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Pokimane explains why men need to stop talking about the “friend zone”

Published: 18/Feb/2020 0:02

by Brent Koepp


During the February 16 OfflineTV podcast, Twitch star Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys discussed a variety of topics from dating to red flags in relationships. But the streaming personality had some blunt advice for guys who want to know how to get out of the friend zone. 

Pokimane is not only one of the most popular streamers on Twitch, she’s an entertainment juggernaut with millions of followers across her YouTube and Instagram accounts.

However during the ‘GIRL TALK’ edition of the OfflineTV podcast, the Moroccan-Canadian star opened up about dating, and explained why the friend zone needs to stop being talked about.

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The OfflineTV ‘GIRL TALK’ podcast talked about dating on the latest episode.

The all-girl panel consisted of OfflineTV members Pokimane, Yvonnie, LilyPichu, and Twitch streamer Fuslie. As they kicked off the latest episode, Poki joked about what their audience wanted to learn from them. “I bet what they’re wondering, is how to get out of the friend zone,” she said.

She then gave advice for those curious and stated, “And my number one tip is DON’T ever talk about the friend zone. If a guy is ever like “I feel like I’m in the friend zone with you” I’m like nuh uh bye!” she said, shaking her head and waving with her hand.

Yvonnie agreed and explained “usually how a guy gets out of the friend zone is that they’ve just been a friend for so long and something happens.” The Moroccan Canadian added, “Like allow her to see you in different lights. Because one of those may trigger further interests!”

Pokimane opened up more on her thoughts on the subject, and exclaimed, “Every single time I instantly knew he wanted to date, not like he wanted to get to know me or just be friends, it just puts so much pressure on it. It’s like were going on a DATE, not just hanging out and getting to know each other!”

She then said it bothered her when guys assume they know who she is as a person. “It feels like they think they know me, so they already know they want to date me. But I know they don’t actually know me, because we haven’t hung out much.”

The Twitch star then remembered a story when she was in seventh grade, and she shot down an admirer. “This guy told me he liked me. And I said “no you don’t. You don’t even know me!” I still feel that way, but I wouldn’t say it like that,” she said breaking into laughter.

(Timestamp 03:22 for mobile users.)

This isn’t the first time Pokimane has given advice to her viewers on the issue of dating. She has also opened up about having to deal with fans who cross the line, and think they are friends in real life.

The streamer continues to crush it on Twitch, and as of the time of writing has over 3.9 million followers on her channel, making her the top female personality on the platform.


Dr Disrespect trolls mobile gamers and players take the bait

Published: 26/Nov/2020 12:49

by David Purcell


Dr Disrespect has taken a cheeky swipe at mobile gamers on Twitter, asking how anybody can even consider it to be a “serious” way to play – but players are fighting their corner. 

The Two-Time has had a whirlwind 2020 by all accounts. He’s moved platforms from Twitch to YouTube, and while some might have expected his influence on the gaming world to perhaps decrease in that move – he’s still one of the best at stirring the pot.

Of course, a lot of franchises that made their name on PC and console, like Call of Duty, PUBG, FIFA and Fortnite, have brought their games to iOS and Android.

Though, Doc doesn’t seem to be a fan.

Dr Disrespect takes aim at mobile gamers

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Dr Disrespect has turned into a mainstream symbol of the streaming world, and sure knows how to get people talking.

On November 26, literally out of nowhere in vintage Doc style, he decided to joke about the idea of playing games on mobile.

He said: “I’ve got 3 state-of-the-art 1ms speed color calibrated monitors staring at me, a keyboard with titan switch optical keystrokes and a mouse that weighs literally nothing backed by a 200k multi pc setup….and you have the guts to tell me mobile gaming is a serious thing?”

As you might expect, he’s sparked a huge debate in the replies – with some arguing for and against his point of view.

One user, by the name of Yettobegin, said: “Well Dr.D not everyone can afford a good PC setup and that’s why mobile gaming is so popular in southern Asian countries.. Anyways I don’t hear any mobile gamers fighting for validation as a “Gamer”.. If u want to play in mobile and have fun who cares?!”

If you thought that was a strong response, wait until you see this.

Tribe Gaming’s Ferg challenged the self-professed best video gamer in the world to a 1v1 in CoD Mobile, with $100,000 on the line. As of writing, that has not been accepted, but it shows there’s certainly a lot of people out there wanting to prove him wrong.

This was not the only challenge, with Elijah Jackson offering a $10,000 wager of his own.

XSET Juicy, who plays PUBG Mobile competitively, also fired back – saying maybe gaming on mobile is too “difficult” for Doc to handle.

Nothing might come from this or Dr Disrespect actually might take up one of the offers, in a way to shoot down mobile gamers who stand in his way.

No matter what, though, he’s certainly achieved his objective of drumming up some debate. What happens next should be interesting.