Pokimane tricks Fortnite duo into thinking she's a "dude" - Dexerto

Pokimane tricks Fortnite duo into thinking she’s a “dude”

Published: 4/Dec/2019 11:40

by Matt Porter


Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys is one of the most popular Twitch streamers in the world, but she managed to pull a hilarious trick on an unsuspecting Fortnite teammate by pretending to be a dude while playing with him.

For those who watch Twitch regularly, Pokimane is an iconic figure, whose voice and image is instantly recognizable after her massive success on the Amazon-owned platform.

While playing Fortnite duos on stream though, one young player called Nicholas found himself in a game with the streaming sensation, but thanks to some hard work and impersonations from Pokimane, he was none the wiser as to who his new friend was.

Pokimane, InstagramPokimane tricked her teammate into believing she was a man.

Talk in a deep voice, Pokimane made sure to call her teammate “bro” throughout, screaming “let’s go” in a low register as she tried to disguise her real voice, while her young partner continually referred to her as “dude.”

While her plan seemed to work, for the most part, the streamer wasn’t quite able to convey the voice of an older gentleman, asking her 11-year-old partner what age he thought she was, who swiftly replied with “13 or 14,” sending the 23-year-old into a giggle.

On occasion, she slipped out of her new manly voice, especially while concentrating in high-pressure moments in-game, but young Nicholas didn’t seem to notice as they took down opponents in search of victory royales.

Unfortunately, the duo never found the win they were searching for, getting so close to a victory royale but falling at the final hurdle with just one enemy team remaining.

Worse still, the streamer never revealed her true identity to the young player, so he never found out who he was actually playing unless he happens to stumble across the YouTube video now that it’s been uploaded.


TikTokers Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart explain why they broke up

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:31

by Alice Hearing


Internet personalities Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart have explained why they broke up after three years together, in an emotional video posted to YouTube.

Lexi Rivera is known in association with her brother Brent who is one of TikTok’s biggest creators with 35 million followers, while Lexi herself has more than 14 million followers on the app. The siblings also have a combined 19.5 million subscribers on YouTube.

Ben Azelart is also heavily associated with the siblings and has himself built up a huge following of 11 million followers on TikTok. But fans were devastated to find out this week that the duo were no longer a couple.

Lexi and Ben posted a video explaining why, saying that they thought they owed their fans the truth. Lexi said: “I have so much respect for Ben and he’s like literally one of the best people I’ve ever met in my entire life.” Ben responded, “I mean the same goes for me, Lexi is one of the nicest, sweetest, funniest people I’ve ever met.”

Lexi Rivera Ben Azelart break up
Instagram: Lexi Rivera
Lexi and Ben dated for three years

Addressing their viewers, Lexi explained why it took so long for them to officially break the news: “I know that it’s been super confusing for you guys and that is because it’s been just as confusing for us we’ve been very just on and off again and I don’t think we were really sure what we wanted to do until now.

“Having a relationship is one thing, but having a relationship online is a completely different story and it was very confusing for us. Honestly, it wasn’t easy being young like we were 15 and 16.

Lexi went on to say that the relationship no longer made them both happy. “We both had so much fun doing it, but I think as years went on it just became a little too complicated…I think what was hard is we want to make you guys happy as well as make ourselves happy.

“Ultimately we just didn’t do both and I think what’s most important was focusing on ourselves for now.”

Lexi and Ben finished by saying that they’re not parting ways forever and that they both felt it was just the wrong time to be together.