|Pokimane Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 3.75 in|
|Date of Birth||May 14, 1996|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Pokimane is a Moroccan social media influencer best known for her gaming vlogs. She has built a formidable reputation through her live stream video of talks, unboxings, and gaming vlogs consisting of several games such as League of Legends and Fortnite. Pokimane is also a popular YouTuber and has a self-titled YouTube channel to which she posts content such as comedy, pranks, challenges, reactions, lifestyle, and gaming vlogs. She has a huge social media fan base with more than 6.6 million subscribers on YouTube and more than 6 million followers on Instagram.
Pokimane, Pokimanelol, Amy, Poki
She divides her time between Los Angeles and Toronto.
Pokimane went to McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada to attain a degree in chemical engineering.
Social Media Influencer
- Siblings – She has a brother.
She is represented by United Talent Agency.
5 ft 3¾ in or 162 cm
53 kg or 117 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
She has dated –
- Fedmyster – She is very close to YouTuber Fedmyster. She has, however, said that she is not romantically linked to Fitz (aka Fedmyster).
- Hasan Piker – Rumor
- Kevin Kim (2021-Present) – Streamers Kevin and Pokimane have been featured together multiple times in the past on live streams. Pokimane has also neither confirmed nor declined her relationship with Kevin. Hence, it remains a rumor.
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (Arab and White)
She is of Moroccan and Canadian descent.
She has done endorsement work for many brands such as –
- Epic Games
- GEICO Gaming
Best Known For
- Having won the “Best Twitch Streamer of The Year” award at the Shorty Awards in 2017
- Posting pranks, challenges, features, and lifestyle videos on her YouTube account
- Her secondary YouTube channel to which she posts Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response videos
- Her presence on various social media platforms as she has more than 6 million followers on Instagram, more than 3.3 million followers on Twitter, more than 700k followers on Facebook, more than 7.7 million followers on Twitch, and more than 6.6 million subscribers on YouTube
First Web Show
She made her first web show appearance on YouTubers React in 2018.
Details about her workout routine are not known publicly but she has shared her interest in exercising, maintaining a healthy diet, and meditating.
Pokimane Favorite Things
- Food – Spaghetti
- Computer Games – The Legend of Zelda, Pokemon
- Number – 7
- Emote – Poki love, Globally, and Dance game
- Female Streamers – Nadia, Hafu, and Janet
- Male Streamers – Sneaky, Crimea, and Amaz Hearthstone
- She grew up in Morroco and later moved to Los Angeles.
- Her fictional name “Pokimane” comes from her obsession with the animated series, Pokémon.
- Pokimane started her Twitch account in 2012 and became an active user in 2017. She earned herself a position amongst the 100 most-followed people on Twitch in 2017.
- In 2013, she started an ASMR-only channel titled Poki ASMR to which she uploads content such as gaming, vlogs, meditative, and podcast videos.
- In 2017, she was awarded the title of “Best Twitch Streamer of The Year” at the Shorty Awards.
- She can speak French, English, and Moroccan Darija.
- In 2017, she along with 4 other YouTubers Scarra, Toast, Lily, and Fed, started their own YouTube channel called Offline TV in which they featured content on comedy, challenge, lifestyle, feature videos as they lived together.
- In 2017, she began sponsoring the gaming company called HyperX and later in mid-2018, she announced her partnership with GEICO.
- She was also one of 15 Twitch stars to become the brand ambassador for TwitchCon in 2018.
- In 2018, she was chosen amongst several other gamers to stream their gameplay of Fortnite at a pro-am event as a part of a sponsorship that was organized during the Electronic Entertainment Expo by Epic Games. During the event, an adult website reported that searches for Pokimane had increased by 70% while their overall traffic went down by 13.57%.
- In 2018, she was included amongst Digital Trends‘ “8 Fun Twitch streamers You Should Start Watching” list.
- As of 2018, Pokimane was ranked at #20 in the most followed Twitch users list.
- During Christmas 2020, Pokimane was buying and gifting her fans presents from their Amazon wishlists in an effort to spread a little Christmas cheer.
- In December 2020, she was locked out of her Twitter account for some time due to a DMCA strike for the tweets she sent in January 2020. In January, she had tweeted a TikTok video by Doja Cat in which she was seen dancing which caused the copyright violation.
- In January 2021, she announced that she had decided to quit OfflineTV’s Rust server.
- In January 2021, she had impressed chess grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura during an online session of chess on Twitch with him.
- In February 2021, Pokimane started a new YouTube channel titled Imane to upload non-gaming content like topic videos and vlogs.
- In March 2021, Pokimane had revealed that she was thinking of going back to OfflineTV house which she had left on June 19, 2020.
- In March 2021, Pokimane revealed that she had banned already over 10 million accounts from watching her stream and sending a chat message. Out of those 10 million, around 350,000 accounts were of real people.
- She was the second most-watched female streamer of March 2021 on Twitch. Amouranth was the first one.
- In April 2021, while live streaming, Pokimane revealed that in order to be a successful streamer, ‘perseverance’ is the key requirement.
- In April 2021, Pokimane announced that she never had and never would gamble on Twitch even if she receives a handsome amount of money.
- By April 2021, she had accumulated 5 million followers on TikTok.
- In April 2021, Pokimane revealed that she would never sign with an esports org because it would dilute her brand.
- In August 2021, Pokimane revealed that she felt burnt out after parallelly working on many Twitch projects.
- Pokimane had used AAVE (African American Vernacular English) in the title of the August 19, 2021, Twitch stream. She later apologized for the same to her fans.
- In August 2021, Pokimane revealed that her friendship with another Twitch streamer Dimitri ‘GreekGodx’ Antonatos had ended because he had blocked her on Twitter.
- In September 2021, Pokimane had hit the ‘Immortal’ after being diamond ranks (which is achieved by the top 1.5% of players) for 3 acts.
- In October 2021, Pokimane showed her new temporary tattoos on her entire sleeve while live streaming.
- On November 9, 2021’s Twitch stream, she debuted a new hairstyle – curly hair. Previously, she was seen with straight or wavy hair.
- In late 2019, she had hired a YouTube editor to manage her YouTube video uploads. She was so convinced by him that she continued paying him for 3 months @ $8,000 per month for almost no work done. He gave her like $200 worth of value. Ultimately, she learned a lesson not to trust anybody straightaway.
- In November 2021, Pokimane, in collaboration with American Video Game League, had launched a scholarship worth $100,000 (with both parties giving $50,000 each) to help 10 student gamers with their tuition.
- In January 2022, Imane Anys regretted spending her early 20s streaming as Pokimane. As she shared this, she was feeling lost after 8 years of Twitch streaming.
- On January 8, 2022, Pokimane was banned for 48 hours from Twitch in the middle of a 10-hour Avatar: The Last Airbender watch party.
- In January 2022, Pokimane was the victim of a “hate raid” from another Twitch streamer JiDion and this act of him got him banned (initially for 14 days and then permanently).
- On being asked about her perfect date by a fan in January 2022, Pokimane revealed that her ideal date is like eating spaghetti and meatballs (which would be delivered by a guy) from her favorite place while watching her favorite show all night.
- In early February 2022, Pokimane revealed that she was staying on Twitch as she had renewed her contract with Twitch which had ended on January 31, 2022. She also gave away 1 Tesla car to celebrate the moment.
- In March 2022, she was the only woman in Twitch’s top 20 most-followed broadcasters.
- In May 2022, she showed her newly dyed red-orange hair color.
- After the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling overturning Roe v Wade, Pokimane revealed that she was planning to shift back to Canada.
Featured Image by Pokimane / Instagram