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Pokimane praises Ninja for inspiring other streamers to abandon Twitch

Published: 16/Jan/2020 1:53

by Brad Norton


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
Twitch: Pokimane
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.”


PewDiePie hits out at company over KSI Meme Review copyright claim

Published: 25/Nov/2020 21:25

by Brent Koepp


Popular YouTuber Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg was stunned after a company copyright claimed his Meme Review with JJ ‘KSI’ Olatunji. The Swede lost all the revenue for the upload due to their awful performance of “My Heart Will Go On” from Titanic. 

On November 22, PewDiePie teamed up with fellow YouTube star KSI for an epic Meme Review. The duo tackled everything from British culture to Olatunji’s boxing match with Logan Paul.

Kjellberg later revealed on Instagram that the popular video had been copyright claimed by a company. The personality called the move “bulls**t” after the corporation took all the revenue over their Titanic joke.

Screenshot of YouTubers PewDiePie and KSI playing instruments.
YouTube: PewDiePie
The YouTubers’ awful performance of My Heart Will Go On got the video claimed for copyright.

PewDiePie & KSI’s Meme Review copyright claimed

PewDiePie’s Meme Review with KSI was a major hit on the platform, pulling in over 7.3 million views in just a few days. Fans of both YouTube creators were treated to a hilarious collaboration. However, the duo’s “attempt” to perform My Heart Will Go On on a flute and alpine horn caused the video to get claimed.

Kjellberg revealed the issue on his Instagram story on November 25. “So I got a claim on my KSI video. At the end, we played My Heart Will Go On,” he said, before playing a clip of their awful performance to demonstrate how absurd the claim was. “It’s too similar!” he joked.

It turns out the YouTuber had appealed the claim, but was denied. “So I appealed it, because its bulls**t why, and they rejected it! This is actually infringing on copyright according to this company!” he exclaimed, before breaking into laughter.

The 31-year-old explained that the company was now going to get 100% of the money made off the popular upload. “So all the revenue now goes to this company for the entire video. Like, what? Yeah, I just thought it was bulls**t, I don’t even know.”

The whole scenario is made all the more ridiculous when you consider that the Titanic joke was only a few seconds in a 26 minute upload. The fact that the company now gets to own the entire video is a good example how YouTube’s content ID system can sometimes be flawed.