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Pokimane shares crazy story about confronting brother’s childhood bully

Published: 3/Feb/2020 17:28

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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Twitch star Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys retold a hilarious story from her childhood on episode six of the OfflineTV podcast, and explained why she cornered her brother’s bully.

If you were ever bullied as a child, you’ll understand how horrible it feels to be the victim of another person’s harassment, and how lonely it can be when dealing with it.

Luckily for Pokimane’s brother, he had his sister in his corner to help him confront his aggressor, as told in a comical tale during the February 2 upload of the OfflineTV podcast.

Pokimane posing for Instagram selfie
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The streaming star grew up in Morocco and then immigrated to Canada before moving to the USA.

Pokimane confronts bully

During a portion of the episode where the cast were talking about growing up with brothers and sisters, the 23-year-old remembered something from her own childhood. “One of my earliest memories with my brother was when we were in Morocco,” she began. “I was in Morocco until I was four, and I don’t know why but I was angel until one years old, devil until four, and then angel when I moved to Canada, don’t know why.”

“During that time, we were like in an apartment or something, and my brother came home crying, and we’re like “what happened?!” and like, apparently some kid hit him downstairs in the play area!” she continued.

The Twitch personality then hilarious revealed how little four-year-old Pokimane went and squared up to the bully. “So me being like f**king four, I don’t know, I walked downstairs, I go up to this dude, I tap him on the shoulder and I’m like “Did you hit my brother?!” and he goes “Yeah!” and I just smacked him!” she laughed.

(Timestamp 38:12 for mobile viewers.)

Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan exclaimed “Hooooly s**t!” upon hearing the tale while the rest of the OfflineTV crew erupted into roars of laughter. “I just frickin’ yeeted him!” the Moroccan-Canadian giggled as she motioned a slap with her arm.

“Didn’t something similar also happen with a girl? Didn’t you hit a girl as well?” Fed asked. “Listen, yeah, okay, in grade nine, but she kept hitting me!” she replied. “It was in class, it was so weird!”

“I was like stop it, and she didn’t stop, and I was like BOOM!” she continued, as she made another arm motion to replicate the punch. “Did she stop after that?” Lily ‘LilyPichu’ Ki asked. “Ohhh, yeah!” Poki responded. “That’s what I’m saying!”

While Pokimane claims she was a devilish child up until the age of four, she grew up to become a popular face on Twitch and becoming the most successful female on the platform.

At the time of writing, she boasts over 3.8 million followers on the Amazon-owned service, as well as millions across her Twitter, Instagram, and other social media accounts.

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

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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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.

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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.