Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys, one of the most popular female streamers in the content creation industry, and certainly the top on the Twitch streaming platform, agrees with fellow Twitch streamer Mizkif who claims that women have an easier time breaking into the Twitch platform.
Mizkif made the comments, which sparked a lot of debate, during a live stream back on March 5th; “It is way easier for women to get to that 100, 200, or even 300 viewer count point” he said at the time. “Women have it so much easier than men, and it’s just the truth”
He later added that women have a harder time surpassing 600-1,000 viewers, saying that they are “hard capped” where men on the platform have an “infinite ceiling”.
Pokimane recent spoke about his comments, and agreed with what he said.
“I would say, from what I’ve seen, I don’t think he’s wrong” she said (h/t Dexerto). “When you have 100 viewers or less, there are so many channels that, when you’re a girl, you stand out because there’s just less girls than guys on this platform.”
“At the end of the day, Twitch has been and continues to be a male-dominated field, and when it comes to content, it tends to be easier to watch people you relate to” Pokimane continued. “Until there’s more of an even demographic on Twitch, you’re still going to have these issues.”