Pokimane to start streaming on YouTube, Know more- Popular Twitch streamer Pokimane announced she is moving on from the platform after cryptically tweeting she would go live on YouTube on February 1st. In a recent stream, Pokimane explained she no longer wants to be exclusively tied to any single streaming service.
Pokimane had been with Twitch for years but revealed she chose not to re-sign months ago. She cited Twitch’s “regressive” changes and “messy behavior” as reasons she’s lost enthusiasm for streaming there full-time.
Pokimane to start streaming on YouTube, Know more
The former Twitch star also criticized issues with Twitch’s partnership program and ban process. She believes the platform is too slow to fix evident mistakes.
let’s explore something new together..
no strings attached 🙂
first ever youtube stream tomorrow, feb 1st at 12PM PST
see you there 🏻 pic.twitter.com/IjHULSODVy
— pokimane (@pokimanelol) January 31, 2024
“So moving forward, I’m going to try streaming on other platforms. How exciting. I’m going to try streaming on YouTube and TikTok and Instagram, and now I’m just going to have fun,” she admitted. “I just want to be able to partake in different platforms and things either as I see fit or as I find excitement in doing it.”
With her Twitch contract expiring, Pokimane wants the freedom to explore streaming on multiple platforms. She plans to start streaming on YouTube, TikTok, Instagram and see where she finds the most excitement.
Pokimane stressed she is done being emotionally invested in Twitch’s ongoing changes. And she no longer wants to devote all her energy to a single platform through an exclusive deal.
After her cryptic January 30th tweet about going live on YouTube February 1st, speculation swirled she signed an exclusive deal with Kick. But Pokimane confirmed she deliberately let her Twitch contract expire so she would have no strings attached.
The popular creator wants the flexibility to partake in different streaming platforms as she sees fit going forward. She emphasized the importance of having fun and following her passion instead of being tied down.
Pokimane cutting ties with Twitch represents a major shift for one of the platform’s most high-profile stars. Fans are eager to witness new content across different platforms.