Pokimane has opened up about one huge reason why she regrets her successful Twitch streaming career.
Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys is one of the biggest streamers on Twitch, clocking in as one of the most watched women on the platform. She started streaming at the age of 17, building up a significant audience around League of Legends. Since then, she’s gone from strength to strength, even opening up her own business outside of streaming.
However, the internet star has recently opened up about why she actually regrets dedicating the last eight years of her life to live streaming. On one of her streams, Pokimane began discussing her thoughts and feelings surrounding the pandemic and her age. “For anyone else in your 20s, did you come out of the pandemic and Covid feeling like two years of my life – like, fun part of my life – were just stolen?,” she says.
She then relates this to her experience of what it’s been like to stream for the last eight years of her life. “I grew up streaming and I never really allowed myself to have a normal life. So it just felt like one day I woke up and it was like ‘Boom, you’re 25, and you feel like you haven’t lived life at all’. And that was really difficult,” Pokimane says.
Streamers are opening up about their mental health
You can watch her full conversation in the livestream VOD below. The segment begins at 1:24:20.
Pokimane has opened up about her troubled relationship with streaming before. Last year, she discussed how she felt like she needed to take a break from Twitch due to intense burnout. She warns fans that she’s likely to take more breaks for her mental health in 2022 as she lives more of her life off-stream.
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[Featured Image Credit: Pokimane]