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Pokimane reveals custom Fortnite emote based on viral TikTok dance

by Brent Koepp
Instagram: @pokimanelol / Epic Games

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Twitch megastar Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys announced on January 18 that she is getting her own in-game Fortnite emote, following in the footsteps of  Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins as Epic continues to add streamers to the game.

Pokimane is the most popular female streamer on Twitch, and is a juggernaut on social media, boasting millions of subscribers across her YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.

The OfflineTV personality announced on social media that she will be the second streamer to be featured in the game by getting her own Fortnite emote.

Pokimane poses in Instagram selfie
Instagram: @pokimanelol
Pokimane is the most popular female personality on Twitch.

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On January 18, the streamer revealed on Twitter that the emote is based on a dance that she had posted on the video app Tik-Tok.

Just like Ninja's skin pack which was announced on January 15th, the Twitch star will be represented in the game – although not as a skin like the Mixer star.

On Twitter, she detailed that the addition will be available on January 19th at 4PM PST. "Can't believe I'm saying this, but i officially have my own @fortnitegame Emote! it's available at 4PM PT tomorrow if you'd like to get it!" she said.

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Pokimane's announcement comes fresh off of Epic partnering with Tik-Tok, as fans can submit their own dance to the popular social media app for a chance to get their own emote into the battle royale.

The streamer made the reveal during her broadcast, where she also hinted at the possibility of getting her own skin. "There's no skin for now. Maybe someday. But for now, I do little dance!" she said.

She had previously teased an announcement on October 20th, stating that she was “signing the contract soon” which led many of her fans to believe that she was making the jump from Twitch to Mixer, although perhaps this was the deal she was hinting at.

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Pokimane had an incredible 2019, gaining millions of subscribers on Twitch and launching her own clothing brand which sold out in a month after release.

And now the streaming personality has been immortalized in Fortnite, solidifying her as one of the most influential entertainers on the platform right now. And who knows, maybe she will get her very own skin in the future.