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Pokimane praises Ninja for inspiring other streamers to abandon Twitch

Published: 16/Jan/2020 1:53

by Brad Norton

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Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has heaped praise onto Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins’ career-altering move to Mixer as the monumental shift has seemingly opened the floodgates for other content creators to follow suit.

As the streaming platform wars rage on and popular content creators continue to part ways with Twitch in favor of YouTube, Mixer, and even Facebook Gaming, Pokimane has highlighted that Ninja’s groundbreaking announcement is what opened the doors.

Revealed in August 2019, Ninja made the shocking announcement that Mixer would be his new home moving forward. Since then, some of the biggest names around the world have followed suit and while Pokimane has teased a move of her own, she credits Ninja for enabling such opportunities in the first place. 

Pokimane streams live on Twitch
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Pokimane also boasts over 4 million subscribers on YouTube.

Closing in on four million followers on Twitch, Pokimane has made a name for herself on the platform through frequent IRL and Just Chatting broadcasts. 

As a member of Offline TV, the streaming star is close with a number of internet superstars that have acted on monumental offers to jump ship and stream on platforms other than Twitch. Jeremy ‘DisguisedToast’ Wang for instance, recently parted ways with the purple brand in favor of Facebook Gaming.

“I’m friends with a lot of people that have made the move or have considered making the move,” she referenced in a January 15 broadcast while discussing the ever-growing frequency of such transitions. 

Harkening back to one of the first major announcements, Pokimane expressed gratitude for Ninja’s jump to Mixer and outlined how similar deals might not have come about for her friends if the Fortnite phenomenon hadn’t abandoned his spot on top of Twitch.  “All I can say is God bless Ninja for doing it in the first place.”

“After Ninja made that move, now all platforms have to put a dollar amount on streamers,” she outlined. While many opt not to disclose such sensitive information, various deals have reportedly been struck for millions of dollars.

100 Thieves content creator, Rachell ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter serves as a recent example, as she is reportedly set to make just under $1 million per year for her exclusive YouTube deal.  

“So literally, people are paying me and all my friends to do what we were gonna do flipping do for the next two to three years of our lives anyways.”

Summarizing her thoughts, Pokimane concluded that she feels grateful to be in such a position. Thanks to the Ninja’s and the shroud’s of the streaming world, she’s able to pursue her passion for a good chunk of change alongside her closest friends. “I feel like we’re just all so freakin’ lucky.” 

While Pokimane remains streaming on Twitch for the time being, she did not shy away from yet again teasing a potential move of her own, hinting that she’s “a person in a position of making such a move.”

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Jadeyanh reassures fans she is “okay” after live Twitch stalker scare

Published: 18/Jan/2021 3:58 Updated: 18/Jan/2021 4:24

by Isaac McIntyre

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Jadeyanh has reassured her Twitch fans she is “okay” and her father is “still alive” after a stalker called her, threatened her dad’s life, and demanded she expose herself live on-stream during the streamer’s Jan. 17 broadcast.

The popular Just Chatting star, Jade-Anh ‘Jadeyanh’ Ngo, broke down in tears and ended her stream early after a shocking phone call from her stalker midway through the broadcast.

One viewer, who confirmed they were watching the stream live when the incident occurred, reported that “a stalker called her” using her father’s phone number. Once on the phone, they demanded she “show her breasts on Twitch,” or they would hurt her dad. She then “realized her father was fine, and called the police.”

Dexerto has sighted the now-deleted VOD to confirm details.

“I’m okay and my dad is still alive,” she tweeted soon after ending her stream.

Her father, Harvey Hung Ngo, also replied to the Twitter post. He confirmed he was still alive and “will be [for] a long time.” Jadeynah’s dad also said “my daughter is strong, and no one can blackmail her, you asshole. We will get you!”

Jadeyanh confirmed these details in a Twitter post soon after.

“While streaming my ‘Dad’ called me. When I picked up, a guy demanded that I must show my boobs on stream. He said if I refused, he will slit my dad’s throat who, according to him, was lying tied up on the floor,” she wrote.

“He kept calling me horrible things and even dropped my address in order to terrify me even more. I tried to reason with him. After I refused to show my boobs, because he wouldn’t let me speak to my dad, he said he killed him.”

Her father, however, was “fine, asleep” when this phone call occurred. One of Jadeyanh’s mods wrote in her chat that they had “contacted [her] uncle,” who then contacted her dad. After seeing this, Jadeyanh hung up and called the police.

The Twitch streamer — who spoke in German for the duration of the on-stream call — said she shared the details so there wouldn’t be “any misunderstandings.”

“On that note, thank you everyone who was there to comfort me. Special thank you to my mod, Creditz, for going above and beyond. I am truly blessed to have someone like you in my life,” she added in a follow-up tweet.

“I’m still under shock because I believed for a couple of seconds that I let my dad get murdered because I didn’t flash on stream. Everything feels numb.”

Unfortunately, this is not the first time Jadeyanh has had a run-in with a stalker on-stream. In November, the streamer was repetitively delivered pizzas and had a fake gas leak reported in her building. She begged the stalker to “please stop.”

It is unclear whether these two incidents were from the same person.

Another streaming superstar, Rachel ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter, also had a run-in with a stalker recently. She was forced to ask Twitter for help, after a “delusional stalker” made hundreds of accounts in a bid to get her attention.

A number of other stars have also reported stalkers and “scary” incidents, including Fuslie, Sweet Anita, Gabbie Hanna, Mr Beast, Jenna, and more.