Following hypothesis about whether or not she would be the newest stramer to take the Youtube Gaming greenback, streamer Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has as a substitute confirmed she’ll be re-signing with Twitch and stream solely on the platform. In case you’re questioning why a streamer’s contract is information, effectively, Pokimane is the preferred feminine streamer on the platform, with 8.9 million followers, and the one one to position within the prime ten. You might argue Twitch wants her greater than vice-versa.
The information got here after all through a stream, the place Pokimane lauded the platform and notably Twitch chat, whereas including that she would not be divulging any particulars concerning the deal together with its size. It additionally got here alongside the under tweet, which is one thing of a streamer in-joke:
about that platform announcement… as a substitute of selecting between a pink or purple automotive, I’M GIVING ONE AWAY 😎and as all the time, https://t.co/nlEB4g7esa 💜 pic.twitter.com/UrTBpYgBvTFebruary 8, 2022
The automotive giveaway is a reference to Ludwig Ahren’s big-money move to Youtube Gaming late last year. It was accompanied by a daft skit posted to Twitter, the place he will get out of a Twitch-tinged purple automotive moments earlier than it explodes then will get right into a pink one. Ludwig rubbed-in the salt by making a cheeky remark about music copyright earlier than saying he could be transferring solely to Youtube Gaming.
Pokimane’s stunt is to present a automotive away to considered one of her followers fairly than selecting between two vehicles: A reference to the very fact she additionally has profitable if subsidiary Youtube channels, and one thing that makes her look good subsequent to a prankster wrecking a wonderfully good automotive for a joke.
Streamer politics! Pokimane was most not too long ago within the information for a fairly ridiculous blowup with Twitch’s primary streamer, Ninja, and his spouse Jessica Blevins: Here’s an explainer however, basically, either side talked a little bit of trash and threatened to get the legal professionals in, and now it appears to have blown over. In addition to her streaming profession, Pokimane has a bevvy of side-hustles: She acts, is the co-founder and CCO of a expertise company, is a member of the content material group OfflineTV, has trend business ties, and even will get concerned in politics. Twitch, for one, clearly desires her as considered one of its most distinguished faces for a while to return.