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Amouranth has been banned again on Twitch

Published: 12/Mar/2020 20:14 Updated: 13/Mar/2020 23:11

by David Purcell

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Popular Twitch streamer Kaitlyn ‘Amouranth’ Siragusa has been banned again on the streaming platform, leaving fans wondering when she will be back with her daily broadcasts.

UPDATE: Amouranth has since been unbanned as of March 13, with her suspension lasting 24 hours.


 

The streaming personality has almost 1.5 million followers on her channel, not to mention the thousands of subscribers who pay every month to enjoy a premium experience when watching along, although they won’t be able to watch her for the time being as the channel has been suspended.

At the time of writing, the reason why Amouranth has been banned on Twitch is unconfirmed. For those who haven’t watched Kaitlyn’s content before, she can usually be seen hosting dance, fitness and ASMR streams for her growing audience – interacting along the way.

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Those trying to visit her channel will see this message, due to the ban.

The news was revealed by the StreamerBans account on Twitter, which regularly monitors the activity of Twitch partners and informs their fans about any changes their account experiences – such being banned, or unbanned.

When banned on Twitch, the streaming service will inform the streamer of the reason as to why action was taken via email, although not everybody will reveal the reason why publicly. So, we’ll have to wait and see on that front.

Siragusa boasts a wildly successful following, having raked in over 100 million views since starting out in 2016, attracting thousands of people each time she goes live – according to Twitch Stats. 

Just two hours before her channel was taken down, the streamer was active on Twitter, promoting her very own Patreon page. There’s a good chance that this news is just as much a shock to her, as it will be for the audience who tune in to watch.

Some fans have taken to Reddit, with user Tupetsa sharing what appears to be a statement from Amouranth, allegedly posted in her Discord server.

It states: “Hi everyone, I have been told that I’m being suspended for something that happened during a gym stream last week. I haven’t seen the vod yet… Waiting for them to show me so I can appeal. I don’t have much more information than that. The longest it can be is three days.”

This is the second time that Amouranth has been banned and if the statement proves to be accurate, things should be back up and running soon.

TV + Movies

Ellen Page starring in controversial new movie about sexism in esports

Published: 31/Oct/2020 17:04

by Luke Edwards

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Oscar-nominated actress Ellen Page is set to star in an esports feature film ‘1UP’. The comedy features an athlete who, with the help of a veteran coach, forms an all-female esports team after she’s forced out of her college’s roster.

Page won an Oscar nomination for playing the title character in the 2007 hit ‘Juno’ and has appeared in movies like Inception and X-Men: Days of Future Past. She also featured alongside Willem Dafoe as telepathic teenager Jodie in the 2013 game Beyond: Two Souls.

The new movie, 1UP, is set to include Paris Berelc as the excluded gamer. Berelc is probably best known for her role in Adam Sandler’s spooky comedy Hubie Halloween.

This is Buzzfeed Studios’ first-ever feature-length film, so they’ll be desperate to make sure it’s a hit to put their name on the map as a legitimate studio.

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Ellen Page was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in 2007 movie Juno

What we know about ‘1UP’ so far

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Berelc’s character, Vivian, quits her college esports team after being subject to sexism from her male teammates. With the help of Page’s “enigmatic coach”, she assembles an all-women’s team to compete with the boys.

Which esport the movie is set around remains in question, but it’s all part of Buzzfeed’s mission to create “socially relevant” movies for “millennial and Gen Z audiences.”

Studios creating movies like this is another sign of esports moving further into the mainstream – provided it’s successful, of course. But, whether this movie is a very positive reflection on esports or not remains to be seen.

Reactions to ‘1UP’

The premise has provoked some controversy, with some fearing the comedy elements could detract from a serious issue.

Games and comics writer Zoë Quinn sarcastically labeled it “fun” – when the topic at hand isn’t.

Production is expected to begin in November, meaning we’re going to be waiting a while to see it on our screens. Regardless, as one of the first major feature films based around esports, it’s going to be worth keeping an eye on.