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Pokimane explains why she doesn’t ask for subscribers on Twitch

Published: 26/Nov/2019 11:43

by Matt Porter

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Popular Twitch streamer Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has explained why she no longer asks for subscriptions or donations while broadcasting on the platform.

Streaming on Twitch offers a number of ways to monetize content, but one of the biggest avenues for creators to earn money is through the generosity of their audience, who can give a donation to support the platform, or subscribe to unlock special badges and emotes in the chat.

For many, this is their main source of income, but Pokimane recently explained that she doesn’t ask for subscriptions or donations anymore, instead preferring to offer content for free.

YouTube: PokimanePokimane is one of the biggest streamers on Twitch.

During an episode of the OfflineTV podcast centered around money, the 23-year-old and Jeremy ‘Disguised Toast’ Yang discussed how sponsorships were now their main source of income, with Pokimane admitting that she prefers them to asking her viewers for help.

“You guys don’t have to pay us anything,” Disguised Toast explained. “Honestly, we love taking money from big organizations, you watching it makes us money. You don’t have to give us money.”

Pokimane agreed, stating: “I also feel very similarly, at this point, I don’t care to ask for donations for stuff, or even subscriptions. I will always make more off of sponsorships, so I’d rather do those when I can and give out as much free content as I can.”

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Of course, the fact that Disguised Toast isn’t interested in subscriptions or donations will come as little surprise, with the newly-announced Facebook Gaming streamer turning off the ability to receive gifts from fans back in August, before imploring his viewers to subscribe to smaller streamers instead.

For Pokimane, by actively choosing to not encourage subscriptions or donations she is likely losing a chunk of income that she could harness, but clearly feels that unless people are desperate to support her with cash, she can offer content without the need to ask for any money from her loyal fanbase.

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Twitch streamer avoids speeding ticket thanks to WoW Shadowlands

Published: 24/Nov/2020 10:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 10:57

by David Purcell

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World of Warcraft Shadowlands finally arrived on November 23 and while one Twitch streamer drove home far too fast to load it up with friends, the Police officer who stopped them completely understood. 

As many members of the community will know, the game’s latest expansion will bring together loads of new and returning players for an all-new story. There’s Covenants to mess around with, new quests to try out, and many will have been rushing home to play it after work.

Though, speeding is against the highway code and by driving too fast you are putting others in danger – which meant one streamer was unfortunately told to pull over by the Cops.

Usually, this would lead to a speeding ticket, but after explaining their reason for going too fast – to get home and throw Shadowlands on – the officer came in clutch and decided to turn a blind eye in what was quite a remarkable story.

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Shadowlands is finally here and some are getting a bit to exicted.

Shadowlands saves Twitch streamer a speeding ticket

On release day, streamer bbnogames was already playing Shadowlands when his friend called, who presumably also streams with him.

They said: “Bro, hahaha. The Cop was like ‘yo, you know how fast you were going?’ I’m like dude I’m so sorry, this game is dropping soon, all my friends are waiting for me.

“He’s like ‘Shadowlands?’ And I’m like yeah, and he’s like OK go!”

 

After that, he said he was just five minutes away and eventually joined the team playing online. After that remarkable exchange with the Police officer, things went without a hitch, when really he could have been left with a hefty ticket to pay for his troubles.

Instead, they were able to link up together later in the night and jump into World of Warcraft’s latest expansion. Maybe next time, he won’t be so lucky.