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Pokimane amazed by lookalike Twitch streamer

Published: 6/May/2019 21:41 Updated: 7/May/2019 10:16

by Virginia Glaze


Popular Twitch streamer Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has fans across the globe, even inspiring casual cosplays of the streamer – one of which left her completely shocked.

Anys was in the middle of a stream on May 5 when a viewer recommended that she check out a cosplay made by a Polish streamer, which Anys pulled up straight away – leading to an amazed reaction to the image.

The cosplayer, Twitch streamer ‘Nieuczesana,’ posted her Pokimane cosplay to Instagram on the same day, claiming that the costume was “just for memes” and made out of respect to Pokimane – whom she used as a role model for her own streaming career.

Nieuczesana.tv, InstagramPolish Twitch streamer ‘Nieuczesana’ uploaded a shockingly accurate cosplay of Pokimane on May 5 – leading to her amazed reaction at the similarities.

Pokimane’s reaction to her Polish doppelgänger

“Wow!” Pokimane exclaimed upon seeing the cosplay. “Oh my god, I’m tearing up! Wow! That is, like, real accurate. Even our faces are kind of looking the same. Damn.”

Anys went on to give the streamer a round of applause, claiming that it was “the closest” anyone has ever looked like her in a cosplay, thus far.

Nieuczesana later Tweeted out her reaction to Pokimane’s compliments, apparently pleased at being recognized by one of Twitch’s top female creators in such a positive way.

Pokimane’s past fan interactions

Of course, not all of Pokimane’s fan interactions are so wholesome; in fact, the streamer deals with constant creeps and harassment during her broadcasts, with some viewers leaving sleazy donation messages or even insulting her.

During a stream in late April, one particularly hateful viewer left a scathing donation message, claiming that they didn’t understand “why people watch you. There is nothing interesting and your voice is annoying.”

Pokimane, TwitterPokimane is one of Twitch’s most popular female creators, boasting nearly three million followers on the site.

Rather than taking offense to the vitriol, Pokimane clapped back with a savage response, even smiling as she delivered her tactful reply to the mean comment.

“You are completely entitled to your opinion,” she said. “And I’m not oblivious that I’m sure a lot of people feel that way. But at the end of the day, there are still people here, so I’m sure some people don’t agree with you.”

Pokimane is one of Twitch’s top female streamers, boasting nearly three million followers on the platform as of May 6.


Twitch removes “Blind Playthrough” stream tag after backlash

Published: 5/Dec/2020 18:14

by Daniel Cleary


Twitch has introduced a new change to the stream tags on channels, which has completely removed the “Blind Playthrough” tag from the site following criticism around the language used.

It can often be difficult to get discovered as a new Twitch streamer, with thousands of other content creators broadcasting on the site at any one time.

Twitch has previously introduced tags to address this issue in 2018, which can be added to a streamer’s channel and can be used by viewers for filtering their searches to find what they’re looking for.

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The Blind Playthrough tag no longer shows on Twitch.

While the usual tags often include information such as language and type of content, one tag that was used for those playing a game for the first time was the “Blind Playthrough” tag.

The tag would indicate that the streamer had not seen any spoilers or that they do not know much about the title’s gameplay and features before playing it.

However, in a recent tweet, Twitch’s community director Erin ‘Aureylian’ Wayne highlighted that they have removed the tag from the site, following criticism around the choice of words used, with some suggesting that the language was ableist.

“Happy to see Twitch has listened to everyone who shared feedback and removed the ‘Blind Playthrough’ tag to encourage more inclusive language for our community,” she added.

While the “Blind Playthrough” tag has been removed from the database, the Twitch director urged streamers to make use of the “First Playthrough” and “No Spoilers” tags in its place.

The term “Blind Playthrough” was central to a discussion on ableist language sparked by AbleGamers COO Steven Spohn earlier in the year and now Twitch has acted in response.

While Twitch’s latest change has been met with some positive responses so far, some users have argued the need for the change, highlighting that “Blind” has two official definitions.

However, Twitch has remained firm on their stance, and streamers will simply need to use an alternative tag while streaming spoiler-free gameplay.