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Pokimane & xQc hit back at PayMoneyWubby over viewer count insult

Published: 28/Jul/2020 20:28 Updated: 28/Jul/2020 23:28

by Bill Cooney

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UPDATE 7-28: Pokimane has responded to PayMoneyWubby’s divisive clip with a humorous clapback: During her own stream, the star stood up to salute Wubby as the video of his comments played, mockingly calling his statements “so brave” as patriotic music sounded off in the background.

It seems that Poki isn’t bothered by his remarks, and is even finding some humor in the awkward situation that has since arisen after his clip went viral across social media.


Twitch star Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys somehow ruffled a few online feathers with a recent tweet celebrating her viewer count, prompting fellow streamer Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel to suggest that anyone getting upset over it should find some other way to spend their time.

If you’ve been on Twitch in any capacity in recent years, you’ll probably know who Pokimane is. Boasting the largest subscriber count of any female streamer on the platform, she’s easily considered one of the site’s biggest stars.

As Twitch streamers often do, Pokimane celebrated reaching over 10,000 viewers with a pure gameplay stream with no face cam on July 25. She also threw in a cheeky dig at her haters, which didn’t go over too well in certain online circles.

Shortly after Poki’s tweet made the rounds online, variety streamer Dennis ‘PayMoneyWubby’ Richardson took some shots at her, implying she had no idea what she was talking about.

“Did you guys see that Pokimane tweet where she was like ‘No cam, no audio, just Valorant, 10K viewers, and I’m only famous because I’m a girl?’ She said something like that,” Wubby laughed. “Like, OK r***rd.”

Even though Wubby has a larger platform than most to share his feelings on the matter, it’s obvious that a number of people agreed with him. However, there has been some pushback toward his comment as well, notably from Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel.

“Guys, I agree that it wasn’t like, the best tweet, it came off as a little bit weird. I saw it, I didn’t think anything of it,” xQc explained while examining the outrage surrounding Pokimane’s post. “It’s fine, I think sometimes you express being proud of something you do in different ways.”

“She did that, she’s proud of her gameplay and how much people appreciate it,” xQc continued, before throwing in a dig at Wubby. “Maybe this guy should try that every once in a while, some gameplay. Maybe wouldn’t have to f***ing rely on media share for content.”

xQc is definitely no stranger to the drama the streaming community has to offer; recently, he got into a spat with none other than Jessica Blevins, who’s husband is Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins –  even though the two have since buried the hatchet, so to speak.

If anything, this whole situation just proves that no matter how big and successful you get on Twitch or social media, not everyone will be on your side. But looking at the massive numbers Pokimane continues to pull in shows she probably doesn’t need to worry about the haters all that much.

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Tommyinnit reveals he used to stream snipe Shroud before he was famous

Published: 20/Jan/2021 11:22 Updated: 20/Jan/2021 11:27

by Calum Patterson

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Tommyinnit might be the most popular streamer on Twitch right now, averaging over 200,000 concurrent viewers for his sporadic Minecraft streams, but it turns out he used to be a massive shroud fanboy. In fact, he was one of shroud’s infamous stream snipers.

Stream sniping is the practice of using a streamer’s broadcast to gain information about the game they are playing – either to get an unfair advantage, or simply to join their game and troll them.

During the height of PUBG’s popularity in 2017, shroud was the biggest streamer on Twitch, and had an army of loyal stream snipers who would try endlessly to get into his matches.

Shroud’s stream snipers weren’t like others though – instead of trying to kill him, they would sing him songs, give him weapons and armor, or try to save his life when under attack.

Tommyinnit stream sniping shroud
Twitch: Shroud
Tommyinnit would get into shroud’s game’s to troll.

Tommyinnit admits shroud stream sniping

Although it’s against the rules of most games and of Twitch itself, Tommyinnit has admitted that when he was 14, back in 2017, he loved both PUBG and shroud, and would spend hours up late trying to get into his games.

And he was successful too – often matching up with him, and trying to save his life from actual enemies attacking him. Shroud eventually became familiar with Tommy’s name, and would say hello to him. In a video on his second channel, Tommyoutit, came clean about all of his stream sniping antics.

In one session, shroud even talked to Tommy about playing Minecraft, the game that he’s so well-known for now.

But, it turns out that Tommyinnit made this video because it wasn’t just years ago in PUBG that he was stream sniping shroud. When he recently saw shroud on a Minecraft server with proximity chat, he had to try it again for old times sake.

Unfortunately, shroud didn’t seem to be enjoying himself at all this time around, and soon after left the server – though not before killing Tommyinnit’s character, twice.

Although stream sniping is technically against the rules on Twitch, we’re sure the platform will let this one slide, as it was all in good fun. The real question is whether shroud has made the connection that one of his old stream snipers is now one of the biggest names on Twitch alongside him.