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Pokimane teases mysterious new contract – is it Mixer?

Published: 30/Oct/2019 22:39 Updated: 30/Oct/2019 23:57

by Brent Koepp

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Twitch star Imane ‘Pokimane‘ Anys revealed that she’s in the process of signing a contract and making an announcement soon, sending her fans into a frenzy as they speculate if she could be the next streaming star to move to Mixer.

Twitch has lost top streamers Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins and Michael ‘shroud‘ Grzesiek in the last three months, leading many to speculate who else might be in talks with Microsoft to sign an exclusive deal for their streaming platform. 

During her latest stream on October 30, Pokimane teased that she is currently signing a contact and will have something to announce soon, fueling the speculation that she might be the first major female streamer to leave Twitch for Mixer.

Instagram: @pokimanelolThe Twitch star is the number one female streamer on the streaming platform, with over 3.4 million followers.
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Did Pokimane tease a potential Mixer move?

The Twitch star was chatting with her audience, when she teased them with a mysterious announcement. “I’m not gonna lie I do have something to announce. I’m signing the contract most likely soon!” she exclaimed.

This sent her chat into a frenzy, as many users spammed “Mixer” and speculated what she could be hinting at. The streaming personality clarified that it had nothing to do with Japan, as that is a different future announcement.

As her fans continued to say she’s moving to Mixer, the Twitch star addressed it and said, “You guys can say Mixer as much as you want. You could literally spam that word a million times in my chat. It will not change what I’m gonna say!”

Not shooting the idea down, she then teased further and exclaimed, “Like whether it is, or whether it’s not. It won’t matter. Because what am I saying now? Nothing. I’m going to say it when I say it. I’m not saying sh*t now!”

The streaming personality said she wasn’t kidding, but then told her audience how she would have trolled people with a Mixer meme. “I wanted to on Twitter, and be like listen guys, I’m moving to a new streaming platform. Is it Mixer? Is it YouTube? Is it Facebook? Are you staying on Twitch?”

She then explained the punchline. “Guys new live streaming platform, and then I just link f*cking to [adult site] slash Pokimane” the Twitch star laughed. All jokes aside, she clarified that she does have an announcement. “It’s true I do have something to announce. It’s soon though, it’s very very soon!”

Only time will tell what Pokimane’s announcement may actually be, as the star was tight-lipped when pressed further on it. But she did joke that it could be something like “getting a new cat”, which could be seen as her lowering fans’ expectations.

However, if Microsoft did land a deal with her, it would be a major blow to Twitch as she is currently the top female channel on the platform as of the time of writing this article.  

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How to watch the TikTok Room Awards: Nominees, results & more

Published: 28/Nov/2020 16:01

by Charlotte Colombo

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Popular drama page TikTok Room delighted its 1.8 million followers this week when, on November 25, they announced on their Instagram that they would be hosting their very own awards show!

The post also announced that voting would be on Friday 27 November, with the awards then streaming tonight on Saturday 28 November.

Details surrounding what the award categories were was initially vague, with the account teasing more information throughout the week before opening the polls on Friday for fans to vote for some of their favorite TikTokers in various categories.

Despite the categories remaining unclear prior to voting being open, that didn’t stop some of TikTok’s biggest stars endorsing the awards and encouraging fans to vote for them.

Among other famous faces like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, and Jacob Sartorius, Sway House star Bryce Hall endorsed the awards in a video, joking that he was probably nominated in the “most problematic” category, while Charli D’Amelio, who recently reached 100k followers on the TikTok, told her fans that “there is a special award show on Sunday” and encouraged them all to vote.

Although some fans found that there was difficulty submitting their votes – with TikTok Room explaining in an Instagram post that this was due to heavy traffic on the form- by the time the polls were closed, TikTok Room announced that over 500,000 votes were cast after teasing fans earlier that day with just how close some of the categories were.

What are the categories?

The TikTok Room awards consists of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Most active with fans
  • Best couple
  • Best makeup
  • Most positive
  • Best style (male)
  • Best style (female)
  • Best ship
  • Best dancer (male)
  • Best dancer (female)
  • Best fandom
  • Funniest TikToker/ collab
  • Best diss track
  • Least problematic (male)
  • Least problematic (female)
  • Best role model
  • Best group/duo
  • Kindest TikToker
  • Best dance creator
  • Best song
  • Most talented musician
  • Most achieved (male)
  • Most achieved (female)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (male)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (female)
  • Best clapbacks/ comebacks
  • Best YouTuber
  • Best hair
  • Best house

The running order of these categories is not yet clear.

When do the TikTok Room awards start?

While the awards themselves start at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, TikTok Room have announced that there will be a pre-show from 6pm Eastern Standard Time.

It isn’t quite certain how exactly the awards will be broadcast, although TikTok Room did confirm to a fan in the comments section that they would be posting the results on their Instagram page throughout the night.

So, to watch the awards, your best bet is to keep an eye on TikTok Room’s Instagram account!