SPECIFICATIONS surrounding streamer Pokimane’s future took another turn after it was revealed that her Twitch contract had ended.
Fans believe her decision not to renew her two-year contract was made amid threats of ongoing legal action.
Pokimane leaving Twitch?
On January 31, 2022, Pokimane confirmed that her Twitch contract has ended.
She made the announcement on a live stream, where she shared thoughts on “two wild years” with “so many ups and downs, so many memories, and so many friends”.
The Moroccan-Canadian streamer later doubled down on the news – confirming in a tweet that she would be a free agent for the first time since March 2020.
However, she added that “she will be meeting everyone on February 8th for the next chapter” – signaling rumors that she could be set to join another platform like Facebook Gaming or YouTube. .
Why did Pokimane’s Twitch contract end?
The reason behind Pokimane’s departure is still unclear, but many fans have speculated that her contract ended after a series of controversial incidents.
She is said to have called Ninja out (via @JakeSucky) for helping Jidion attempt to evade the ban he received from the platform.
She said: “I wonder if Ninja would say ‘b*tches’ or if it was a major male streamer being hated on, but I digress.”
Ninja then texted Pokimane backstage, and his wife and manager, Jessica Blevins, also hinted that they would take legal action in the DM revealed by Poki.
She told the streamer that the couple is “looking into everything that defames the character” and is getting their legal team involved.
Blevins continued: “You are lying to tens of thousands of people, before admitting that Ninja’s offer to help Jidion on stream is not genuine and he has never contacted his agent.
By February 2022, it was later reported that Pokimane could face court when YouTuber TheQuartering accused her of “bullying”.
It comes amid allegations that her legal team tried to shut down YouTube videos critical of her.
A representative for Pokimane alleged that his videos were not intended for fair use, but neglected to use YouTube’s systems and processes to remove them.
TheQuartering pointed out that if they go through the appropriate channels on the platform, they will have to “commit to court”.
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