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Pokimane explains insane impact Twitch Prime had on streamers’ careers

Published: 14/Jan/2020 17:55

by Jacob Hale

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Top Twitch streamer Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has explained just how much of an impact Twitch Prime had on her own and other’s streaming careers in her January 13 livestream.

Twitch Prime was launched in September 2016, a benefit to Amazon Prime members after the e-commerce giant first acquired Twitch.

Twitch Prime grants users one free subscription to their favorite streamer each month, which would usually cost $5. Of course, this means that streamers are also benefiting from Twitch Prime subscriptions, with even more people than before willing to subscribe to them because it’s free.

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Pokimane is Twitch’s most popular female streamer, with almost 4 million followers.

While in a call with fellow streamers esfand and jonzherka, they got onto the topic of Twitch Prime and how much it changed their lives.

“When it came out, my sub count doubled in, like, one day,” Pokimane revealed. “I was moving and I set everything up within one night, just because I knew it was coming out the next day and I just had to stream.”

She went on to explain just how profound the impact it had was, saying “Twitch Prime just made people’s careers, basically. The difference between making $2,000 and $4,000 in a month is massive.”

While her fellow streamers agreed with her, they also joked about how they “couldn’t get anybody to watch back then, let alone sub,” but Pokimane explained that it “always starts that way” anyway.

The idea that Twitch Prime subs alone could have potentially doubled people’s monthly income is staggering, especially back then when Twitch Prime was still very new and likely had fewer users, too.

It’s highly possible that such a chance meant so many popular streamers could make it a full-time thing and really chase their dreams, meaning people like Pokimane could take their content one step further and make it a viable career option for so many more aspiring streamers.

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NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

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In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.