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Pokimane trolls fans with cake challenge to reach big Twitch milestone

Published: 13/Mar/2020 0:38

by Virginia Glaze

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Imane “Pokimane” Anys is one of the biggest faces on Twitch, having renewed her partnership with the platform in early March — and just a week later, she was set to reach a massive follower milestone, but she needed her fans’ help.

Pokimane has continued to grow a steady audience on her Twitch channel, boasting around 3.9 million followers on the platform for a long while.

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However, her re-signing with Twitch brought a slew of attention to the streamer, who was already on the cusp of breaking four million followers.

Thus, she gave her fans a unique challenge to up the ante and incentivize any viewers who weren’t already following her to hit Twitch’s signature heart button.

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To do this, Pokimane used a cake purchased specifically for celebrating the upcoming milestone — but rather than digging into the treat preemptively, the star instead played a hilarious game with her audience, refusing to eat the confection until she’d reached four million followers.

“I’m changing my title [of the stream],” she explained. “To, ‘Pokimane waits for you to hit the follow button so she can eat the cake.’”

To prove her point, the broadcaster sat and stared at her camera, slowly blinking as she waited for her follower count to rise while keeping the cake held in full view.

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Pokimane gave her viewers a staredown until they followed her Twitch channel in an attempt to reach a four million follower milestone.

However, her staredown challenge resulted in a humorous snafu — since she was focused on the task at hand, she actually missed the moment she reached her four million milestone, which was surpassed by well over two thousand followers by the time she clicked back on her live follower count.

The broadcaster’s mouth opened in shock as she switched over to the live count screen, openly floored by the number of followers she’d gained in response to her humorous, cake-related challenge.

“What?” she cried out in disbelief, laughing. “I didn’t think that would work so fast! We jumped 3k! Oh my god!”

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However, Anys later speculated that the count had risen so high due to botting, which she pleaded with the anonymous booster to take down.

“Dude, I got four million followers on my own,” she explained. “You don’t need to bot me 7k.”

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Despite the botting, Pokimane’s milestone stands as a testament to her popularity on the platform, which will see much more of the streamer in the days to come, thanks to her renewed contract with the site.

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FaZe Clan Among Us In-Vent-Ational crowns surprise winner: final results

Published: 20/Oct/2020 6:24 Updated: 20/Oct/2020 6:25

by Jacob Hale

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FaZe Clan hosted its very own invitational Among Us tournament — smartly dubbed the “Among Us In-vent-ational” — in October, with top content creators, streamers and more getting in on the action.

Among Us has become the game of choice for many top creators, with a party-game atmosphere and a great way to find out who your real friends are and test your own poker face.

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The announcement for the tournament was made on October 14, with the esports organization confirming it would take place on Monday, October 19.

Now in the rearview mirror with the best Among Us players having been crowned, we’ve compiled everything you need to know. From the final placements, who competed, and how you can rewatch all the action.

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In-Vent-Ational recap

Four separate lobbies filled to the brim with popular personalities battled it out during the event. Eventually, the best of the best moved on to the final showdown. This was where the most elite Among Us players showed their skills to the world. From extraordinary memory to map knowledge and of course, the ability to deceive everyone else, it all came in handy.

The likes of Ludwig, Classify, and Yassuo all made it through to the final round of action in the FaZe event. However, only one player could come away with the crown.

After a few maps of intense murder-sprees and subsequent investigations, it was up and coming Twitch streamer ‘Yetiapocalypse’ that closed out the victory. They soared to the top of the pack with a six-point lead over second place, well ahead of some of the bigger internet celebs in the lobby. The final placements can be found below.

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In-Vent-Ational final results (Top 10)

Place Player Points
1 Yetiapocalypse 52
2 Suppp 46
3 Punz 41
4 Classify 37
5 Easyrod 35
6 Yassuo 35
7 Jakenbakelive 35
8 Trainwreckstv 34
9 Deansocool 32
10 Ludwig 23

Start date & schedule

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FaZe Clan capitalized on the growing popularity of Among Us.

The tournament took place entirely on Monday, October 19, with the action having kicked off at 2pm PT (11am ET / 7pm BST). It lasted for roughly the full afternoon as each lobby battled it out for a few hours.

As each round went by, point totals were calculated before moving into the next map. This paved the way for unique strategies as players looked to knock out others at the top.

Streams

All of the individual participants themselves were streaming off of their own channels, and there was also an official broadcast that you can catch up on below.

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The official FaZe Clan Twitch channel hosted the event throughout the day. We’ve embedded the stream below so that you can rewatch the full VOD.

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Who was playing?

After FaZe’s full reveal of all the players joining the tournament, it was clear the lobbies would be stacked. Your typical FaZe personalities were all getting involved, from Apex to Adapt and plenty more. Though a number of outsiders were also among the action, pun intended.

Below are all of the streamers, stars, and personalities that participated in FaZe’s Among Us In-vent-tational broken up into four different lobbies:

Lobby 1

  • CouRageJD
  • Bella Poarch
  • Adept
  • Bronny James
  • ChrisO2
  • Adapt
  • FaZe Apex
  • FaZe Blaze
  • FaZe Cizzorz
  • FaZe H1ghSky1

FaZe Among Us group 1

Lobby 2

  • Andrea Botez
  • FaZe Nate Hill
  • GeorgeNotFound
  • ItsSlikeR
  • jakenbakeLIVE
  • Jellypeanut
  • Karl Jacobs
  • LazarBeam
  • Ludwig
  • mrfreshasian

FaZe Inventational Lobby 2

Lobby 3

  • Muselk
  • m0xyy
  • Nick Eh 30
  • Punz
  • Sweet Anita
  • SypherPK
  • Tarik Cohen
  • Tee Grizzley
  • Trainwrecks
  • xQc

FaZe Among Us group 3 tournament

Lobby 4

  • Deansocool
  • EasyRod
  • Masterfiend
  • Wolfabelle
  • Yeti
  • 100T Avalanche
  • 100T Classify
  • 100T Froste
  • 4Connor
  • 5uppp

FaZe Among Us tournament group 4

With one of the biggest Among Us events so far now behind us, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for any future invitational events coming soon.