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Pokimane announces Twitch return date after “burnout” break

Published: 10/Sep/2020 3:27

by Isaac McIntyre

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Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has finally revealed the date she plans to return to live streams on Twitch, a little over a month after she announced she would be taking an extended break due to “feeling burnt out.”

Pokimane became the latest high-profile internet celebrity to take an “extended hiatus” from content creation in early August. It was her first long-term break from Twitch since her career first started, she said during her announcement.

She also took time away from social media during the hiatus, only breaking her silence to hit back at rumors she was behind Leafy’s permanent Twitch ban.

Now the Twitch superstar is on the comeback trail, 36 days later. She will return at the end of this week, the 24-year-old confirmed. Her usual schedule is expected to recommence without any alterations, at least for the time being.

“Official return stream this Friday,” Pokimane tweeted on Sep. 9. “See you there!”

Pokimane hasn’t been totally absent from her Twitch channel, where she boasts 5.4 million followers, however. The streamer went live in the middle of her break, two days short of the full month, for a six-hour Among Us broadcast.

“I don’t want to talk about it too much, but it feels like a ‘life overload’ and it’s been thumbs up so far. If you asked me am I ready to come back to streaming, I would just say ‘I’m almost there,’ you know?” she said during the surprise stream.

“What I imagine ‘there’ to be is just like being filled with motivation and excitement. I really feel like I’m deep in the process… I’m very happy. My excitement is building.”

Pokimane took time off to deal with “burn out”

The Moroccan-Canadian streamer originally pulled the plug, temporarily at least, on August 5, admitting she had been “planning to take a month off” for a while.

“I haven’t taken a month off since I graduated from high school over 6 years ago; I feel long overdue for some time away from my career and online expectations,” she said in a Twitter post titled “AFK” in early August.

“I want to be happy and excited to make content for you all. I’m looking forward to getting back in that head space,” she continued. “Until then, I hope you use this message as a reminder to take care of yourselves.”

Pokimane isn’t the only internet celebrity to hit a ‘pause’ button on content creation recently either; YouTube star JackSepticEye also had his own extended hiatus.

The Irish personality revealed back in July he was feeling “exhausted” and would be taking a “step back,” indefinitely. He returned to YouTube on August 10 and has been uploading videos again — albeit a little less regularly ⁠— ever since.

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KSI calls out Jake Paul after YouTuber KO’s Nate Robinson in boxing bout

Published: 29/Nov/2020 5:19

by Andrew Amos

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It’s been no time at all, but Olajide ‘KSI’ Olatunji has already called out Jake Paul ahead of their prospective bout at Madison Square Garden, saying that after his performance against Nate Robinson, Paul stands no chance.

It was the fight everyone had their eyes on November 28. On the undercard of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr, YouTuber Jake Paul was set to bout with NBA star Nate Robinson.

What we got instead was a bloodbath. Robinson was trounced by Paul, getting knocked down multiple times before Paul laid the final blow in the second round. Robinson barely laid a glove on Paul despite coming out all guns blazing.

While millions watched, there was one spectator on the sidelines with more on the line than most ⁠— Jake Paul’s next prospective opponent, KSI.

The YouTuber has already faced off against Paul’s older brother Logan, beating the American not once but twice. Jake fancies his chances a little bit better, but KSI wasn’t impressed by the younger brother’s skills against Robinson.

As soon as the fight ended, KSI already started the war back up with the Pauls. “I saw nothing special from Jake lol. Soon come,” he said on Twitter.

The thinly-veiled threat at Jake Paul is alluding to their prospective bout at Madison Square Garden, pending the current global situation.

Paul has been pretty vocal about making sure the fight goes ahead, saying he has a point to prove against the British YouTuber. “KSI vs Jake Paul is 100% gonna happen. If I die without that happening, I would be so upset. It has to happen, for the culture,” he said in September.

While Paul didn’t direct address KSI post-fight ⁠— instead calling out Conor McGregor for a bout ⁠— the rivalry between the two YouTubers is fierce.

One can only hope they do actually make good on their promise and get in the ring.