Pokimane gambling

Kick admits it wanted to work with Twitch star Pokimane

By Olivia Richman


Jun 26, 2023

Reading time: 2 min

Imane “Pokimane” Anys has been adamant about her decision not to stream on Kick, but this hasn’t stopped the streaming platform from trying to work with her.

Pokimane has made it clear that she’s not interested in streaming for controversial Twitch competitor Kick. The platform is known for its generous subscriber revenue split and lack of regulations regarding gambling and adult material. While that was appealing to streamers like Adin Ross, Felix “xQc” Lengyel, and Kaitlyn “Amouranth” Siragusa, it’s the exact reason Pokimane has spoken out against the platform.

“It’s not because I’ve got $10 million. It’s just because I am good as I am. Why would I compromise my morals and ethics for more money when I have money? Something about that is so cringe to me personally,” Pokimane said at the time.

Pokimane xQc

This statement received a lot of backlash from xQc and the streaming community at large, with many accusing Pokimane of being passive-aggressive and “self-righteous.” Amouranth even felt Pokimane was trying to get “clout” for her hot take. But the wholesome streamer has been pretty vocal about her disdain of gambling for a while now, so it only makes sense she wouldn’t want to stream for a platform owned by online gambling companies.

However, Kick recently revealed that it wanted to work with Pokimane.

Pokimane supposedly turned down Kick offer

In the Gamer Update podcast, a Kick representative was asked which streamer they wanted to work with that didn’t pan out. They admitted that they reached out to Pokimane and “really wanted to work with” her.

“I don’t think she wants to work with us, actually,” he added. “We’ll see if that changes.”

Esports reporter Jake Lucky responded with complete shock due to Pokimane’s harsh criticism of the platform. For now, Pokimane will most likely be sticking with Twitch due to her unwavering morals. But only time will tell what will happen in the future as streamers become more and more fed up with Twitch’s policies and decisions.