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Pokimane holds back tears as she responds to ongoing Twitch drama

Published: 19/Nov/2019 18:31 Updated: 20/Nov/2019 12:24

by Calum Patterson

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Massively popular streamer Imane ‘Pokimane‘ Anys has been caught up in a storm of drama and supposed controversy of late, and fought back tears as she addressed various topics on her November 18 livestream.

The Twitch star has some experience in dealing with online negativity. Most infamously after she was accused of making questionable copyright claims against YouTuber’s using her content.

Generally though, Anys has remained controversy-free and refrains from commenting on other online personalities to avoid confrontation.

Drama sparked on November 17 though, when fellow streamer 39daph ‘leaked’ private messages between the two, claiming that Pokimane had confronted her about being unfollowed.

YouTube: PokimanePokimane is not new to controversy, but does her best to avoid it.

The controversy raged on for 24 hours before Pokimane posted on Twitter with a link to her stream, simply writing ‘let’s talk’.

On the stream, Anys confirmed that the messages between her and 39daph were accurately described, showing that she had asked if the reason for the unfollow was due to Pokimane herself unfollowing another streamer, Sliker.

Pokimane discussed the “Sliker situation” too, explaining that she only unfollowed him on Twitch because she doesn’t watch his stream.

“It was not personal at all,” Anys said. “I tend to keep my following list relevant to channels that I watch frequently at the time, for example I unfollow League [of Legends] channels when I’m not really playing League much.”

The reason for keeping such an exclusive follower list, she said, was because Twitch will only display a limited number of channels in the following bar anyway.

The streamer also moved on to discuss the recent controversy that hit her ‘Offline TV’ group. The streaming collective was embroiled in a major drama in November, after it was found that SleightlyMusical had cheated on fellow member LilyPichu.

Pokimane became overcome with emotion as she discussed the drama, saying that it had been a massive shock to her and her “close circle of friends”.

Pokimane discussed various other dramas and controversies too, including when another Twitch streamer, Macaiyla, had joked that MayaHiga (a rival female streamer) was “prettier.” Pokimane showed direct messages between the pair, showing that they had cleared it up and remained on good terms.

The League of Legends and Fortnite streamer has since deleted the VOD of her November 18 livestream, clearly aiming to move on from the negativity.

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Report claims Logan Paul vs Floyd Mayweather fight postponed

Published: 24/Jan/2021 23:13

by Charlotte Colombo

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News outlets are reporting that highly-anticipated boxing match between boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and YouTuber-turned-amateur-boxer Logan Paul is being postponed.

Irish sports journalist Donagh Corby, who reports on behalf of MMA Island, claimed in a Tweet that he was told the match – which was scheduled for 2o February – had been rescheduled. He claims he was told this by Kelvin Moore, Logan Paul’s coach.

This comes after Moore posted about the fight being postponed on his own social media before deleting it.

The special exhibition fight, which Mayweather was set to come out of retirement for, was meant to be a pay-per-view event sponsored by Fanmio, a business offering video messages by celebrities.

Adding fuel to the rumors, fans noticed that Mayweather has since taken Fanmio out of his Twitter bio. JLeon also hinted that a reschedule was on the horizon during the latest episode of Jeff Mayweather’s podcast, where he said that he was “still waiting to hear the official date” of the fight.

Although Boxing News 24/7 reported that the fight has been delayed due to a “distinct lack of interest”, there is no official reason for the supposed reschedule.

Fans have had mixed reactions to the alleged postponement. One Twitter user claimed that “this has been known by some fans for a couple of weeks now”, while others were amused that “lack of interest” is the alleged reason for the postponement. A fan on Twitter said of the “lack of interest rumours: “That’s really the worst for Logan Paul -not humiliation or losing but nobody giving a s**t.”

Others are sceptical that a “lack of interest” is the true reason for the rescheduling, with one Twitter fan pointing out that it couldn’t be postponed due to lack of interest because the fight “hasn’t been promoted at all.”

This led to Twitter users speculating that the postponement is actually due to a struggle to secure a venue and confirm undercards.

Neither Paul nor Mayweather have spoken out publicly about the alleged postponement.

At the time of writing, Fanmio are still selling PPV access to the fight, with their website saying that the fight is set to happen in 27 days.