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Imane 'Pokimane' Anys has been forced to address a small but toxic subset of Twitch viewers who claim she did nothing to earn her latest achievement.
If you're a fan of the Twitch streamer, you'll be aware that she recently hit an impressive milestone in the multiplayer shooter Valorant when she made it to the hard-to-reach Immortal rank. This is not an easy thing to do, and puts her in the top 0.4% of all Valorant players... so of course it didn't take long for critics to suggest that Anys didn't do anything to get there and was "carried" by her teammates to the rank. Sigh.
Understandably, Anys had no interest in mincing words. She's hit out at these critics, calling them "totally brain-dead."
While on stream, Anys scrolled Twitter and discussed some of the comments she's been facing since earning Immortal rank. "Soooooo... double standard.. I see. @CouRageJD gets backlash for being carried to Pred in Apex and @pokimanelol gets praise for getting carried to Immortal in Val," wrote one user.
"Me, minding my business, playing solo queue, and duoing sometimes, like a normal gamer does, sometimes," Anys responded on stream. "Me, minding my business, streaming games, in Diamond, in Plat elo. Then I dead ass open Twitter, and here, this is the kind of brain-dead sh*t I see immediately.
Sadly, this isn't the first time Anys has had to defend herself against such criticism. Earlier this year she actually pushed one Twitter user to deactivate their account after tearing apart their claims that she was boosting.
"I've been playing Valorant since beta," the Twitch streamer said at the time. "I've hit Diamond rank numerous times, have three ranked accounts, [but] you clearly don't know this because you don't watch my stream. Yet you have the audacity to call me boosted off a five-second clip of me being scared lmao."
It might be time for some of you to accept that women are good at games too, actually.
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