Pokimane Faces Community Backlash For Capping Her Donations

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November 3, 2020 10:18 pm

Popular Twitch streamer Pokimane is grabbing the limelight again with a surprise move. She tweeted today that she is going to set a custom cap on her live stream donations. If she does, viewers will be able to donate a minimum of $2 or a maximum of $5 to her stream. She is partnering with Streamlabs in this move.

“Support growing channels”- Pokimane

Pokimane stated that she is grateful to her viewers but wants them to support other growing channels.

Thank you for supporting me to the point where I consider anything more than that unnecessary. To anyone that was more generous- please support growing channels, charities, and treat yourselves.

While in hindsight this seems like a respectable move, many of her viewers don’t believe so. It is almost given that every good action will receive a negative backlash on the internet. pokimane’s announcement was no different as many put forth their suspicions regarding the move.

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Check out some tweets that came as a reaction to this move.

Probably the most popular streamer on Twitch right now, xQc, also had valuable comments on the development.

Every time one creator does something good, for some reason.. Everybody, instead of saying “oh that’s good” they say “holy shit all the other ones not doing it, they’re bad” – and that’s a really odd way of thinking.”

Nonetheless, there was an overwhelmingly positive response to Pokimane’s announcement.

The streamer has repeatedly been accused of taking advantage of her male viewers, but this move points towards the opposite. Further to that, she is currently the 6th biggest streamer on the platform. Therefore, this move signifies her growth more than anything. She also has recently come off her break from Twitch, and it is great to see her return on a positive note.

Avhinandan Chakraborty

Avhinandan Chakraborty is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports. He started gaming at an early age only to be told by his parents that he would ruin his eyesight and studies if he persisted. Now, he has a ruined eyesight as foretold but manages to write about games better than he can play them.

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