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Pokimane gets hilariously baited by 8-year-old’s emotional message in Fortnite

Published: 10/Mar/2019 20:28 Updated: 10/Mar/2019 20:36

by Virginia Glaze


Popular Twitch streamer Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys is no stranger to online encounters with younger fans – but one interaction in Fortnite gave her quite the surprise.

Pokimane went live with a Fortnite stream in early March when she received an urgent message from a fan, who claimed to be in a state of emotional distress.

“I’m not having a good day and I want to talk to you,” player ‘RileyOMG123’ wrote. “I want someone to cheer me up. Please, I’m crying.”

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Pokimane conceded to the fan’s request out of apparent concern – only to be met with an onslaught of giggles from a group of youngsters.

“I told you I got her added,” one fan said over the mic. “…I told you she was real.”

“You said you were crying!” Pokimane shot back. “Just to get me in here. Riley, you lied to me.”

Pokimane, TwitterPokimane is no stranger to interactions with young fans, as evidenced by her latest run-in with a group of youngsters through Fortnite.

“Dude, Riley said he was crying!” she continued as the squad dropped into the map. “I can’t ignore someone being like, ‘I’m crying Poki, help!’”

While Pokimane dutifully played through the rest of the game with the kids, she wasn’t a fan of Riley’s sneaky tactics – and even made sure to ask them about their progress in school, for good measure.

While Pokimane frequently runs into children during her streams, not every fan interaction is positive; one young player made inappropriate advances toward the streamer during a broadcast in summer 2018, which prompted him to create an apology video after his antics went viral.

However, not all interactions are bad ones, as she later paid a 13-year-old player over Fiverr to coach her in Fortnite during one humorous broadcast.


How to watch the TikTok Room Awards: Nominees, results & more

Published: 28/Nov/2020 16:01

by Charlotte Colombo


Popular drama page TikTok Room delighted its 1.8 million followers this week when, on November 25, they announced on their Instagram that they would be hosting their very own awards show!

The post also announced that voting would be on Friday 27 November, with the awards then streaming tonight on Saturday 28 November.

Details surrounding what the award categories were was initially vague, with the account teasing more information throughout the week before opening the polls on Friday for fans to vote for some of their favorite TikTokers in various categories.

Despite the categories remaining unclear prior to voting being open, that didn’t stop some of TikTok’s biggest stars endorsing the awards and encouraging fans to vote for them.

Among other famous faces like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, and Jacob Sartorius, Sway House star Bryce Hall endorsed the awards in a video, joking that he was probably nominated in the “most problematic” category, while Charli D’Amelio, who recently reached 100k followers on the TikTok, told her fans that “there is a special award show on Sunday” and encouraged them all to vote.

Although some fans found that there was difficulty submitting their votes – with TikTok Room explaining in an Instagram post that this was due to heavy traffic on the form- by the time the polls were closed, TikTok Room announced that over 500,000 votes were cast after teasing fans earlier that day with just how close some of the categories were.

What are the categories?

The TikTok Room awards consists of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Most active with fans
  • Best couple
  • Best makeup
  • Most positive
  • Best style (male)
  • Best style (female)
  • Best ship
  • Best dancer (male)
  • Best dancer (female)
  • Best fandom
  • Funniest TikToker/ collab
  • Best diss track
  • Least problematic (male)
  • Least problematic (female)
  • Best role model
  • Best group/duo
  • Kindest TikToker
  • Best dance creator
  • Best song
  • Most talented musician
  • Most achieved (male)
  • Most achieved (female)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (male)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (female)
  • Best clapbacks/ comebacks
  • Best YouTuber
  • Best hair
  • Best house

The running order of these categories is not yet clear.

When do the TikTok Room awards start?

While the awards themselves start at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, TikTok Room have announced that there will be a pre-show from 6pm Eastern Standard Time.

It isn’t quite certain how exactly the awards will be broadcast, although TikTok Room did confirm to a fan in the comments section that they would be posting the results on their Instagram page throughout the night.

So, to watch the awards, your best bet is to keep an eye on TikTok Room’s Instagram account!