Pokimane says viewers calling her by her real name makes her “cringe”

Published: 27/Jul/2020 12:56

by Joe Craven


The world’s most popular female Twitch streamer, Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys, has explained why she finds it “cringe” when viewers use real first name, during an Offline TV podcast. 

When it comes to the gaming community, nearly every popular character goes by an adopted gaming nickname. From Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins to Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, the world’s best gamers regularly go by their chosen pseudonyms.

Anys is no different to this, known to her fan base as Pokimane or simply Poki. However, it seems that some viewers do choose to call her by her real name, much to the streamer’s displeasure.

Pokimane sat outside
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Pokimane has signed an exclusive streaming deal with Twitch.

During an appearance on the Offline TV podcast, the topic arose of viewers referring to Pokimane by her first name, to which the US-based streamer had some strong words.

“Yeah that sh*t is so cringe,” she said. “Yeah, I don’t know you like that… I kinda feel bad though because – for example when I did my online therapy session and Dr K asked like what I prefer to be called, I was like ‘Oh if we’re gonna be personal and you’re a therapist more or less, you can call me Imane’. You’re speaking to me.”

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Other members of the podcast, like DisguisedToast and Scarra, echoed Poki’s comments and said it was odd when people in their chats refer to her as Imane too.

“I think people saw that,” she continued, “And they’re like ‘if I want to be on a personal level with her I need to call her by her real name.’ Like no! That’s not how you get on my good side. I just don’t wanna go on a date with someone and they’re like ‘what’s up Poki?’ That’s weird – it depends on the context!”

While Poki was laughing and smiling throughout her comments, it’s clear that she favors people referring to her as Pokimane.


TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney


Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.