In the world of streaming, monetary support via donations and subscriptions can be the difference-maker for a small broadcaster looking to kick start their career.
For big streamers, like Imane "Pokimane" Anys, the influx of subs and donations is constant every time they turn their stream on, which is why many of them decide to go on a gifting spree by helping up and comer content creators on platforms like Twitch.
Now, the 24-year-old has decided to go a step beyond by announcing a rather unprecedented move, likely hindering the revenue she'll be making from donations moving forward: she's placing a donation cap in place.
Pokimane reveals Twitch donation cap
Announced via Twitter, Pokimane revealed that, in collaboration with Streamlabs, the platform used by the majority of the streaming community as the direct avenue to allow viewers to show their support monetarily, she has opted for this dono cap after admitting she's in a position of privilege in the streaming world.
worked with @streamlabs to create a donation cap of $5 for my channel!— pokimane (@pokimanelol) November 2, 2020
Thank you for supporting me to the point where I consider anything more than that unnecessary. To anyone that was more generous- please support growing channels, charities, and treat yourselves.❤️😊 pic.twitter.com/QhrusbDFxD
"Thank you for supporting me to the point where I consider anything more than that unnecessary. To anyone that was more generous- please support growing channels, charities, and treat yourselves," she mentioned.
The tweet also shows a picture of this cap in action, something donors will see moving forward whenever they wish to support Pokimane on her Twitch channel.
This decision follows the comments Pokimane made weeks ago, where she pleaded to her fans to "stop giving people who got money free sh*t," comments that saw the streamer get showered with criticisms, with many calling her a hypocrite considering her line of work.
Now, it's clear Pokimane has put money (or taken, in this case) where her mouth is, a decision that small content creators will appreciate.
Will any other big streamers follow suit? Only time will tell.