“I Was Really Lonely” – Pokimane Reflects On Her Initial Struggles En Route to Becoming a Widely Popular Streamer

Published 01/11/2022, 1:46 PM EST


Pokimane, also known as Imane Anys, was recently banned from her favorite streaming platform, Twitch, due to a DMCA strike. However, the ban was not a lengthy one, with the award-winning star returning to streaming on January 10, 2022.

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In her latest 12-hour stream, Pokimane featured a variety of content ranging from playing video games like Valorant and addressing the controversy revolving around the ban. Interestingly, apart from this, she also talked about streaming helped her cope with various difficulties in her personal life. And said, “I used streaming to like fill the hole in my heart and in my life”. Continue reading to know everything the Twitch streamer had to say about this.

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Pokimane reveals what 12-hour streams remind her of

The 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 featured honoree starts off by talking about her initial streaming days when she was in University. She divides her streaming career in three phases; the start, the decision to go full time, and after becoming a full-time streamer.

She explains how longer streams remind her of the time in between the three phrases. She stated“So that middle period… I guess that’s what it reminds me of, like it’s very nostalgic, is especially like my first..mainly my second year of university. I was like 20-21.”

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Going in-depth about more details about the nostalgia related to the longer streamers, Pokimane says, “I think what long streams especially make me feel nostalgic of is… it was weird, I feel like back then I was really lonely. And I used streaming to like fill the hole in my heart and in my life.”

Interestingly, she also revealed something rather unbelievable. To her fans’ surprise, she explains how she would write the name of her subscribers on her dorm room wall. Thankfully for the Twitch streamer and her millions of fans, everything “worked really well”.

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Tanay Grover

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Tanay Grover, an eSports writer for EssentiallySports, is currently pursuing a degree in technology. Before finding his way into the world of eSports, he worked on Social Media management. An enthusiastic soccer player who never played any other game except FIFA, he found his calling when he started playing Valorant and Pokemon GO.

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