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Pokimane slams Invadervie for shaming unsubscribed Twitch viewers

Published: 21/Apr/2020 19:07

by Virginia Glaze


The Twitch community exploded with outrage after streamer ‘Invadervie’ shamed her unsubscribed viewers in a rant that quickly went viral — and even superstar ‘Pokimane’ is calling out her divisive opinions.

Invadervie sparked backlash across the net due to her pointed speech to her unsubscribed viewers, appearing to shame them over not “supporting the entertainment [they] enjoy” with a $5 subscription and even calling them “cheapskates.”

“…it doesn’t matter how broke you are,” the streamer argued. “If you have time to watch Twitch, you have ten dollars, truly. If you don’t have ten dollars, you probably don’t have time to watch Twitch, because you should be working.”

A clip from her stream quickly caught fire on social media, catching the attention of fellow broadcasting star Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys, one of Twitch’s top streamers and a huge internet personality.

Anys addressed the issue in a series of equally pointed tweets, arguing that Invadervie’s position essentially cancels itself out if five dollars is, indeed, an easily affordable fee for watching her broadcasts.

“If five dollars is an irrelevant amount of money, then she shouldn’t need the five dollars from your subscription,” she wrote. “If she argues, ‘It adds up if multiple people give me the five dollars though,’ then she should realize it works the same way when it comes to spending.”

That’s not all; Pokimane went on to note that many viewers are tight on cash due to their own personal financial situations, and threw some major shade toward Invadervie’s divisive opinions, in the process.

“Not to mention that tons of people watch streams after a day of hard work, or while being broke college students, or a multitude of other situations where they need to be more frugal,” she continued. “Get these sh**ty takes off my TL and off my streaming platform.”

Pokimane isn’t the only streamer to have hit back at Invadervie’s viral rant, either; former Overwatch pro xQc also clapped back at her controversial opinion, calling them, “a f**king zero-head, brain-dead f**king take.”

Invadervie’s April rant against unsubscribed viewers echoes that of Twitch streamer BadBunny, who similarly went viral in January for an almost identical tirade against unsubbed viewers, showing that this latest development is, unfortunately, nothing new.


Pokimane reveals plans for Twitch VODs after DMCA takedowns

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:33

by Jacob Hale


Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has revealed her plans for her Twitch VODs, after many creators on the platform, including some of the very biggest, were hit with DMCA takedown notifications over content in their back-catalog.

On October 21, some of the most popular names on the platform revealed that they have been getting these DMCA notifications, with people such as Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar, and more finding that clips and VODs from past broadcasts have been deleted.

Obviously, in recent months there have been issues with streamers using copyrighted music on their stream, with many opting to stop so as to avoid any legal issues, but now their past content is being sifted through and checked, and the results are wiping out some of these creators’ favorite moments on stream.

While many streamers are doing all they can to keep their content on their Twitch channel available, Pokimane has revealed her plans for past VODs.

Twitch streamer Pokimane
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Pokimane has been streaming full-time since 2017, but may have to remove a lot of her content to avoid DMCA takedown requests.

After a viewer told Poki that fellow streamer Saqib ‘Lirik’ Zahid was to delete all of his VODs he’s built up over the years, she suggested that the same might be the case for her own channel.

“Lirik’s going to delete all his VODs? Well, guess what, it’s not just Lirik,” she told her viewers during her October 22 stream.

She continued: “Today, tomorrow, at some point, you guys are going to come across my channel and there’s going to be zero content. Sucks to say, but it is what it is.”

Of course, there will be many top streamers considering that reality right now: that the content they’ve put out over however many years could simply be erased due to the music being played in the background.

Some content creators have already started taking down old VODs and deleting clips, and Pokimane may be just one of many that do so to avoid being banned from the platform altogether. We might see some creators start transferring their content to YouTube, but this would likely require a Herculean effort, too.

At the time of writing, Pokimane’s VODs haven’t been wiped from her channel.