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Young fan struggles to breathe after meeting Pokimane in Fortnite

by Virginia Glaze

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Imane “Pokimane” Anys is one of Twitch’s most popular streamers, known for her humorous interactions with fans in Fortnite — but one these fan encounters took an unexpected turn.

While Pokimane’s Twitch channel now features a slew of different games, her YouTube channel is rife with Fortnite Duos videos, where she teams up with random players and chats with them over the microphone.

Many of these players are children, who often geek out over being paired with their favorite Fortnite-centric content creator.

Pokimane poses in front of a fireplace.
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Pokimane is one of Twitch's most popular streamers, known for playing League of Legends and Fortnite.

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However, one of these young fans had a reaction that Anys did not expect, which occurred after some shuffling around of their microphone on the other end of the line.

After introducing herself, the fan could be heard breathing heavily, as though they’d just finished a long workout session.

“Are you okay?” the streamer asked, obviously concerned for the youngster’s health.

“What the?” the fan suddenly screamed, interspersed with the same heavy breathing. “No! What the?!”

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“Dude, should I call an ambulance?” Pokimane inquired. “Are you good? Oh my god, I don’t think he’s faking! Hello? Do you have asthma? ...Not saying anything about people who have asthma, it just sounds like he has asthma. You know, my brother has asthma.”

While the fan never revealed exactly why they were breathing so hard, it seems that they were merely excited to be part of Anys’s video, as revealed in another breathy exclamation later on in their game.

“I’ve never been in a YouTuber’s game,” he admitted after Pokimane claimed that she’d never heard anyone “freak out” this badly over being paired with her.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLFpZSO5d2A

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That wasn’t the only hilarious moment to come out of Pokimane’s Fortnite video either; she was later teamed up with a father-son duo, and, although she wasn’t able to record their full interaction, she called it one of the “cutest” meetings she’s had in the game thus far.

Her Fortnite Duos never disappoint, and thanks to her overly-excited fan, the latest episode made for an unexpectedly hilarious (if a bit concerning) moment that was a testament to her popularity as a streamer.