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Pokimane shocked by random Fortnite teammate’s emotional life story

Published: 13/Mar/2020 21:32

by Virginia Glaze

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Imane “Pokimane” Anys is one of Twitch’s biggest streaming stars, known for her videos teaming up with random players in Fortnite — but one of these usually humorous encounters took a concerning turn in mid-March.

Pokimane generally teams up with random users in Fortnite’s Duo Fill, who are often floored that they’re playing with such a popular online personality.

However, Anys switched things up a bit during a March broadcast, instead opting to create a new account using a different name so that fellow players wouldn’t know they were throwing down with a famous Twitch streamer.

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Pokimane went undercover on an alternate Fortnite account and encountered a troubled young player.

Although many of her encounters using her new moniker, “I am Chad,” resulted in hilarious conversations, one of her interactions with a young player ended in a concerning and somewhat saddening tale.

Pokimane was in the middle of her undercover experiment when she encountered a 15-year-old player named “Sam,” who she quizzed about what he wanted to be when he grows up.

Sam admitted that he wanted to be a psychologist — but his reasonings for the profession were far from the usual.

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Pokimane’s Fortnite exploits generally consist of random Duo fills, resulting in hilarious conversations with fellow players.

“I’ve been having bad problems with depression and anxiety since my parents got divorced,” he admitted. “So I’ve been having to switch schools. It’s just horrible.”

“That’s a lot to go through at once,” Anys sympathized. “Even just switching schools is a lot of pressure.”

That’s not all: the young player revealed that his mother had mistreated him and his family by threatening to leave them to return to her home in South Africa.

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Pokimane’s ploy to go undercover was interrupted by a young player’s concerning life predicament.

“I don’t like playing with people’s feelings, because I know it sucks,” he said after Poki joked about him having a girlfriend. “My mom was kinda like that. She was horrible. She’s from South Africa. Before my parents got divorced, she always threatened to go back and leave us.”

“Oh my god, I’m so sorry to hear that,” the streamer replied.

“It’s alright,” Sam continued. “I’m used to it.”

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Pokimane ended their session by revealing who she really was, and complimented the youngster for being so polite, giving an uplifting end to a heartbreaking story.

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KSI calls out Jake Paul after YouTuber KO’s Nate Robinson in boxing bout

Published: 29/Nov/2020 5:19

by Andrew Amos

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It’s been no time at all, but Olajide ‘KSI’ Olatunji has already called out Jake Paul ahead of their prospective bout at Madison Square Garden, saying that after his performance against Nate Robinson, Paul stands no chance.

It was the fight everyone had their eyes on November 28. On the undercard of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr, YouTuber Jake Paul was set to bout with NBA star Nate Robinson.

What we got instead was a bloodbath. Robinson was trounced by Paul, getting knocked down multiple times before Paul laid the final blow in the second round. Robinson barely laid a glove on Paul despite coming out all guns blazing.

While millions watched, there was one spectator on the sidelines with more on the line than most ⁠— Jake Paul’s next prospective opponent, KSI.

The YouTuber has already faced off against Paul’s older brother Logan, beating the American not once but twice. Jake fancies his chances a little bit better, but KSI wasn’t impressed by the younger brother’s skills against Robinson.

As soon as the fight ended, KSI already started the war back up with the Pauls. “I saw nothing special from Jake lol. Soon come,” he said on Twitter.

The thinly-veiled threat at Jake Paul is alluding to their prospective bout at Madison Square Garden, pending the current global situation.

Paul has been pretty vocal about making sure the fight goes ahead, saying he has a point to prove against the British YouTuber. “KSI vs Jake Paul is 100% gonna happen. If I die without that happening, I would be so upset. It has to happen, for the culture,” he said in September.

While Paul didn’t direct address KSI post-fight ⁠— instead calling out Conor McGregor for a bout ⁠— the rivalry between the two YouTubers is fierce.

One can only hope they do actually make good on their promise and get in the ring.