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Twitch Superstar Pokimane Is Stepping Back From OfflineTV

Twitch star Pokimane is stepping back from OTV, seeking personal growth while maintaining connections with the group.
Twitch Superstar Pokimane Is Stepping Back From OfflineTV

In an emotional live stream, Twitch streamer Imane "Pokimane" Anys recently spoke about stepping away from her role in the content creation collective, OfflineTV (OTV). While this latest news of Pokimane leaving OTV sent ripples through the streaming community, she assured fans that this is not the end of her relationship with the entertainment powerhouse.

OTV has been a cornerstone in the streaming world, having gathered together some of the most popular names in gaming and content creation since its formation in 2017, including LilyPichu, Disguised Toast, and others. Among these, Pokimane has been a standout founding member alongside Scarra and Chris Chan.

Known for her vibrant personality and engaging streams, Pokimane has played a significant role in OTV's rise to fame. However, in a live stream on 20 May 2023, Pokimane opened up about her new direction with the group.

Instead of maintaining her role as a full-time member, Pokimane explained that she plans to become part of the "and friends" category of "OfflineTV and Friends." The Twitch star said that her graduation from OTV would provide her the flexibility to explore her personal and professional life more independently. However, Pokimane assured fans she would remain part of the OTV family.

"For me to be able to dabble in different things and continue to evolve and explore in my career and in my personal life, I've found it really hard to do that and attend all of the OTV things," Pokimane said. The Twitch star continued to highlight the struggles she faced by juggling her commitments to emphasize her point.

While Pokimane's announcement might come as a shock to many, the streamer assured fans that her bond with OTV remains strong. "I feel like I'll always be a part of the OTV family," she affirmed, underlining her ongoing relationship with the collective despite her step back from full-time involvement.

In true OTV fashion, the group enacted a heartwarming play for her sendoff, reenacting Pokimane's early life and journey to Twitch stardom. The group later elaborated on what it meant to "graduate from OTV" and what Pokimane's departure meant for OTV moving forward. In short, everything will remain the same, albeit with less frequent appearances by the Canadian-Moroccan. "This is definitely not the last you will see of her," a group said on Twitter.

Regardless, this latest move by Pokimane marks a significant moment in her career and the dynamics of OTV. As one of the most recognizable faces in the group, Pokimane's change in commitment raises questions about the future direction of OTV. Yet, it also presents an exciting new phase for Pokimane as she embarks on this new journey.

As Pokimane carves out her new path, it will be interesting to see how this change shapes her content and influences the OTV landscape. With her assured passion and drive, fans can look forward to an exciting evolution in Pokimane's upcoming ventures, including an exciting new project she plans to launch sometime next year.

You can watch the full Pokimane sendoff skit by OTV in the video below.