Pokimane (Imane Anys) is an internet star and prominent video game streamer. She rose to notoriety after beginning to stream video game-related content on Twitch. She continues to stream her videos on Twitch, where she has over a million fans. She has three YouTube channels under her control. While she has a self-titled YouTube account where she posts vlogs and other fun videos, she also has a secondary YouTube channel where she broadcasts autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) recordings. She also has a third YouTube account dedicated primarily to her Chinese fans. Pokimane is a key member of the YouTube channel ‘Offline TV,’ which is a collaborative effort. She is also well-known on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Early Years & Professional Career
Pokimane was born Imane Anys in Morocco on May 14, 1996. She began playing video games as a child and quickly became enamored with a game called ‘League of Legends.’ She eventually relocated to Los Angeles and began broadcasting videos on video games on her Twitch account. She quickly gained a following and subscribers, giving her the courage to branch out to other social media platforms. She started uploading videos to her YouTube channel in February 2013. As a result, she rebranded her channel and began posting ASMR videos, as requested by her admirers. On her channel, which has over 293,000 subscribers and over 30 million views, she presently only posts ASMR-related videos.
After that, in December 2013, she launched a Twitter account and began expressing strange ideas and comments. She didn’t take long to establish herself on Twitter, as she already had a YouTube channel. On Twitter, she presently has over 357,000 followers. In March 2014, Pokimane launched her second YouTube channel, which would eventually become her primary channel. On this channel, she uploads vlogs, challenges, video game-related stuff, and other entertaining videos. More than 1.3 million people have subscribed to the channel. ‘Poki vs Faker Mid Lane,’ for example, is one of the most popular videos on this channel. ‘I Can’t Believe I Agreed to This,’ says the speaker. ‘The Tsm Myth Makes Poki Cry,’ says Poki. ‘Questions and Answers for the 500k Spicy Ramen Challenge,’ and ‘He Keeps Calling Me What?’ Pokimane joined ‘Offline TV,’ a joint YouTube channel with several YouTubers and internet personalities, on July 3, 2017. Pokimane is a frequent visitor to this channel and one of the most significant members of ‘Offline TV.’ She started releasing videos solely for her Chinese followers on a new YouTube channel she founded in January 2018. Her YouTube account in Chinese now has over 6,000 subscribers.
Pokimane also has a large following on Instagram, with over 790,000 followers. She also has a dedicated Facebook page where she interacts with her friends and followers. In collaboration with ‘Meta Threads,’ Pokimane runs an online store. Her internet business offers reasonably priced apparel for both men and women. She frequently doubles as a model for her clothing line, posing for items such as T-shirts and sweaters.
Personal Experiences of Pokimane
Imane is a major fan of the popular anime series ‘Pokemon,’ thus she went by the moniker ‘Pokimane.’ She even made a video explaining her pseudonym’s meaning and background. She enjoys anime as well, and many of her YouTube videos feature anime and its characters. She is fluent in French, English, and Moroccan Darija. She is of mixed ancestry and has a strong connection to China. She adores Asia and aspires to reside in Japan in the near future.