Pokimane Explains Why She Does Not Want to Join Any "Teams"

Abhimannu Das
29/Apr/2021 12:25 pm

Pokimane revealed that she does not want to join any teams despite receiving multiple offers.
She feels that it would affect her ability to speak freely and hence she wants to stick with OfflineTV.
The popular streamer is one of the founding members of OfflineTV and wants to continue building the organization.

Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys is the most followed female Twitch streamer and like most other big content creators who are partnered with teams, she has received offers to join one. However, Pokimane does not want to join a team anytime soon as revealed by her in a recent Twitch stream. With over 7.7 million followers on Twitch and 6.6 million subscribers on YouTube, the content creator wants to stay with OfflineTV for the foreseeable future. Here are Pokimane’s thoughts on why she does not want to join any esports teams anytime soon. 

PokimanePokimane stated that working with an organization can feel restrictive and affects one’s ability to speak freely
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Why Does Pokimane Not Want to Join an Esports Organizations

Pokimane claimed in a recent stream that she has received multiple offers from teams but has turned them down. She is currently a part of OfflineTV and wants to continue building the organization which she co-founded. Pokimane founded OfflineTV along with Scarra, Chris Chan, and Based Yoona. The organization has grown over time and has seen major content creators like Disguised Toast and Michael Reeves join. 

Pokimane shared her thoughts on why she does not want to join a team stating:

"For years and years and years, I've been offered plenty of times by plenty of teams. But I am in OTV, we created Offline TV and I feel like if I joined a team it kind of dilutes my brand and it dilutes the OTV brand. It is just a lot of deliverable and I'd feel like I am spreading myself too thin. I'd rather if I am going to devote myself to something, do it 100%. Whereas if I am a little bit OTV and a little bit whatever org, a little bit this and a little bit that, it's like you are not fully anything.

Also, luckily I am at the point of my career where there isn't much that an org can bring to me that I can't do for myself."

She also shared her future plans with OfflineTV when asked if she wants to work on spinoff content houses and expand the brand. She stated that the OfflineTV team has considered opening up branches in Texas and Canada but there is no structure currently and it provides no benefit to the members. She said, 

“OfflineTV is not an esports organization, it is the brand with members who work as themselves.”

She also talked about how working with a team can feel restrictive and could affects her ability to speak freely. 

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Abhimannu Das is a part of the content team at AFK Gaming and a lifelong obsessive gamer. He is covering content on esports titles like VALORANT, CS: GO, Call of Duty, Fortnite, PUBG and more. He also writes opinion pieces, cover stories and conducts interviews with esports professionals.