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Pokimane named highest earning female Twitch streamer of 2020

Published: 15/Nov/2020 16:26

by Georgina Smith


New data from Saving Spot has revealed that Pokimane was the highest earning female Twitch streamer of 2020, beating other huge names like Amouranth and LilyPichu to the top spot.

2020 has been a booming year for the streaming industry, with the introduction of games like Fall Guys and the resurfacing of indie gems like Among Us, streamers have not been short of content by any means.

Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys is one such streamer who has only been gaining more and more popularity this year, with a remarkable following of over 6.3 million on Twitch.

xQc Pokimane Twitch donation cap
xQc and Pokimane are topping the stats for this year on Twitch.

Most notably this year she was part of a collaboration with US politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, also known as AOC, along with other popular streamers, introducing her to the 2020 smash hit Among Us.

Highest Twitch earners in 2020

Data from Saving Spot reveals that in top spot for highest earning female streamer is Pokimane, with estimated yearly earnings of $550,060. There’s quite a margin between her and second place candidate Amouranth with $384,599, and LilyPichu a close third with $339,354.

According to Saving Spot “among the top 10 female streamers, 70% of revenue comes from subscriptions, 23% from ads, and 8% from donations,” which would explain the huge level of income for these streamers.

Saving Spot chart depicting the highest earning female Twitch streamers of 2020

Pokimane even put a $5 cap on donations in early November, saying “to anyone that was more generous- please support growing channels, charities, and treat yourselves.”

Saving Spot also found that overall, xQc was the highest earning Twitch streamer, with an estimated yearly intake of a whopping $1,984,001. $1,595,167 of that was from subscriptions alone.

Chart from Saving Spot shows the highest paid Twitch streamers of 2020

Also among the highest overall earners were Nickemercs, ibai, and Odablock, all creeping up behind xQc in terms of earnings, but not close enough to beat him out to top spot.

This year has certainly proven to be a lucrative one from streamers, both new to the scene and those who have stuck around for a while, and it seems as though it’ll only continue to go up from here.


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!