Imane ‘Pokimane‘ Anys thanked fans in a video as she finally crossed the 3 million followers mark on Twitch, after five years of streaming on the platform.
The popular Twitch streamer, who also has over 3.4 million subscribers on her YouTube channel, was quick to show that she is very grateful for the support of her ever growing fanbase on social media, once she had reached the landmark.
In celebration, she uploaded a video, thanking everyone for sticking by her since she started streaming as a high school student.
It hasn’t been an easy journey
Pokimane started streaming on Twitch in her teenage years and, like many other streamers who blow up, she had no idea she’d be as successful as she became.
She started out by streaming just for fun, but it has since turned into her full-time job after she grew in popularity.
“I wanna say one last time, seriously, thank you guys for supporting me in any way,” she said. “I didn’t realize until I got to this point that having the freedom to pursue what I want to pursue and have such a fulfilling job where I feel like I can have a positive influence on everyone’s day, I am so lucky.”
we hit 3 MILLION followers on Twitch :sob::raised_hands::skin-tone-2:
never imagined growing a community to this size when I started streaming just for fun, in highschool, 5 years ago. thank you to anyone that supported me along the way :partying::heart:️ pic.twitter.com/F6xXxan0DI
— pokimane (@pokimanelol) May 11, 2019
This wasn’t something that she just spotted in the off chance, though, as she was waiting to hit three million followers during a livestream.
The celebration wasn’t going to be marred by some fans that started to troll her, though, forcing her to unfollow a few of them – meaning that reached the landmark not once, but twice. When asked if she reached the goal yet, she had to clarify what happened.
“I did and they unfollowed to jebait me,” she explained.
3 million followers isn’t an easy task
Reaching this many followers isn’t something many people have been able to pull off on Twitch, despite the platform being around for several years at this point.
According to TwitchMetrics, Pokimane is just the 13th person to reach the milestone, besting the likes of Tyler1, Lirik and Sodapoppin.
Not to take away from this accomplishment, but she still has a way to go to get to the very top, as Ninja is currently sitting at number one with over 14 million followers.