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Pokimane announces Twitch return date after “burnout” break

Published: 10/Sep/2020 3:27

by Isaac McIntyre


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.


xQc calls out Forsen after setting his record Minecraft speedrun time

Published: 14/Oct/2020 23:11

by Brent Koepp


Popular Twitch star Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel lost it after achieving an incredible Minecraft speedrun time. The former Overwatch pro hilariously called out fellow streamer Sebastian ‘Forsen’ Fors, and challenged him to beat his record.

For many, xQc has become the face of Twitch over the last two years. The former Overwatch pro is one of the most followed channels on the platform, and consistently pulls in 30-40k viewers each time he goes live.


During his October 13 broadcast, the Canadian exploded in excitement after setting a new personal record when beating Minecraft. Celebrating, the 24-year-old called out Forsen and dared him to pass his speedrun time.

xqc beating minecraft personal best
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The Twitch streamer celebrated beating Minecraft in a record time.

xQc challenges Forsen to beat his Minecraft speedrun time

Despite releasing over a decade ago, Minecraft continues to be one of the most popular games on Twitch. In 2020, streamers like xQc have been trying to beat the game in record time in front of viewers.


After months of previous attempts – some that ended in disaster – the stars finally aligned for Lengyel on October 13 when he managed to complete the title incredibly fast.

Using the Nether bed trick to slay the Ender Dragon quickly, the former Overwatch pro was able to take down the final boss and achieve a speedrun record of just 33 minutes. “Holy s**t!” he screamed as beast died.


Elated, the star exploded in celebration over his new time. “33! Beat that s**t!” He then hilariously called out Forsen who has also been speedrunning Minecraft. “Beat it, Forsen! Beat it! 33:49! Nearly sub-30!” he said, slamming his fists on the desk.

xQc challenged the fellow Twitch personality to attempt to beat his record. “Beat that, baby! Forget it. Forget variety, Forsen. It will take months to beat that s**t!  Forget the variety streams, dude.”


According to Lengyel, everything seemed to just click and fall into place during his latest Minecraft run. He was even able to achieve a “perfect” kill of the Ender Dragon using his strategy, which he had been practicing in the past month.

On October 14, Forsen responded to the challenge simply stating, “Alright. Alright. Let’s do it!” Only time will tell if the Swede will be able to match or beat xQc’s incredible 33-minute time, but the rivalry has been entertaining to say the least.