Pokimane unveils “insane” gift from fan on stream

Published: 7/Nov/2019 0:39 Updated: 7/Nov/2019 9:41

by Virginia Glaze


Imane “Pokimane” Anys is one of Twitch’s top streamers, boasting over 3.5 million followers on the site. However, some of her fans take their enthusiasm a bit too far.

As a major internet star, Pokimane often receives gifts from her fanbase – not an unusual occurrence, since many content creators have open PO boxes for their fans to submit mail and other goodies.

However, one of her fans mailed out an unusual offering, which Pokimane opened during an unboxing video with the “OfflineTV” squad.

Pokimane, InstagramPokimane is a popular face on Twitch – meaning that she gets some odd gifts from fans, from time to time.

Rather than leaving the gift for OfflineTV’s audience, Pokimane decided to show off the item during her own stream – a gift that left her chat sin stitches.

“OTV did an unboxing the other day, and someone sent in this gem,” she began, stepping back to unfurl a full-length body pillow with her picture on either side.

However, the streamer didn’t seem to find the gift creepy, considering the usual sexual nature of “dakimakuras.” Instead, she seemed to find the situation hilarious, calling the stunt “insane.”

“It’s a body pillow of me,” she laughed. “Thoughts? This was a pretty good picture to choose, I won’t lie. This one, my head’s just a little bit big… Insane. Insanity.”

Pokimane didn’t seem too bothered by a body pillow sent in by a fan.

She went on to show off the pillow for her viewers before suddenly covering up the bottom portion of one side, apparently for fear that a certain part of the photo could be potentially revealing.

“Cover up, Jesus!” she jokingly exclaimed, placing her hand over the pillow. “You’re not even married.”

This wouldn’t be the first time Pokimane has received awkward gifts in the mail, by far: in fact, Anys received such offerings as a “Fart Filter” odor plug and a stun gun during her birthday stream in early May, leaving her understandably speechless.

Pokimane even tested the gun on stream, giving a high-pitched scream when the taser zapped in her hand.

No matter the occasion, Pokimane’s fans always come in clutch with their odd gift choices. She doesn’t seem to mind them though, no matter how weird they are, as evidenced by her hilarious reaction to her brand-new body pillow.


TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney


Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.