Pokimane was in the midst of a random Duos stream when she queued up with a younger player, who was promoting his creator code by changing his username to ‘Code Space.’
Anys had a sneaking suspicion that the player was queue sniping her, a practice where players attempt to get in a squad with a top player or personality at the same time in order to play with them - which can result in some unpleasant experiences.
“I really hope you didn’t queue snipe me just to advertise your code, by the way,” Pokimane jokingly warned the player. “Can I ask you an honest question? Did you queue snipe me?”
“I did, but not to advertise my code,” he answered.
This prompted a hilarious reaction from Pokimane, who went on to ask him why he had queue sniped her in the first place.
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“Just to play with you,” the player replied. “I think you’re a generally nice person.”
‘Code Space,’ real name ‘Hayden,’ went on to divulge that he was just 15 years old - and even revealed that he had made it to the finals of Epic’s Blackheart tournament.
Pokimane let out a shocked exclamation in response, visibly taken aback by the player’s skill at such a young age.
“That’s dope!” she said of the news. “And you’re only 15, congrats!”
This wouldn’t be the first time a young player has made waves in competitive Fortnite; notable esports organization FaZe signed 13-year-old ‘H1ghsky’ in mid-March, following their acquisition of 15-year-old pro ‘Sway’ just a few days prior.
While FaZe has signed younger players for other competitive titles before, many fans speculated that their recent induction to the org was in response to Epic’s age cap for the Fortnite World Cup, which announced an qualifying age range of 13 years and up.
Pokimane’s humorous stint in Fortnite Duos follows her brief hiatus from the game in mid-March, where she claimed that she wasn’t having as much fun with the title and would focus on games that she truly enjoyed, instead.