Who is League of Legends Twitch streamer Pokimane?
Born in an as of yet unspecified location in Morocco, on the 14th of May 1996, Pokimane is a 22-year-old Caucasian Twitch celebrity, gamer and YouTuber, perhaps best known for her numerous gameplay sessions on Twitch.tv, on which she plays mostly League of Legends but also Fortnite as of late. Other than that, her popularity comes from more than a few controversial encounters between her and other wildly popular Twitch streamers, such as Tyler1. She has been active in the sometimes lucrative streaming business for a few years, although her exact starting date is unknown.
There is no information regarding the identities of her parents, grandparents and any siblings, but it is known that she grew up in Morocco. Also, it is not yet specified by the star herself when she actually moved to another country, but she attended McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario Canada. Although she was doing well with her studies, with the intention of eventually majoring in chemical engineering, she ultimately gave up her education in her sophomore year. It is unknown when she first took an interest in gaming, but it is likely that she started taking it more seriously when she began playing League of Legends, as this is one of the first, if not the first, e-sports games of all time.
Her Real Identity
According to various accounts of active fans that follow her streams with utmost dedication, Pokimane’s real name is actually Imane, while she allegedly prefers to be called Amy. Also, it is likely that she obtained her first serious gaming gig only after moving to Canada, as high-end gaming gear is either extremely expensive or non-existent in Morocco.
While Pokimane owes most of her fame to her Twitch streaming, she has also managed to grab a good portion of it by posting videos on YouTube. One of her most popular YouTube videos is entitled “Stream Highlight With Corobizar and ImSoFresh”, which has currently attracted over 275,000 views, and with a glance at the Subscribe button on the right side, it is evident that Pokimane is incredibly popular on YouTube as well, with over 1.3 current subscribers. Also, the said video has 3,100 likes at the moment, however, the most popular video on her channel is entitled “POKI VS FAKER MID LANE!”, with 41,000 likes and almost 4.3 million views, where she gets to face-off against the world’s arguably best League of Legends player, the legend that took the name of the world-renowned SK Telecom into the super-stardom, Faker. Without a doubt, the greater number of viewers here came because of Faker’s name, and not Pokimane’s.
The Emotional Moment
On the 27th of March 2018, Pokimane was streaming in the Offline TV house, where she moved after obtaining a significant amount of fame, alongside many other gaming celebrities such as Disguised Toast, Fedmyster and Scarra. At some point in the stream, Pokimane finally obtained a million subscribers, which immediately placed her into one of the top 50 most popular Twitch TV channels of all time, now over 1.3 million. At the time she was busy on her phone, when her roommate Fedmyster walked in to surprise her with a large bouquet of red roses. Overcome by emotions, Pokimane began crying and talking through her tears, most of which was completely unintelligible in the video. However, the audience did catch a few words, specifically when she said she ‘feels so lucky’.
finally back 2 streaming & I’m streaming from home 😄 old set up n stuff ❤️
— pokimane (@pokimanelol) May 20, 2018
Whether trying to amuse her fans more or simply to seem better than she really is, Pokimane often gives false information during her streams. For example, she entitles her streams “Diamond Rank”, while in fact she is playing an unranked normal game, and she also cuts the broadcast shortly after the game finishes so that the audience can’t tell. Additionally, she claims to be an accomplished mid-laner, while in fact she mostly plays the support role. It is suspected that she has received various account boosts from super experienced players, such as Zippy Len. Also, in spite of the fact that she calls herself a diamond player, she shows no patience or tolerance that diamond players usually have, as she is generally the first person to begin talking negatively to her team, while she is in fact the one at fault.
Since female streamers are almost always subject to objectification by male fans, any information regarding her love life is perceived as highly sensitive content by her audience, which also contributes greatly to her popularity. Pokimane at some point dated Meteos, who is actually a professional gamer with a high paycheck, employed in the “Cloud-9” League of Legends pro team. The two eventually broke up, which preceded a wave of rumors and controversies regarding her actual relationship with one of the most popular League of Legends personalities, Bjergsen from “Team SoloMid”. However, the allegations are yet to be confirmed or denied by the celebrity herself. Lastly, various members of the League of Legends Twitch audience have speculated that she was ‘passed around’ between professional players for the sake of gaining additional popularity.
With the yung god, omg myth is sooo popular. Dwam ladies he kinda cute too, slide in his dms @tsm_myth
What is Pokimane’s Net Worth?
Have you ever wondered how rich Pokimane is, as of early 2018? According to various authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the current total of Pokimane’s accumulated wealth is close to $250,000, largely aided by her numerous successes in the streaming industry, while the greatest contribution is from her long-term presence on Twitch.tv. As her career continues to develop, the said amount can be expected to increase.
Concerning the physical attributes of the aspiring streamer, there is unfortunately very little information due to the nature of her profession, which leaves her vital statistics unknown to the public. However, various sources repute her height to be at 5ft 4ins (1.62m), while her weight is also not yet available.
Social Media Presence
Due to the major influence of social networks, it is nowadays a regular thing for active gamers to nourish a close and active relationship with their fans, for the sake of increasing the popularity of the games they’re playing, and thus their own net worth. Pokimane herself seems to be a major subscriber, if not the leading example of this trend, as she is quite ubiquitous on most social media networks. Her Facebook account currently enjoys over 143,000 followers, while her Twitter account boasts a significantly higher 370,000 followers, and her Instagram account is currently followed by an even higher 855,000. As for the social media networks that have contributed the most to her rise to fame, her YouTube channel has almost 1.4 million subscribers, while most importantly, her Twitch.tv channel has attracted over 32 million views.