QTCinderella criticizes Pokimane for “toxic” female streamer rating game

Michael Gwilliam

Twitch star QTCinderella called out Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys for how she handled partaking in a female streamers rating tournament hosted on a Korean website.

The competition, something referred to as a “World Cup” has been making the rounds on Twitch. It pits two streamers against each other with the user deciding who moves on. The survey ends once only one entertainer remains.

While some are enjoying the competition and even broadcast it for their viewers, such as Pokimane, others are taking issue with it.

QTCinderella wasn’t a fan of the female streamers ranking game.

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“I’ll say, that whole World Cup thing, very toxic,” QTCinderella told her chat during a March 30 broadcast. “I thought that Pokimane wouldn’t have made it toxic, but she, she kind of added to it.”

The League of Legends streamer continued, explaining that she handled the whole thing poorly by making it about looks instead of just content.

“The appropriate way to do that, as a female to support other females on the platform, would be to look through it and say ‘oh, I like this girl’s content’ or ‘this girl’s really funny’ or ‘I’m friends with this girl, I’m going to choose her,’” she said.

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“There were multiple times where Pokimane said ‘I’m purely doing this based off looks and this girl is prettier.’ I don’t think that’s appropriate for a girl who represents the majority of females on Twitch. So just, throwing that out there. It’s kind of a bummer,” the streamer concluded. “Big yikes from me.”

Pokimane also chimed in on QTCinderella when she played the streamer game. “If I was a guy, I would want to date her because it would be interesting,” she laughed. “I know it would be passionate, but crazy but whacky and a good time.”

“Maybe I’ll die afterward, but it would be a fun time either way. And I think she has a really really sweet, genuine side to her,” the Canadian added.

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While Poki did pick QT in her first-round match, the League streamer didn’t survive round two.

It’ll be interesting to see how Pokimane reacts to QTCinderella’s criticisms or if the two will try to patch things up privately.

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Michael Gwilliam is a senior writer at Dexerto based in Ontario, Canada. He specializes in Overwatch, Smash, influencers, and Twitch culture. Gwilliam has written for sites across Canada including the Toronto Sun. You can contact him at michael.gwilliam@dexerto.com or on Twitter @TheGwilliam