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Pokimane opens up about big streamers playing Activision Blizzard games

Twitch megastar Imane "Pokimane" Anys made it clear that big streamers who are "financially well off" should not support Activision Blizzard amid the company's ongoing legal woes.
Pokimane opens up about big streamers playing Activision Blizzard games

Twitch megastar Imane "Pokimane" Anys opened up about her feelings regarding streamers who play Activision Blizzard games. Addressing the matter during a recent Twitch livestream, Pokimane encouraged streamers who are "financially well-off" not to play Activision Blizzard games, presumably as a protest against the mounting controversy embroiling the company.

Indeed, Activision Blizzard has had a rocky year and has been hit with several lawsuits,  which were ignited by an investigation by a California state department into the pervasive "fratboy work culture" and workplace discrimination and harassment at the company. Beyond this, many have also criticised the company's leadership, who has been implicated in prior incidents of harassment and abusive behaviour.

Pokimane wants big streamers not to play Activision Blizzard games

On 8th December, Pokimane responded to a Twitch user's comment, asking her what she thought about streamers who still stream Activision Blizzard games.

The Twitch star subsequently opened up about her feelings and explained that "well off" streamers shouldn't play Activision Blizzard game titles. "I think if you are a financially well-off streamer, you just f**king shouldn't," Pokimane said.

Pokimane continued, explaining, "However, I do understand that some people may be in a situation where their income is heavily based around a Blizzard game. But I think, in that case, they should still be extremely vocal about how they're against this if they are still going to play their games."

Pokimane says that big streamers should refrain from playing Activision Blizzard games
Pokimane says that big streamers should refrain from playing Activision Blizzard games. (Picture: Twitch / Pokimane)

More recently, reporter Jake Lucky revealed that a current Activision Blizzard employee named Christine went public about experiencing unwanted sexual advances, cube crawls and being invited to have casual sex with supervisors at the company.

Given this and Activision Blizzard's mounting legal battles and complaints, it's no surprise that Pokimane has distanced herself from the company and its games and has encouraged others to do the same.

 

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Featured image courtesy of Twitch / Pokimane & Activision Blizzard.