Pokimane(Imane Anys) is a popular video game streamer and internet celebrity. She first came into prominence when she started streaming video game-related content on Twitch. With more than a million followers, she continues to stream her videos on Twitch. She owns three YouTube channels. While she posts vlogs and other entertaining videos on her self-titled channel, she created her secondary YouTube channel to post autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) videos. She also has a third YouTube channel, which is predominantly aimed at her Chinese viewers. Pokimane is one of the important members of ‘Offline TV,’ which is a collaborative YouTube channel. She is also famous on other popular social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Early Life & Career
Pokimane was born Imane Anys on May 14, 1996, in Morocco. She started playing video games right from her childhood and fell in love with a game called ‘League of Legends’ very early in her life.
She later moved to Los Angeles and started streaming videos related to various video games on her Twitch channel. She soon started gathering followers and subscribers, which gave her the confidence to explore other social media platforms.
In February 2013, she created a YouTube channel and started posting videos. She then renamed her channel and began posting ASMR videos, as per her fans’ requests. She currently posts only ASMR-related videos on the channel, which has more than 293,000 subscribers and over 30 million views.
Thereafter, she created her Twitter account in December 2013, and started sharing random thoughts and messages. Since already had a YouTube channel, it didn’t take her long to establish herself on Twitter. She currently has more than 357,000 followers on Twitter.
Pokimane created her second YouTube channel in March 2014, which would eventually become her primary channel. She posts vlogs, challenges, video game-related content, and other entertaining videos on this channel. The channel currently has more than 1.3 million subscribers.
Some of the most viewed videos on this channel include ‘Poki vs Faker Mid Lane,’ ‘I Can't Believe I Agreed to This,’ ‘Tsm Myth Makes Poki Cry,’ ‘500k Spicy Ramen Challenge Q&A,’ and ‘He Keeps Calling Me What?’
On July 3, 2017, Pokimane became a part of ‘Offline TV,’ a collaborative YouTube channel, featuring many YouTubers and internet celebrities. Pokimane often appears on this channel and is currently one of the most important members of ‘Offline TV.’
She created another YouTube channel in January 2018, and started posting videos exclusively for her Chinese viewers. Her Chinese YouTube channel currently has more than 6,000 subscribers.
Pokimane is also extremely popular on Instagram, where she has more than 790,000 followers. She also has an official Facebook page, which she uses to interact with her fans and followers.
Pokimane owns an online store in association with ‘Meta Threads.’ Her online store sells clothing for both men and women at reasonable prices. She often doubles up as a model for her clothing brand and can be seen posing for products like T-shirts and sweaters.
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Imane is a huge fan of the popular animated series ‘Pokemon’ and hence chose ‘Pokimane’ as her pseudonym. She even posted a video explaining the meaning and origin of her pseudonym. She is also a fan of anime, and many of her YouTube videos are based on anime and its characters.
She can speak French, English, and Moroccan Darija fluently. She is of mixed origin and shares a special bond with China. She loves Asia so much so that she wants to live in Japan in near future.