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“I Still Don’t Know What a Gulag Is” – When Gaming Pro Pokimane Could Hardly Score a Single Kill in Call of Duty Warzone!

Published 01/24/2023, 7:56 AM EST

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Pokimane is a renowned streamer and content creator, who has made a name for herself with her exceptional gaming prowess. In many titles like Fortnite, Valorant, and GTA V, she has proven her skills time and again. However, the Twitch queen once came across one video game that left her simply clueless. Well this title is none other than the original Call of Duty Warzone that first arrived nearly three years ago.

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In case anyone did not keep track of events, Pokimane did play Call of Duty Warzone as well, roughly two years ago, apart from mainly spending time on other competitive games like Valorant, Overwatch, and Fortnite. But her very first experience with Activision’s free-to-play title didn’t go well as per her expectations. Not to mention that it left her completely frustrated to say the least.

When Pokimane couldn’t figure out the basics of Call of Duty Warzone in 2020


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Following the record-breaking success of 2019’s rebooted Modern Warfare from Infinity Ward, Activision came up with its own take on the ever growing battle royale genre. Within few months of its debut, the original Warzone turned into a smash hit, amassing millions of players in a short span of time. Hence, almost every famous streamer decided to jump into this game sooner than later, as it was one of the most trending BRs of 2020. So how could Pokimane stay behind in playing this fan-favorite title?

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Imane decided to jump into an online match of Call of Duty Warzone with a random squad. As she was totally new to the mysteries of Verdansk, the classic original map of the game, she was trying to figure out the basics. In fact, she didn’t even know the term Gulag in the first place. “I Still don’t know what a Gulag is”, she said while entering the map in a plane.


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Anyone watching the video, above, could tell that Pokimane was the one, among her other teammates, who was having a really hard time in this Warzone match. While the mechanics were proving to be already challenging for her, she wasn’t even able to kill the enemy players. Her fans will be upset to know that their favorite Twitch gaming pro could only take down one opponent in this battle match.


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It seems like Call of Duty Warzone ended up being extremely overwhelming for the otherwise talented streamer. What are your thoughts after watching Imane struggling heavily in this battle royale from 2020? Let us know in the comments down below.

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Written by:

Mintu Tomar


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Mintu Tomar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. After completing his bachelor's in Philosophy, he has followed his passion for covering news as a budding journalist. He lives and breathes video games and is a die-hard Call of Duty fan.
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Gideon Mathson