Pokimane is Possibly Leaving Twitch After a Decade on the Platform
There's no doubt that Pokimane has long been one of the biggest figures in live streaming and has established herself as a star on the streaming platform Twitch. However, the streaming community has been left on the edge of their seats after Imane "Pokimane" Anys revealed that her time on Twitch is coming to an end.
Pokimane Reveals Her Twitch Departure
Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys is one of the most followed streamers on Twitch and the most followed female streamer. She has become synonymous with Twitch and was even the face of the streaming platform's mobile application on the Apple App Store. Although Pokimane has remained loyal to Twitch throughout the years, things are changing soon.
On 30th January 2024, Pokimane revealed on X that it was "the end of an era." After a decade of streaming on Twitch, Pokimane said, "time to say thank you" for memories of playing games such as League of Legends, Fortnite, and Among Us on Twitch. Naturally, this "end of an era" suggests that the streamer is leaving Twitch and switching to a rival platform.
Even Twitch's official X account confirmed that Pokimane was indeed leaving the streaming platform: "What an incredible journey it's been. We're so proud of everything you've accomplished and what's ahead in the future. You'll always have a home on Twitch, Poki."
Nevertheless, the X post is still cryptic for us to be certain about Pokimane's future. Although she's definitely leaving Twitch, it will be interesting to wait and see where Pokimane lands.
Where Is Pokimane Going After Leaving Twitch?
Although it's confirmed that Pokimane is leaving Twitch, no announcements have been made about where she plans to stream next. However, the star streamer does have a few options available to her.
It's a possibility that Pokimane might just switch to rival platform YouTube, although YouTube has shied away from handing out big competing contracts to large Twitch streamers. While we've seen a lot of streamers, such as xQc, and Trainwreckstv migrate to Kick, Pokimane has been against gambling and other controversial activities that are allowed on Kick. It's most likely not where she'll end up, although she could be convinced with a big contract.
In 2022, Pokimane told fans that she wanted to move away from full-time streaming and get into other forms of content creation, including TikTok and vlogs. Pokimane will share more details about her future and big changes on an episode of her 'Don't Tell Anyone' podcast on 31st January 2024.