At first glance, everything seemed business as usual when Imane Anys, better known as Pokimane, started her livestream last night. Her bright room is tidy, her red and white spotted cat is lying on a small scratching post, Pokimane has headphones on and speaks to her viewers into a large microphone.
The 27-year-old is the most successful streamer in the world. She plays games like Fortnite , Valorant or Among Us while chatting with her viewers or fellow streamers. Pokimane is considered approachable, and in over ten years of streaming she has collected around 9.3 million followers on Twitch alone. As experienced as she is, she seemed so excited yesterday. “Is it online? Did I start it? Hiiii, aaaaah!” Pokimane squeaks into the microphone with a broad grin – for her it is a very special stream because it takes place in a new digital home, namely on YouTube .