Pokimane gives surprising response after being asked out at TwitchCon 2019

Published: 9/Oct/2019 19:51 Updated: 10/Oct/2019 10:45

by Virginia Glaze


Imane “Pokimane” Anys is one of Twitch’s most popular streamers, boasting over three million followers on the platform – and one of these fans made a brave move during her stint at TwitchCon 2019.

This year’s TwitchCon threw down in San Diego, California, with top streamers from across the globe gathering in a single spot to meet their fans and catch up with friends.

However, not every fan was there for the general TwitchCon experience, with one attendee making a brave move on their favorite streamer during a meet-and-greet photoshoot.

Pokimane, InstagramPokimane is a massively popular streamer on Twitch, boasting over 3.4 million followers on the site.

During Pokimane’s vlog of her meet-and-greet event at the convention, one fan presented her with a note, which appeared to be for an autograph. However, the fan had instead written a message on the paper, which Pokimane answered with a quick scribble of her pen, laughing all the while.

As it turns out, the fan had actually asked the streamer out, giving her two “yes” boxes to checkmark her response.

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Despite his apparent hopes, Anys didn’t mark inside the boxes: rather, she wrote a quick message beneath his question, answering, “Don’t ask people out at TwitchCon :P”

Rather than being upset at her answer, the fan appeared to be delighted at her humorous response, explaining the situation to her cameraman.

“So, I asked, ‘Date me – yes or yes,’” the fan clarified. “And she responded what I hoped she did.”

Pokimane, YouTube600https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDwKqdGUgAk

While this fan interaction ended on a wholesome note, Pokimane’s TwitchCon experience saw the streamer receive a bodyguard, explaining that Twitch gave certain personalities extra security, should they receive threats or disturbing messages across social media sites.

“They started giving extra protection/bodyguards to people who were getting weird messages,” the Twitch star said. “It was really, really, really nice from Twitch’s side, I got to say that. It’s just ah, spooky – and you guys will see my bodyguard in my vlog.”

The streamer likewise claimed that her bodyguard had to escort an individual out of the event – and although she failed to elaborate on the instance, it appears that her TwitchCon experience was relatively drama-free, as told by her humorous vlog.


xQc begs his Twitch fans to stop sending so many “sad” donations

Published: 20/Jan/2021 7:21

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


In a hilarious but sincere rant, xQc begged his fans to stop sending so many “sad” donation messages, particularly when they happen one after the other and even more so when they are fake.

Twitch donations are the best way for fans to pass on a message to their favorite streamers. Not all streamers have text-to-speech for donations turned on, and even they do, they don’t always hear them. However, it’s still more effective than spamming in the chat.

Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel gets bombarded with donation messages every stream. They’re often funny, but they can sometimes be sad and depressing. xQc has finally had enough of that, particularly when it’s excessive and insincere.

The Twitch star has slotted (deliberately or otherwise) into his 'bad guy' role perfectly.
Twitch: xQc
The Twitch star had a lot to say about “sad” donations during a recent stream.

“Let me talk about this once and for all,” he said. “I realize this kind of like a picky topic… but I’ll just tell you straight up, okay? The emotional [donation messages] are fine when they’re true.”

“The problem is when there’s too many of them that are stacked, it feels like… all the energy goes down,” he added.

“Sometimes it’s f**king overwhelming,” he said. “I feel bad for the people that are having tough times, legitimately, and they’re struggling. They’re trying to get under the wave of BigPog, and you just pull everybody down.”

“When there’s a couple, it’s fine,” he added. “But when it’s too stacked, I feel bad for the people that are just trying to escape. They’re getting f**ked on over and over again. It’s selfish as sh*t.”

“Those that bait it are even worse,” he said. “It’s fake, and it’s trolling, and it’s f**king stupid as sh*t. I’m tired of it, dude. That sh*t is garbage. I could have said it in a better way, but there’s no way around it. Holy sh*t, man.”

“I don’t want to shut down people from saying stuff that they’re going through,” he added. “Just be mindful not to stack it all. I don’t want this stream to become a ship of despair.”

xQc has never been one to bite his tongue, and he didn’t hold back here. However, somebody posted the clip on Reddit, and it seems like others sympathize with him.

“I feel bad for the people, but it just completely ruins the mood every time,” wrote one user, which ended up being the top comment. “I love watching XQC, but [text-to-speech] is unbearable,” wrote another.

In the end, though, there’s two sides to every story. It will be interesting to see what donors who leave these messages haveto say. Maybe they’ll understand.