Pokimane had a surprising agreement with his influencer Mizkif, who specifically argued that female Twitch streamers have “easier” to break 100-200 viewers than males on the platform.
Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys is the most followed woman on Twitch.
She is also the only woman in Twitch’s 20 Most Followed Broadcasters.
It’s no secret that Twitch is a male-dominated platform – but streamer Mizkif argued that women who broadcast on the site have an easier time breaking into the scene than their male counterparts.
“It’s much easier for women to reach the count of 100, 200 or even 300 viewers. Women have it so much easier than men, and it’s just the truth,” he said during a March 5 stream.
However, Mizkif also admitted that women have a harder time surpassing 600-1,000 viewers, claiming they are “hard limited” while men have an “infinite cap” on the platform.
Mizkif made these statements while watching one of Pokimane’s streams. Pokimane himself got involved in the matter a few days later and surprisingly found himself in agreement with Mizkif.
Pokimane agrees with Mizkif’s comments about women on Twitch
“I would say, from what I’ve seen, I don’t think he’s wrong,” she began. “If you have 100 viewers or less, there are so many channels that you stand out as a girl because there are just fewer girls than men on this platform.”
She also agreed with Mizkif’s claims that women on Twitch tend to suffer from a “glass ceiling,” arguing that breaking the 1,000 mark is difficult “unless you’re riding a wave for real.” popular game or unless you’ve been at it for years and years.”
“Ultimately, Twitch has been and still is a male-dominated field, and when it comes to content, it tends to be easier to watch people you have a relationship with,” she added. “Until there’s a more balanced demographic on Twitch, you’re still going to have these issues.”
However, she called Mizkif because he specifically said that “women have it a lot easier than men,” and claimed that he “likes to say divisive things” to “farm the incels a little.”
Pokimane is reacting to xQc’s take on Mizkif’s Twitch comments
Pokimane also shared her thoughts on xQc’s reaction to Mizkif. In particular, xQc claimed that women who “care about parasocial viewers” will eventually suffer lower views as those parasocial chatters who receive less attention as the streamer grows will eventually stop watching.
Anys argued that it wasn’t the streamers’ fault for this problem. Instead, she blamed the parasocial viewers, noting that all Twitch streamers in general tend to pay more attention to individual viewers when they start out on the platform.
“That’s what it’s like when you start streaming,” she said. “If you only have 10 viewers, you give those 10 people a lot of attention, right?”
“However, if guys are watching a girl and she becomes more popular, some of them will be bitter that they’re not getting the same attention.”
This news follows Pokimane’s recent re-signing to Twitch amid the mass exodus of streamers leaving the purple platform for YouTube.
https://www.dexerto.com/entertainment/pokimane-backs-up-mizkifs-claim-women-can-get-started-on-twitch-easier-1780084/ Pokimane confirms Mizkif’s claim that it’s “easier” for women to start on Twitch