Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys was left speechless after a small Twitch streamer dubbed an iconic clip from her channel over an Apex Legends finisher clip with perfect timing.
Pokimane has had many iconic moments clipped and shipped across her Twitch career. Her reactions — whether they be of excitement or sadness — have captivated her fanbase for years.
Now, the fans are giving back, using those exact same clips in creative ways to surprise, and even get a cheer, out of the streamer.
During a casual Just Chatting stream on March 3, Pokimane was going through a bunch of clips sent in from her viewers when came along one from ‘MisterArther’ and his Apex stream.
While she was interested, she questioned why it was called “pokiSmash,” however, she soon learned why. MisterArther was laying down the law in Apex, downing an enemy Pathfinder before using one of Lifeline’s finishers.
That in itself isn’t amazing — nor does it have anything to do with Pokimane. While the finisher animation was playing out, the streamer perfectly lined up a clip of Poki punching her camera to go through with Lifeline’s knock-out blow.
The clip blew Pokimane away. “Wait, what? Did he save that and then do it at the perfect time?” He indeed did, and that earned applause from the streamer.
“Amazing — that is some good streaming, that is some incredible streaming. You know, I remember doing [the punch clip] just for it to be clippable,” she said with a grin from ear to ear.
While the clip was short, it laid on the streamer’s mind for the rest of her stream, happy that someone found a creative use for her content months on.
A viral clip like Pokimane’s punch could also make a neat addition into Apex Legends. While the streamer doesn’t play the game much, she is still one of the biggest personalities on Twitch.
Pokimane already has an emote in Fortnite, but maybe this clip could inspire Respawn to do a similar collaboration with the Twitch star in Apex too.