NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 15: Pokimane accepts the award for Twitch Streamer of the Year onstage during the 10th Annual Shorty Awards at PlayStation Theater on April 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Shorty Awards)

Pokimane has seen a lot of headlines about her this year, and some of that comes from just being one of the largest female streamers on the Twitch platform. But a lot of it has also revolved around drama between her and professional no chin troll Leafy, who pointed out that she has a fairly robust subscriber base that not only paid to subscribe to her but also gave her tons and tons of money in donations. But, yesterday, Pokimane surprised the norm and set a $5 donation cap on her Twitch channel, which probably came after she made a statement like this late last month:

I’ll be honest, y’all need to stop giving people who got money free s**t.



And now we have the reactions of some of the larger streamers in the community. Former Overwatch pro xQc thinks that setting this limit, while in theory is good, will now be a cudgel used against other popular streamers who don’t institute the same limit on donations.

And professional rage machine Tyler1 is appearing to want to follow in Poki’s footsteps as well, and it is all because he doesn’t want to appear fake on stream anymore. This was all prompted after somebody donated $100 on stream to him, and he reacted pretty underwhelmingly.

We will see soon if these big-name streamers actually do start setting donation limits as Pokimane did, and if they do, will that affect them as much as it possibly could. Do you think streamers should have a max donation limit? Let us know your opinion on Twitter @CheckpointXP.


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Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images for Shorty Awards