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Pokimane thanks her “simp” Twitch viewers after Hasan roasts her fans

Published: 7/Jan/2020 12:49 Updated: 7/Jan/2020 14:27

by Andy Williams

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Twitch star, Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys, has jokingly thanked her “simps” after finding out she has some of the highest Channel Points in Hasan ‘HasanAbi’ Piker’s channel.

Channel Points are an exclusive Twitch currency that reward users for being active in their most-visited channels. The system is channel-specific so points earned on one channel cannot be used on another. 

Streamers can use Channel Points to reward members of their community for their loyalty. However, it appears that Pokimane has uncovered a loop-hole in fellow streamer HasanAbi’s channel.

Pokimane (Facebook)Pokimane’s recent Japan adventures were followed closely by her community.

Poki was shown a clip where Hasan said that she had “the ninth most points” on his channel. Surprisingly, she’s managed all of this while not actually visiting the channel for around six months.

Pokimane fans gambling for points 

Hasan thinks that Pokimane’s faithful community has clubbed together to help her get a top ten rank.

“You want to know why?” he asked. “Her die-hard fans will gamble points in here and then take all of their points and give it to their queen!”

Of course, Hasan was only engaging in some lighthearted banter. Pokimane’s amusement was clear to see as she laughed throughout her fellow streamer’s explanation.  

Hasan went on to compare Pokie’s fans to the Ant-Man colony from the Marvel movies before stating: “They are working diligently here and gifting their queen the top points.”

While all of this was said in jest, Pokimane continued with the sarcastic undertone of the clip and thanked her loyal community: “Thank you, my simps. Your service is very appreciated.”

Pokimane’s unprecedented growth throughout 2019 has rendered her as the only female to sit inside the top 10 most followed (active) streamers on the Amazon-owned platform. It’s no wonder why her fans will go above and beyond the call of duty for their “queen.”

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BTS crushes 28-year-old record for most music show awards in a year

Published: 28/Nov/2020 21:34

by Charlotte Colombo

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K-Pop group BTS have once again broken a record after scoring a win at the 2020 Asia Artist Awards (AAA).

BTS, also known as the Bangtan Boys, consists of seven members: V, J-Hope, RM, Jin, Jimin, Jungkook, and Suga. The group debuted in 2013 before soaring to international popularity in 2018 after releasing the YouTube Premium documentary Burn the Stage.

Most recently, BTS released their fifth studio album ‘Be’ on November 20, which includes Dynamite – the first of their songs to be recorded fully in English.

Dynamite helped BTS break their latest record after the song won the Daesung for ‘Best Song of the Year’ at the AAAs.

In the K-Pop world, a Daesung is one of the most prestigious accolades an artist can receive. When winning a Daesung, the focus is on the records the artist released that year, and takes into account how many copies – both digital and physical – were sold.

By winning this latest Daesung, BTS broke a record that has previously been held since 1992 by K-pop trio Seo Taiji and the Boys. The band had previously collaborated with BTS in 2017 in a 25th anniversary concert, wherein Taiji announced that he was passing the torch onto BTS to continue K-Pop’s legacy.

“This is your generation now,” Taiji said at the time.

BTS’ Daesung for Dynamite also extends their record for the most Daesungs in history to 43 – a record they previously broke in 2019 after they won a total of 37.

This isn’t the first time the group’s hit song Dynamite has broken records. Back in August, they broke several milestones on YouTube after fans eagerly watched the premiere of the song’s music video.

One record they broke was for most views within 10 minutes of uploading a YouTube video, as over 20 million viewers tuned in to watch Dynamite during that timeframe.

The live premiere of the video also broke the YouTube record for most concurrent viewers.  One live count recorded that between 3 to 4 million people were watching the video at once.