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Pokimane surprises winner in Pokemon giveaway with an extra gift

Published: 21/Nov/2019 17:51

by Michael Gwilliam


Popular Twitch streamer Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys showed a tremendous act of kindness to a viewer during a giveaway on November 19.

The Moroccan-Canadian loaded up Marbles on Stream to give her viewers a chance to win Pokemon Sword and Shield on the Nintendo Switch. Marbles on Stream lets up to 1,000 viewers “race” as marbles down a track and is one of the more unique ways to do a giveaway on stream as opposed to drawing a random number.

“Do you have a Switch?” Pokimane asked the winner of the second race, Steelooo as she loaded up a personal chat with them.

The user’s simple reply of “PogChamp” got a laugh out of Anys. “That’s so cute,” she mused. “Do you have a Switch, good sir?”

Instagram/pokimanelolPokimane wasn’t about to leave her giveaway winner hanging.

For awhile there was no response until a few moments later, the race-winner responded with a devastating “no.”

“Why are you entering a giveaway for a Switch game if you don’t have a Switch?” the shocked Poki responded with a frown draped over her face.

A few seconds of silence later, the streamer decided to up the reward for the honest viewer in a big way. “But it’s your lucky day, ’cause I’ll give you one,” she added with warm open arms.

The viewer, however, may have been typing before she added the console prize because they replied saying, “pick another one. It was fun.”

“Awe, you’re so nice,” she laughed, but dismissed the idea of doing yet another race. “No, I’ll give you one as well. I decided that the first person that wins today who doesn’t have a Switch… would get a Switch and Pokemon.”

She did note, however, that the user’s honesty was nice as they could easily have said “give me the money, b*tch.”

NintendoWhich of the three starters will the giveaway winner pick?

The happy viewer replied thanking the generous streamer who went above and beyond to accommodate the soon-to-be Pokemon trainer.

While Pokemon Sword and Shield already broke the all-time sales record for Pokemon games in the United States, Pokimane’s generosity will certainly be adding to that record in a big way.


Trainwrecks’ generosity backfires after Ludwig scores $10k Pokemon card

Published: 24/Nov/2020 1:42

by Brent Koepp


Smash Melee star Ludwig Ahgren sent a Pokemon card Twitch stream into a meltdown when he pulled a 1st Edition Dragonite worth up to $10k. The gaming pro scored the rare collectible after streamer Trainwreckstv gave him the pack.

Pokemon cards have taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch as viewers flock to see their favorite personalities chase after the rarest Nintendo collectibles.

A live Trading Card Game box opening hosted by streamer Mizkif and his org One True King went off the rails on November 22 when Smash pro Ludwig scored a rare Dragonite that could have been Trainwrecks’.

Twitch streamers react to Dragonite card during Pokemon broadcast.
Twitch: Mizkif
A rare Dragonite was pulled during the One True King Pokemon card stream.

Ludwig scores rare Pokemon card from 1999

The Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded for nothing on school playgrounds decades ago can now sell for as much as a house. The hobby has also become a major hit on sites like Twitch, with streamers buying sealed booster boxes from the 90s to open live for viewers.

On November 22, Twitch star Mizkif broke open 1st Edition sealed packs from the 1999 Fossil set. Those attending the event lost their minds when pro gamer Ludwig scored a 1st Edition Dragonite after streamer Trainwreckstv gave his pack to him.

The moment went viral due to the Twitch personality’s generosity backfiring. “Dude I swear to God if I said no to this pack to be fair and nice and its a good pack I want it back. Ludgwig, if this is good it’s my pack. If it’s bad, it’s your pack,” he exclaimed moments before the card was pulled. Unfortunately, the booster he passed on contained the exact rare holographic he was chasing after.

After the excitement settled, the group felt bad for Train’s incredibly bad luck. Although the popular Twitch star wasn’t too bitter about it, laughing it off on Twitter. If nothing else, he should be applauded for his generosity.

According to recent sales of the item, a 1st Edition Dragonite can sell anywhere from $8k to 9.7k depending on the grading. Luckily for Ludwig, the item looked incredibly pristine, giving him a good chance at a PSA 10 grading.