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Pokimane smashes major YouTube and Instagram milestones

Published: 8/Oct/2019 11:22 Updated: 8/Oct/2019 11:49

by Connor Bennett

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Popular League of Legends or Team Fight Tactics, has amassed over 3.4 followers on the live streaming platform.

However, she isn’t just incredibly popular there. The streamer has also parlayed her popularity into other social media platforms – mainly YouTube and Instagram, where she creates different content to her streams, including vlogs from events she attends. So, it’s no surprise that she’s chugging ahead and picking up more fans by the day.

Pokimane, InstagramPokimane is by far and away Twitch’s biggest female streamer.
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On October 7, Poki revealed via Instagram that she had eclipsed four million followers on the photo-sharing platform, and at the same time, reached just over four million subscribers on YouTube. 

“We hit 4M on Instagram & YouTube!” she said in the caption of her celebratory photos with two ‘4M’ balloons. “Thank you SO much to everyone who hit that sub/follow button.”

As a reward for the ever-growing support, the streamer revealed that she would be giving away four of the brand new iPhone 11s or a PC of the same value.

To enter, all fans have to do is follow the instructions in her milestone celebration post, which includes commenting on how they first found her channel – which will no doubt lead to some heartfelt stories from long-time followers.

Despite the rise and success, Pokimane won’t be finished anytime soon as she continues to stream on Twitch – although she had taken a recent break due to illness that she picked up at TwitchCon.

Her next target will more than likely be getting her streaming channel to the four million mark – which she isn’t a long way off in doing. If she does manage to reach it, there will only be a handful of active channels above her including Shroud, Tfue, and Ninja – despite his move to Mixer. 

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Myth justifies surprising decision to unfollow everyone on social media

Published: 3/Dec/2020 7:58

by Brad Norton

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Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani is taking a new approach on social media, as the popular TSM content creator has revealed why he felt it was time to “experiment” by unfollowing everyone on all of his accounts.

Myth is one of the most popular content creators on the internet. The 21-year-old boasts over seven million followers on both Twitch and Instagram, with another four million subscribers on YouTube as well. He’s grown a massive community with his energetic vibes and impressive gameplay, but Myth just made a drastic change.

Across all social media accounts, the content creator has now wiped the slate clean. He no longer follows any streamer pals, no business contacts, or anyone in between. Myth follows a grand total of zero accounts across all of his platforms.

Why make such a sudden change? Myth explained it all in a series of tweets on December 2. In a difficult year as it is, he felt it was the right time to “experiment with having zero people followed across [his] social media sites.”

One of the main factors behind this decision was to stop himself from “comparing” to others. It can be easy to see idyllic Instagram posts, for instance, and feel a little down in the dumps by comparison. Everyone can empathize with that experience these days. So in order to block it out, his social media is now wiped clean.

The current global crisis certainly didn’t help either. “I’ve had some of the loneliest moments of my life,” he explained. “Social media doesn’t make that feeling any better, at least with the way I currently use it. It just ends up making me feel like other people got it better”

Obviously, most social media personalities are often sharing the highlights in their lives. Rarely do we see our favorite content creators truly breaking down that barrier and sharing everything. Most of the time, we only see what they want us to see. Myth is well aware of this and understands “that’s not the full reality of things.”

Despite this, it’s still a “really draining mindset to have,” he explained. “I wanna eradicate it.” In light of his transparency, countless others reached out to commend his decision. 

“You’re an amazing streamer,” Dakotaz followed up. “Do whatever you gotta do.”

While Myth has unfollowed everyone, he wanted to stress that he’ll still be active and interacting with his fanbase. “I can still see and appreciate comments and messages,” he added.

Don’t expect Myth to keep his accounts this clean forever though. It may be a solid reprieve during this chaotic year, but even he joked that in “six months [he’ll] definitely be back” to his usual ways.