Pokimane is leaving Twitch after years of streaming Fortnite, following in the footsteps of fellow online star Ninja.
In a video published on YouTubethe internet star explained his decision by saying that he no longer sees Twitch as a “creative outlet”.
Pokimone, whose real name is Imane Anis, said: “I hope this doesn’t come off as cocky, but now when I see something on Twitch, it feels like I’ve been there, done it.”
She went on to say that her decision also stems from feeling burned out in a “hyper-competitive industry.”
The Moroccan-Canadian streamer is known for sharing videos of herself playing games like Fortnite and League of Legends with her 9.2 million followers.
Anys only signed a contract with Twitch in February of this year, but has now announced that it is reducing its presence on the platform.
This comes after the world’s most popular streamer, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, announced his hiatus from the industry following a live stream meltdown.
During the stream, the opponent will “detach” from him, this is a mechanic that allows you to quickly avoid elimination.
After that, the ninja quit the game and went on a long rant in front of the audience about the unfairness of Fortnite.
When the broadcast ended, Ninja removed his Twitter profile picture and changed his name to “User Not Found.”
He then tweeted: “I just need a break… I don’t know when I’ll be back or where.”
The ninja lost his twitch a partnership that allows him to monetize his stream through subscriptions and bit donations.
It is not yet clear whether this conversation caused the loss of his partnership.
As some have pointed out, his contract with Twitch expired in August.
Ninja said on stream that the crack wasn’t the cause of his downfall, but it was the last straw for his stream Fortnite.
Twitch’s most popular competitor at the moment is YouTube Gaming, where people believe Ninja will be streaming after the break.
This is due to him tweeting “where”, suggesting he is considering other streaming options.
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