Popular Twitch streamer Pokimane was left shocked after accidentally melting a hole through her streaming equipment during a live broadcast.
Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys is one of Twitch’s most recognizable and popular broadcasters. The streamer boasts over 8 million followers on the website, and is known for humorous interactions with other influencers and her entertaining gaming streams.
While all sorts of hilarious shenanigans take place during her broadcasts — including that time she helped none other than Doja Cat with technical difficulties — no one expected a fire to nearly break out in Pokimane’s streaming room.
The situation began when Pokimane was attempting to change the color of a powerful light illuminating the background of her broadcast.
Pokimane accidentally melts new streaming equipment
At first, the steamer placed a blue filter over the light with her hands, apparently unable to secure it to the apparatus via other means. “Should I just hold it the whole time?” she joked.
However, the mood quickly changed from fun to frightened after Pokimane seemed to turn up the brightness of the lamp to get a better look at the blue light effect. In increasing the brightness, she also appeared to have amped up the heat coming out of the bulb, as a flash of light and smoke emanated from the filter she was holding.
Letting out a scream, Pokimane quickly removed the filter from the light, showing that a neat hole had been melted into the center of the blue material.
“I melted a hole through it!” she cried. “Oh no! I f**king put a hole in it! Oh my god, that was stinky!”
Crisis averted, the streamer later uploaded a clip from the stream to TikTok, joking that she’d “almost started a fire” while broadcasting live in front of thousands of viewers.
Luckily, Pokimane is alright — although it looks like her poor light filter is permanently out of commission.