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Pokimane’s Twitch contract runs out, will she head to YouTube?

By Olivia Richman


Jan 31, 2022

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Imane “Pokimane” Anys has teased that a “new chapter” is coming after confirming that her contract with Twitch is ending.

On January 31, Pokimane tweeted that her Twitch contract has ended after “a wild two years.” In the same tweet, Pokimane added that she would be back on February 8, a week from now, for the “next chapter.”

Pokimane didn’t explain what the next chapter was for her, however, leaving many to wonder if she planned to leave Twitch or if she had big plans for her next stream. This comes as many prominent streamers are heading away from the platform.

Pokimane heading to YouTube after Twitch deal ends?

Pokimane’s two-year contract with Twitch expired on January 31, 2022 and a move to YouTube is possible despite past criticisms of the platform.

Pokimane has had a successful career on Twitch by any measure. She currently has over 8.9 million followers on the streaming platform, making her one of the biggest female streamers on the platform.

So will Pokimane leave Twitch due to the contract coming to an end?

Many fans are already speculating what’s next for Pokimane but most believe that she is sticking to Twitch. It’s been a successful platform for the popular streamer. But some wondered if Pokimane would join other big names by swapping to YouTube, joining the likes of Ludwig “Ludwig” Ahgren and Rachell “Valkyrae” Hofstetter.

But when YouTubers called out Twitch for not caring about their creators, Pokimane came to the platform’s defense, noting how many content creators are on Twitch compared to YouTube. She also has had personal issues with her own YouTube account, showing charts of her videos suddenly declining in viewership.

Pokimane standing up for Twitch does not mean she isn’t open to a hefty YouTube contract but so far there has been no official word from the streamer on what she is going to do going forward. Many of Twitch’s top streamers have recently left for YouTube and it’s still possible that Pokimane could do the same.

Pokimane recently dealt with a wave of harassment stemming from a series of hate raids. She was also banned for the first time ever after showing episodes of Avatar: The Last Airbender. But her overall career on Twitch has been a positive one, so fans will have to wait and see what she has in store.


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