Ludwig Wins Streamer Of The Year Awards
Ludwig Anders Ahgren has won the Streamer of the Year Awards. The 26-year-old streamer won against Sykunno, who has 4 million followers on social media; xQc, with 5.5 million followers; and Mizkif, with 1.8 million followers. Ludwig himself has a following of 3.1 million on his social media handles.
His triumph in the award sparked controversy. While no allegations have been directed toward Ludwig, streamers have shared their thoughts on the results of the ward, which ignited debates between fans.
“I am actually pretty shocked that xQc didn’t win that last one,” said former CS:GO professional player Shroud. “Ludwig did definitely have a huge year, for sure, but…I don’t know…it’s xQc…you know what I mean?”
While Shroud was referring to xQc’s larger fan base, another streamer suggested that the voting system was rigged to ensure Ahgren’s win. The Awards were declared on Saturday, March 12 following weeks of voting by Twitch viewers. The results were based on a 70-30% split between the said votes and judges’ votes.
“D*mn, that was so well done,” said Best Variety Streamer award winner moistcr1tikal. “They really killed it. Then there was the controversy; I think they genuinely used real votes because, like from a pure optics perspective, they would be worried about Ludwig winning. But they were probably so committed about using the actual votes that he just did win.
“There’s a good chance the Juicers voted for other people because X (xQc) was really humble about it. I know he voted for like Buddha in the GTA RP category and sh*t like that.”
For his record-breaking 31-day extravaganza “subathon” event. Ludwig became the most subscribed streamer on Twitch last year. The previous record was held by Fortnite streamer Ninja. By June 2020, Ludwig had 435,000 followers on Twitch.
He then became popular for his deception strategy in Among Us gameplays alongside other fellow top streamers Disguised Toast, Sykkuno, Pokimane, and Valkyrae. In December 2020, his Twitch handle reached 1 million. He then surpassed 2 million in March last year.
Prior to setting up a channel on Twitch, Ludwig had been a professional Super Smash Bros. Melee. player. His first match dates back to 2015 while his most recent match was in January last year. Ludwig, however, has never won any of the tournaments he participated in.
On November 29 last year, Ludwig announced a move to YouTube Gaming. The move was announced on November 29 after Ludwig’s appearance on Mizkif’s Twitch web show Parasocial. He announced the decision on Twitter with a two-minute cinematic video, saying that he would begin streaming on November 30.
In the video, Ludwig is shown driving a purple car while conversing with roommate and manager Slime about whether Ludwig would be as successful if he were bald just like Slime. The conversation went on until they arrive at a shopping center’s parking lot and get out of the car.
While they are picking a shopping cart, the purple car explodes. The camera pans to a red but similar-looking car parked opposite to their destroyed purple car.
“Pretty much the same one [in comparison to the purple car],” said Slime.
Ludwig agrees, saying that the car is just a “different color”. The two then get in the car and head home. Ludwig turns on the car’s radio and music begins to play.
“Wait, don’t you get in trouble for playing music?” asked Slime
“Not in this car, not in this car,” Ludwig answered with smugness in his tone, and the camera zoomed out with the “Mogul Moves” plate number, a familiar tagline for Ludwig.