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Pokimane catches merch thief red-handed

Published: 4/Sep/2019 22:16 Updated: 4/Sep/2019 22:22

by Virginia Glaze


Imane “Pokimane” Anys is one of Twitch’s most popular female streamers, boasting an audience of over 3 million followers and a successful merchandise collection – a clothing line that’s so popular, it already has copycats.

The streamer’s current merchandise collection includes a series of jackets, joggers, and shirts, which she launched on September 1 in wake of her collaboration with MetaThreads.

While Anys’s latest clothing venture has already seen one item sell out – a crop top with an anime-style design – that very item is being copied in another store.

pokishop.comPokimane’s new line of merchandise is already seeing major success – and some blatant copycats.

Anys posted a Tweet regarding the theft on September 2, noting that a seller had used a screenshot of her design for use on a men’s T-shirt, as evidenced by the curve of the fabric.

“Can’t believe someone screenshotted my merch design off the pic I posted and is trying to re-sell it,” Pokimane wrote. “Look at the curve on the text LMAAAOOO!”

That’s not all: the streamer also speculated that the seller used her design for their before her collection was even released, as seen in their use of the image taken from her selfie.

“I think they did this before the collection was released,” she continued. “I wonder if they have updated versions lmao.”

Although Anys is one of many content creators who boast merchandise, her mission statement for the clothing line focused on fashion, hoping to create merch that was both unique to her brand and genuinely stylish.

“I wanted to create merch that people would enjoy wearing and not only purchase because they want to support someone, but something they want to wear out, something I think genuinely looks good,” she said of the project.

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While Pokimane caught this merch thief red-handed, this wouldn’t be the first time her clothing line has been the subject of controversy: last year, some critics accused the streamer of copying designs from famous brands – designs that she credited the brands with as inspiration for her own merchandise.

“It’s totally fine to get inspiration from other things,” Pokimane responded. “…one, credit: Off-White as definitely being one of the top streetwear brands, big inspiration of mine. And two, I’m not copying.”

Whatever the case may be, Pokimane’s merchandise is a huge success – so much that it’s already being blatantly copied by internet thieves.


xQc explains why his 7-day Twitch ban was actually a good thing

Published: 25/Nov/2020 23:59

by Michael Gwilliam


Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel finally returned to streaming after receiving a massive seven-day ban for his role in a Fall Guys Twitch Rivals stream sniping controversy. However, according to the French Canadian, the ban was actually good for him.

xQc’s return to Twitch was met with some huge numbers, with over 100,000 viewers packed into his chat.

With such a massive audience, Lengyel explained how, while he expected to be criticized for his actions, he was shocked at how some folks didn’t want him to improve or get better.

“Seeing people not wanting you to move or not wanting you to go past the hurdles, it’s almost like they’re living through you,” he explained. “There’s a lot of them.”

xQc's Twitch viewers upon his return
xQc’s return stream was pulling in huge numbers.

According to the former Overwatch League pro, even after he apologized for his actions, some people were still attacking him for silly reasons.

“‘Oh no, not good enough of an apology, I hope you get perma-banned,’” he paraphrased of his haters. “I hope nobody gets perma-banned and there are people I really dislike in the content creator space, and I wouldn’t want them to get perma-banned.”

His reasoning for this is because he believes people can come back and do better. But he also addressed people claiming that Twitch was using him as an example.

“I don’t think bigger streamers get preferential treatment. And I think that was a good showcase of it,” he added. “I think, out of all the other instances, I think that was a good showcase of me not getting preferential treatment. If anything, I got the full juicer. Seven-day whole thing and I got clapped.”

Twitch has often been accused of giving some larger streamers better treatment than others on the platform, so this was a refreshing revelation from the Laval-born Lengyel.

“Even if, let’s say, I was being used as an example, and they put me out there as an example of doing a bad thing, that’s fine,” he continued. “That’s fine because when we come back, I can also be an example of doing better.”

Hopefully, xQc can make good on this challenge to himself and actually become better, just as suggested.