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Twitch streamer Pokimane reveals why she stopped playing Fortnite

Published: 4/Apr/2019 0:59 Updated: 4/Apr/2019 1:02

by Virginia Glaze


While popular Twitch streamer Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys is known for her Fortnite broadcasts, she took a short break from the game in mid-March – and she’s finally revealed the reason behind her hiatus.

Pokimane discussed her break from the title during a vlog uploaded on April 2, where she stated that she’d needed a “mental reset” from streaming – as well as time to reflect on her content.

“I felt it was a really good time to kind of just take a break from certain things,” Pokimane said of her hiatus. “…at some point, I just felt my brain was like, ‘Boom,’ every day.”

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While she still enjoys playing Fortnite, Pokimane admitted that she doesn’t have as much fun with the game as much as her broadcasts might make it seem, regardless of the battle royale’s popularity across Twitch.

“Before… my main games were just the games that I really enjoyed,” she explained. “I do still enjoy Fortnite sometimes, but I don’t really have a feeling of wanting to play it all the time. …I’m really trying to do what I like.”

Pokimane, TwitterPokimane admitted that she didn’t feel like playing Fortnite “all the time,” and has since decided to focus on other titles she enjoys.

Anys likewise admitted to comparing herself to other streamers, with even her mother noticing that she was tense and stressed out.

Additionally, Pokimane’s hiatus coincided with the launch of her Winky Lux makeup collaboration, which kicked off on March 16 and features an eyeshadow palette and a lipstick.

Pokimane’s hiatus also coincided with the launch of her Winky Lux makeup collaboration, which featured a collection of products including an eyeshadow palette and a lipstick.

The streamer was also a participant in YouTuber MrBeast’s $200,000 YouTuber battle royale project during this time, which was sponsored by popular video game Apex Legends.

MrBeast’s challenge pitted 13 teams of 3 popular YouTubers against each other for the cash prize in two separate games, with Pokimane being teamed up with notable Fortnite caster Kittyplays and streamer Valkyrae.

Since then, Pokimane has been playing Apex Legends on her stream, as well as the ever-popular GTA V roleplay phenomenon that has taken Twitch by storm.

Pokimane celebrated her five-year anniversary on the platform on March 29, and is one of the most popular streamers on the site, boasting nearly three million followers as of April 3.


Pokimane releases her own Fedmyster document to “put drama to rest”

Published: 30/Nov/2020 2:01

by Theo Salaun


Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has conclusively responded to recent leaks about OfflineTV drama from Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan. In her own extensive document, the popular streamer shares her side of the story with texts and other sources.

The drama surrounding Fedmyster and the OTV house bubbled, then simmered, then boiled back up with a thorough document which was leaked, then shared by Fedmyster to give his side of the story. 

Fed, who has been accused of numerous improprieties, used texts and messages to provide evidence of his perspective and show some humanity. In the end, he tried to clarify for the public that the matter was resolved: “We both made mistakes and have owned up to them privately. I hope everyone reading will try to move on from all this as we certainly have already.”

But Poki immediately appeared perturbed by the leaked document, which included flirtatious messages between them as a means of demonstrating that Fed had been led on. In a brief Twitch stream, she noted Fed’s “manipulative” behavior and discomfort with private messages being leaked publicly.

Now, she’s gone a step further and shared her own doc to share her side of things and hopefully shut down any more need for gossip.

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Pokimane and Fedmyster’s relationship is a long, complicated one.

In an 11-page document, including pictures of messages between herself and Fedmyster, as well as with other people, Poki clarifies context and attempts to remove biases that she felt Fed had pushed.

While understandably uncomfortable with private conversations being leaked, the streamer indicates that she is compelled to share her side because of Fed’s document: “Looking back, I would’ve done a lot of things differently, and know for a fact that neither of us handled the situation perfectly. However, our private convos heavily lacked context, and I’m not okay with how they’re being misrepresented.”

In one such example of giving context, she explains how one of the more egregiously received examples of flirting was actually misconstrued to suggest that she wanted to be alone with Fed in a hotel room.

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Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys
A screenshot of Poki’s doc shows how Fed’s leaks lacked context.

Unwilling to be abdicated of responsibility for the complicated relationship, Poki asserts that she regrets many of her messages and actions.

Similarly, she contends that Fed’s “feelings are valid and a good reminder to me that what one person thinks may be going on in a friendship, don’t always match up with the other person’s expectations.”

The document tackles every issue brought up in Fed’s document, including the two’s relationship as well as drama with Yvonne, OTV, and Jodi.

But, ultimately, these are private matters and the additional context simply proves that Fed’s account may have misled in that it failed to account for other perspectives.

Poki’s hopes are that this new context will finally help “put drama to rest.”