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Jerma announces Twitch streaming retirement, but is it really true?

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Popular content creator Jeremy “Jerma” Elbertson surprisingly announced his retirement from Twitch streaming, a move that left fans heartbroken.

Jerma started his gaming journey as a YouTube content creator in 2011, but his fanbase grew exponentially in 2018 when he started his streaming career on Twitch. Since then, he has garnered more followers on Twitch than YouTube. His Just Chatting streams and Team Fortress 2, Elden Ring, and Sims 4 gameplay attracted tens of thousands of viewers. At least they used to.

Jerma’s Twitch streams have been a rarity since the start of 2024 leading fans to wonder about his future. Finally, on May 26, Jerma went live on Twitch after a nearly two-month hiatus and confirmed that he no longer sees streaming as his primary career.

Jerma discusses retirement, teases what’s next

Jerma stated he is done with any sort of regular streaming on his May 26 appearance on Twitch.

“All I know is that I hit that point where I’m kind of done with it…as a career choice. And now, it’s just when I feel like it…You should absolutely see me as completely retired. That’s just the way it is,” he said.

Jerma made it clear that while he may not be streaming full-time, he hasn’t ruled out the possibility of streaming in the future. He emphasized that he prefers to keep his options open but also indicated that he doesn’t want retirement to be a regular topic of dicsussion. It’s possible that he may go down the same route as YouTube icon Felix “PewDiePie” Lengyel who “retired” from the platform as a career but continued to make videos for the fun of it.

Judging from the nature of the statement and his overall habits, it doesn’t seem like Jerma is set to move to Kick or some other platform. He will continue making content and has other business interests, including sponsorships and partnerships with Ludwig Ahgren.

Is Jerma leaving YouTube?

Jerma stated he will continue to create content on YouTube, and his channel may become more active after his retirement from Twitch. He added that would like to take care of his health, with a main focus on YouTube as a career.

With 1.4 million Twitch followers and a peak viewership of 101,270 in 2021, Jerma has undoubtedly left a lasting impression on the platform. While some may debate whether Jerma has achieved everything in streaming, his own belief that he has obtained what he wanted from streaming has influenced his decision to slow down.

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Written by Fariha Bhatti

Fariha is a content writer who grew up playing such games as Metal Slug and King of Fighters. She briefly ended up in the corporate world before finding her way back to gaming. With bylines at WIN, PCGN, and One Esports, Fariha can talk all day about FPS games, especially Valorant. She has a degree in criminology and a problematic spending habit when it comes to CS2 skins. She can be followed on Twitter / X at @Frizbyx.

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