Amouranth becomes Twitch’s top female streamer, beats Pokimane

By Olivia Richman

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Apr 4, 2021

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Controversial female streamer Kaitlyn “Amouranth” Siragusa has become the top female streamer on Twitch, beating Imane “Pokimane” Anys as the most-watched woman on the streaming platform. 

Pokimane was surpassed by Rachell “Valkyrae” Hofstetter for title of most-watched streamer in January. But Valkyrae is on YouTube. Beating Pokimane on Twitch is a much more difficult feat. Pokimane has over 7.5 million followers on Twitch, with fans consistently watching her play Valorant and Among Us. Even though Amouranth only has 2.3 million followers on the same platform, she was able to become the most-watched female streamer on Twitch. How did she do it? 

Amouranth uses hot tub streams to become top female Twitch streamer

Recently, Amouranth has been making waves in the Twitch community for her hot tub streams. The cosplayer and OnlyFans model recently set up a blow-up hot tub inside her home to live stream as she lounges inside it. Besides her wearing a bikini in an indoor hot tub, Amouranth’s streams haven’t changed too much. She’s still in the Just Chatting section, interacting with her followers. 

This seemingly small change to her streams has made a big impact. Amouranth was able to accumulate 1.8 million watch hours in March alone. Pokimane had 1.77 million that month, meaning she was behind by about 13,000 hours. Pokimane’s time spent streaming was about half of Amouranth’s last month, but Amouranth’s rise to the top is still impressive. 

One of the most impressive aspects might be that Amouranth has avoided being banned. The sensual streamer has been banned multiple times in the past for wardrobe malfunctions, revealing outfits, and other things that break Twitch’s Community Guidelines. Despite all of the heavily sexual content, Amouranth has remained quite safe from long-lasting Twitch bans, which has some in the streaming community questioning the platform’s integrity. 

Is Amouranth allowed to do hot tub streams on Twitch? 

Even though Twitch has deemed Amouranth’s hot tub streams to be appropriate for the platform and thus allowed, some people in the streaming community have become frustrated with her sexually charged content gaining such prominence on Twitch. This is mostly because other female streamers have been banned for similarly sexual content, including indiefoxx, a fellow OnlyFans model who was banned for wearing an allegedly see-through bathing suit in a hot tub. 

Male streamers have been punished by Twitch for far less than Amouranth, in many fans’ opinions. This includes Sebastian “Forsen” Fors getting a month-long ban for accidentally opening up a clip that showed a horse penis. It seems to these critics as though Twitch employees are more lenient with Amouranth for some reason. 

Of course, this controversy isn’t phasing Amouranth at all. The hot tub streams have become a huge success for the Just Chatting champion.

While Amouranth has been getting more and more views for her hot tub stream, female streamers have been getting more views this year in general. Top female streamers are still behind the top male streamers on Twitch, but the gap is beginning to close.