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Amouranth under fire for breaking Twitch rules during IRL stream

Published: 24/Jun/2019 9:26 Updated: 24/Jun/2019 9:40

by Marcus Banks

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Popular Twitch streamer Kaitlyn ‘Amouranth’ Siragusa has been heavily criticized after she was caught lying about streaming in a store by telling staff she was “video calling”.

As per Twitch’s community guidelines, it is prohibited to share content on private property, without permission, meaning IRL streamers have to be extremely careful when livestreaming in stores.

Nevertheless, Amouranth had no interest in stopping her own IRL stream on June 23, despite being questioned by a staff member if she was in fact recording in the shop.

INSTAGRAM:AMOURANTHAmouranth is no stranger to controversy on Twitch.

Rather than ending her broadcast to comply with the guidelines, she simply lied to the staff worker in order to prolong her stream by suggesting she was “video chatting” and continued to browse the store’s stock.

“Are you video taping in here?” asked the store worker, to which Amouranth responded: “we’re just video chatting, is that not okay?” The streamer was then given the all clear to carry on.

This isn’t the first time the controversial streamer has been banned for filming without permission in a public place after serving a 12-hour suspension for streaming in a gym last year.

Despite most establishments having a no camera policy, her stream was live and although she claimed to not interact with any other gym goers, she was caught impersonating Shia LaBeouf’s famous ‘just do it’ meme behind an unaware stranger.

It remains to be seen whether Amouranth will face another ban as a result of her failure to disclose she was streaming, with plenty of Redditors, who are annoyed to see her dodge suspensions in the past, rallying together to mass report her channel.

“Lying about streaming is directly prohibited in the ToS, but just like last time she straight up lied, nothing will happen,” said one angry Redditor. 

She continued to stream ASMR on her channel after her IRL broadcast ended meaning Twitch are yet to take any action against her account.

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NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.