ludwig.
Despite the celebrations, Drake has demanded from Twitch that Kai receives fair compensation. Kai has transformed from a successful streamer to one of the world’s most popular content creators in recent months. He competed with and ultimately overtook Canadian streamer Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel in late 2022 to become the most subscribed person on the platform at the time.
Kai has exceeded all expectations, reaching the 300k subscriber mark during his subathon, prompting the Twitch community to join in on the celebrations. As many streamers have been pointing out for some time, Twitch needs to offer Kai a substantial sum to retain him on the platform, as there have been rumors of interest from competitors like YouTube and Trainwreck’s Kick platform.
After an Instagram post celebrating Kai’s remarkable accomplishment, Drake took to the comments section and tagged Twitch, urging them to “motivate the kids send him 50M.”
Given the frequent attempts by rival platforms to lure top Twitch streamers with lucrative offers, Kai’s situation with Twitch has sparked much discussion. If Twitch were to offer Kai $50 million, it would be at the upper limit of what Ninja reportedly earned from his Mixer deal and potentially match Adin Ross’s agreement with Kick, which he has hailed as “the biggest streaming deal of all time.”
It’s likely that Kai is already in talks with various streaming platforms, and it remains to be seen what will come of these discussions. However, if Twitch were to make him the highest-paid Twitch streamer ever, it would be difficult to argue against such a decision.