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Pokimane re-signs with Twitch as streaming war rages on

Published: 5/Mar/2020 20:03

by Andrew Amos

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Streaming star Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has committed herself to broadcasting on Twitch, signing a “multi-year deal to continue to stream exclusively on Twitch,” silencing rumors she could have moved to Mixer.

The streaming war between Twitch, Mixer, YouTube, and Facebook is still raging on. While other sites look to shake up Twitch’s monopoly, the Amazon-owned platform won another battle by managing to secure Pokimane for years to come.

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The super-popular OfflineTV content creator has almost four million followers on the platform, and is one of the biggest personalities in all of streaming.

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Pokimane will stay on Twitch after signing a new “multi-year deal.”

Pokimane revealed that she was staying with Twitch on March 5, putting out a statement claiming that her community on the platform was her primary reason for staying put.

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“The community of streamers on Twitch, as well as the community I’ve built around my channel, both mean so much to me,” she said.

“I want to continue to make a lasting impact on the world of live streaming, and I truly believe there’s no other place that has the infrastructure and tools that will allow me to do so.”

Not only does Pokimane have a reach of four million people on Twitch, she’s also one of gaming’s biggest personalities on other social media sites. She has a legion of fans on Twitter and Instagram, too, boasting 1.7 million and 4.6 million followers on both platforms, respectively.

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While she started out primarily as a League of Legends streamer, she’s branched out into reaction content, as well as other games like Fortnite ⁠— where she has a personalized emote ⁠— and, more recently, CS:GO.

Pokimane joins streamers like Benjamin ‘DrLupo’ Lupo, Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar, and Saqib ‘Lirik’ Zahid staying on the platform as other sites like the Microsoft-owned Mixer, YouTube Gaming, and Facebook Gaming look to get in on the action.

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Ninja’s move to Mixer in August 2019 started the streaming wars.

After Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins signed with Mixer back in August 2019, a host of streamers have shuffled around to other sites as platforms look to contest Twitch’s monopoly on the streaming world.

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Michael ‘shroud’ Grzemiek joined Ninja on Mixer, while Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop found himself on YouTube’s books in November. Facebook hasn’t missed out either, getting the likes of Jeremy ‘DisguisedToast’ Wang and Gonzalo ‘ZeRo’ Barrios going live on their platform.

Despite many broadcasters opting for other platforms, it seems that Pokimane is going to stick by her supportive fanbase and remain on Twitch for the foreseeable future.

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Twitch streamer shocked after viewer sends him 126 lbs of cranberry sauce

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:02

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular Twitch streamer ‘TheStockGuy’ was left speechless after receiving 126 lbs of cranberry sauce in the mail from one of his viewers in a hilarious prank.

Twitch is one of the net’s most popular live streaming platforms, and rightfully so; the site is home to a slew of hilarious and shocking moments that happen in real-time, from everything to doors falling on unlucky streamers in the middle of video games to viewers rescuing streamers’ trapped cats.

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However, some of these on-stream occurrences are downright strange, and many streamers have received the odd occasional gift from their viewers, including that time when Pokimane received a body pillow with a photo of herself on it.

While streamers having a public P.O. Box to receive gifts from fans is not uncommon, very often the things they receive are; and Twitch streamer TheStockGuy became the subject of a seriously weird present of sorts.

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Twitch star “Pokimane” has received a slew of strange gifts from fans – one of which was a body pillow with her own face on it.

During an October 6 broadcast, TheStockGuy — who has gained notoriety on the platform for educating his viewers about finances and the stock market — revealed he’d been sent 126 lbs of Ocean Spray brand cranberry sauce.

“What is wrong with you people?” the streamer asked, seeming genuinely baffled by the situation. “Somebody sent me 126 lbs of cranberry sauce! What — where am I supposed to put this? Isn’t there some charity or something this money could go to?”

Although the he appeared to be utterly flummoxed by the viewers’ decision, he decided to make the best of the unexpected prank, stating that he would donate the sauce to his local food bank for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

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“I mean — you know what? Joke’s on you!” he continued. “I’m giving this to the local food shelter for thanksgiving, so they don’t have to purchase cranberry sauce! That’s right — we’re making something good out of this!”

It seems that TheStockGuy’s viewers found the scenario to be completely hilarious — and while it certainly is worth a hearty chuckle, it’s good to know that the broadcaster is putting his viewer’s practical joke to good use, in the end.

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