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Pokimane explains her theory on how Alinity keeps avoiding Twitch bans

Published: 11/Aug/2019 10:18 Updated: 11/Aug/2019 10:27

by Joe Craven

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Popular Twitch streamer Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has shared her theory on how Alinity Divine is able to avoid Twitch bans so consistently, despite being caught up in a number of controversies. 

Alinity Divine was recently the subject of a significant controversy, sparked by her apparent animal abuse – when she was seen to throw her cat over her head while streaming Apex Legends. This was paired with an older clip of Alinity spitting vodka into another of her cat’s mouth, and some called for her to receive a ban from the streaming platform. 

Alinity was thrown back into the spotlight, after some accused her of using a racial slur while livestreaming. The streamer has defended herself and claims to have merely stumbled over her words.

Twitter: @AlinityTwitchAlinity’s apology came shortly after some viewers mistook her language for a racial slur.
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On August 10, while appearing on RajjPatel’s Podcast Royale, Pokimane offered some of her thoughts as to how Alinity is able to avoid a ban, despite apparent infringements of Twitch guidelines. 

“I think that, for example Alinity, when she sees that she’s done an oopsie or that people think she’s done an oopsie,” said the 23 year old, “she immediately messages her account manager and says ‘no this is what happened blah blah blah’”. 

She then goes on to compare Alinity’s behaviour with TFBlade, a streamer who was mistakenly banned by Twitch for using a racial slur – when he actually used the word “idiots”. 

Poki continued this theory, stating that: “My point is just, when you do talk to your account manager, I imagine that has influence on whether or not you get banned. It doesn’t determine whether or not [you get banned].” 

“But situations like this,” finished Poki. “Alinity probably knows when people are reporting her. Her mods I’m sure tell her. And perhaps she goes out of her way to defend herself or present some sort of case to the account manager, which has an influence on whether she gets banned.” 

Essentially what Pokimane is saying is that Alinity is quick to perform damage control procedures, and ensure her side of the argument is heard before any decision is made.

While Pokimane is obviously speculating, it fits in with wider community confusion as to how Alinity is able to so frequently escape bans. 

Alinity, on the other hand, is never afraid to defend herself, and clearly believes she has not done anything worth of incurring a ban from Twitch. 

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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.”