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Pokimane reveals why she’s moving out of the Offline TV house

Published: 19/Jun/2020 21:43 Updated: 29/Jun/2020 7:55

by Virginia Glaze

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Twitch star Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has long been part of the content creation group ‘Offline TV’ — but after living with the squad in their shared home, she is making a huge jump to another location.

Pokimane was one of the four original members of Offline TV, with the organization having recently moved house to another location in late 2019.

Despite this recent change in locale, Pokimane expressed some doubts about her place in Los Angeles in a soul-baring series of Tweets via her second Twitter account, leading some fans to think she would leave the content house.

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Twitch star and Offline TV member Pokimane announced on June 19 that she will be moving out of the OTV content house.

Anys teased her viewers with this possibility in an announcement video on June 19, where she at first joked that she would be moving back to Canada to be with her family.

However, it turns out that this statement was merely a practical joke, with the streamer quickly clarifying that she wouldn’t be moving out of the country, but rather out of the Offline TV content house, instead living with a group of her female friends.

“As amazing of an experience as that was, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything, I do feel like it is kind of time for me to try something new,” she explained. “I’m moving in with a bunch of my girl friends, which I’m really excited for.”

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Although Pokimane is leaving the Offline TV home, she clarified that she is not parting ways with the organization, which includes such stars as Fedmyster, Michael Reeves, and LilyPichu.

Anys went on to explain that her decision to leave the house had nothing to do with Offline TV and claimed that the organization fully supported her, while also assuring concerned fans that she will continue to remain a part of the group moving forward.

“I just really want to make it a point to say [Offline TV] have been so supportive of my decision, and it has nothing to do with OTV,” she continued. “I will still be in all the videos, I’ll be coming over for shoots, I will probably be playing more games with them. …Nothing there is changing. I’m just personally kind of testing something out in terms of my living situation.”

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Thus far, Pokimane’s decision has been met with positivity from fans as she begins the next step in a new chapter of her life as an online streaming sensation away from the Offline TV home.

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”