Pokimane Implements $5 Cap on Tips, Urges Fans to Support Others

Pokimane wants fans to support others.

November 4, 2020

Twitch streamer, Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys, has announced that she has now issued a data cap of $5 on her channel, meaning that those wanting to donate more than that will be unable to. According to the streamer, she says that anything over $5 is “unnecessary”. She made the announcement on November 2, 2020, and says that she worked with Streamlabs to implement the cap.

Pokimane, who has over 6.2 million followers on Twitch and earlier this year announced a Twitch Exclusivity deal, has worked with Streamlabs to introduce a maximum amount that viewers can tip directly to the streamer on her Streamlabs tip page. She encouraged fans in her tweet to “please support growing channels, charities, and treat yourselves.”

Last month, she made the news after telling her Twitch audience “Ya’ll need to stop giving people who got money free shit. Like influencers, actors, people you recognize.”  She added “You should say, “Hey, I’m a really big fan!” and ask them to tip you extra. Okay?”.

This move appears to only be through using her Streamlabs tip feature which doesn’t appear to be linked or visible on her Twitch channels About page. However, despite limiting the maximum donation to $5, those looking to subscribe to her Twitch channel can still subscribe with a Tier 1 subscription for GBP £4.99 through to a Tier 3 subscription for £24.99 a month. Benefits for the Tier 3 subscription includes benefits from the lower tiers, some emotes, and badges, and more perks.

Pokimane joined New York state representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in an Among Us stream last month and has even got her own Fortnite dance in Epic Games’ Battle Royale. What are your thoughts on this move to offer fans the incentive to go and support others?

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