Pokimane passes 6million followers on Twitch

Pokimane is the most popular streamers ever and is ranked sixth overall

Twitch streamer Pokimane has surpassed 6million followers on the platform, solidifying herself as Twitch’s most popular female streamer.

Pokimane – real name Imane Anys – is currently the sixth most-followed streamer on Twitch with 6.3million followers at time of writing. She follows closely behind Rubius and Myth, who have just under and just over seven million followers, respectively.

There’s then a considerable gap to the top three, with Shroud clearing eight million, Tfue at around nine million and the most-followed streamer Ninja boasting a truly impressive 16 million followers.

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While some streamers specialise in certain games (Ninja became famous through Fortnite, while Shroud first started on CS:GO before jumping over to Valorant), Pokimane has always played a variety of games, from big hits to indie gems. This approach has allowed her to gain a wide range of followers, though recently she has turned her attention to viral sensation Among Us.

Pokimane even has fans in the US Congress: she was recently featured in an all-star Twitch streaming event, hosted by US House Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar. That stream peaked at 439,000 viewers, making it one of the 20 most-watched broadcasts on the platform.

Pokimane also recently capped her donations at $5, saying anything higher was “unnecessary” and asking fans to send their donations to smaller streamers instead. Pokimane thanked her fans for helping her reach a position of financial security, and has encouraged fans to give less money to the big streamers in general.

She recently signed an exclusivity deal with Twitch, which was estimated by Kotaku to be worth $4.5m, and as such now has an entirely self-sustaining channel, so is no longer reliant on donations.

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