Pokimane Tackles Toxicity with a Hilarious Twist

Published 02/11/2021, 4:53 AM EST


Female streamers have to go through a lot of toxicity in Twitch chats. Their fans keep the chat mods on their toes to hand bans and timeouts every time someone misbehaves. Imane “Pokimane” Anys is one of the streamers who are at the receiving end of this toxicity.

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Before Valkyrae’s rise to the top, Poki was the biggest female streamer online. She loves to play games on Twitch, including League of Legends. However, she became even more popular following her participation in Among Us streams and the OTV Rust reboot. Many new people joined in to watch her streams, and naturally, many misbehaved, resulting in bans.

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Pokimane decided to review some of these bans and uploaded a video reacting to the unban requests. While most of these were extremely harsh, Poki gave them a hilarious twist and even made an animated sketch out of one of these.

Pokimane plays Twitch unban request bingo

Heading into the requests, Poki pulled out a Twitch unban request bingo, which her friend and another popular streamer Ludwig had suggested. These kinds of bingos became extremely popular during the pandemic. Poki had to cross out all the generic reasons fan give in their unban request.

The most common excuses in the bingo were “it was my brother” or “I am a reformed person now.” Poki crossed out half the list, going through only a couple of requests. She had a policy of giving people second chances. Therefore, Pokimane unbanned a lot of people who said sorry and weren’t as toxic.

Some of these were extremely hilarious, which had her in splits. One person requested the mods to “band” him, which they did. In his unban request, the person said, “Didn’t think would really get band.” 

ALSO READ: WATCH: Mizkif Bans Pokimane From His Stream for This Bizarre Reason

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Poki forgives fan whose brother locked him out

One of the popular excuses was that people’s brothers typed toxic messages in the chat, earning them a ban. One person went a step ahead, saying his brother locked him out of his room and took over his laptop. Pokimane saw this as a great opportunity for humor.

She prepared a little animated clip narrating the incident about how the story would have taken place. Poki got emotional and unbanned the person, giving him a second chance.

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It looked like the streamer had a lot of fun doing this activity and promised that there will be more such videos in the future.

ALSO READ: Pokimane Shifts Gear in Her Career By Unveiling New Passion Project ‘Imane’ on YouTube

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Shwetang Parthsarthy

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Shwetang Parthsarthy is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. His love for arguments and games has led him down two paths: being a law student and writing about the world of gaming since 2017. What started as a teenage hobby in the relatively small mobile gaming world with FPS games like Critical Ops and Call of Duty: Mobile, has grown into a professional pursuit with EssentiallySports.

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