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Pokimane stunned after teammate claims he’s being robbed live on stream

Published: 13/Apr/2020 20:42

by Brent Koepp

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Twitch star Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys was shocked when her Valorant teammate claimed a man wielding a gun was trying to break into his apartment complex during their match. 

Unlike other entertainment mediums, streaming is as real as it gets due to its live nature. While viewers are watching their favorite personalities, sometimes the real world can disrupt things in a very scary way.

This is what happened during Pokimane’s April 12 Twitch broadcast when one of her teammates claimed someone was breaking into the apartment near them. The Morocco-Canadian was stunned, and urged him to call the police.

Pokimane stunned after teammate witnesses a break-in

The streamer was in the middle of playing Valorant with TSM’s Dimitri ‘Greekgodx’ Antonatos when their teammate abruptly announced that someone was breaking into his apartment.

“Hey, not gonna lie, someone’s trying to break in my apartment near me, with a gun,” they said. Stunned, Pokimane replied, “Oh my God. Don’t play. Don’t play. Please, go call the cops!” He then added, “I’m being 100% serious, I’ll be back.”

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The room then sat in silence, clearly shaken by what happened, when Pokimane said, “That’s scary!” The player’s friend assured them he wasn’t trolling. “He’s my IRL friend, he wouldn’t f**k around.” She replied, “Hopefully everything is okay. Try to check on him ASAP if you can!”

Concerned, Poki then suggested he call the cops or check to see what is happening. “Should you call the cops to his place?” she asked. “I mean, I’m getting ready to call him to see if he’s alright,” he replied.

As the Valorant match continued, the popular streamer told him that it didn’t matter if they won and that he could call now. “You can call him now. We don’t care about winning the game!”

Greek pointed out that their teammate had said “near” his apartment, when the friend stated, “I hear him on his mic now. I think he’s okay.” The TSM personality exclaimed “Oh, thank God!” at the news.

While it’s not entirely clear what happened to Pokimane’s teammate, it appears that in the end he was alright. The moment is an example of how a broadcast can quickly turn serious due to it being live.

Despite the scary situation, the Twitch streamer continues to crush it on the streaming platform. At the time of writing she’s amassed over 4.4 million followers to her channel.

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Shroud explains why WoW feels “completely different” in Shadowlands

Published: 25/Nov/2020 2:37 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 2:43

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Like most popular streamers, Shroud has been getting stuck into the World of Warcraft: Shadowlands grind, but although he’s enjoyed it so far, he said he feels like the game is “less immersive” than it used to be.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands has taken the world by storm ever since it launched on November 23. Players have been hopping back into Azeroth to take the reigns of their characters once again.

Popular streamers like Mike ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek have been getting stuck into the grind too. He’s been very open about how much he loves the game and has streamed hours upon hours of World of Warcraft Classic. He even said he was willing to lose viewers to stream it.

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Shroud has thoroughly enjoyed playing World of Warcraft for many years now.

However, Shroud isn’t blinded by his love and adoration for the game. He still has some criticism for World of Warcraft: Shadowlands and MMORPGs in general, and he mentioned them in his latest stream.

“I feel like [MMORPG’s] and WoW, in general, have transcended into something completely different,” he said. “In the past, you [played] because you were immersed. You were leveling up your character. You were getting new items. It felt good to be more powerful and do better things.”

“Now I feel like WoW is like play with friends and kill some shit,” he said. “That feeling of immersion and truly having an impact on the world and your character feeling there has kind of nullified.”

“When I played vanilla WoW in 2005, I was 11 years old, and it felt amazing,” he said. “It felt incredible. It felt like I was in my own realm. I was in my own world. Now it doesn’t feel like that. That feeling is gone.

The relevant part of the video starts at 2:00.

It’s a sentiment that others have echoed time and time again. The consensus is that MMORPGs have been streamlined throughout the years.

However, it hasn’t stopped millions of players, including Shroud, from enjoying World of Warcraft: Shadowlands. 

Plus, despite his criticism, he thinks now is the “best time” for new players to start playing the game because the new leveling process is “really cool.”