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Destiny explains why he’s been banned on Twitch again

Published: 10/Jan/2020 9:38

by Matt Porter

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Popular streamer Steven ‘Destiny’ Bonnell has had his channel on Twitch suspended again after accidentally showing an inappropriate image during a live broadcast.

While streaming live to your audience can cultivate relationships and create hilarious moments in real-time, broadcasting also comes with a significant risk, as one slip up or misclick is beamed live to the world before you even have a chance to react, often leading to punishments for those who find themselves on the wrong side of these incidents.

Showing anything that breaks the rules likely to earn you a suspension of some sort, and it appears that streamer Destiny has fallen foul of this scenario for a second time, with his account getting taken down on January 8.

Twitch: DestinyDestiny has had his channel suspended for the third time.

Why was Destiny suspended?

News of Destiny’s Twitch ban broke on January 8, when the StreamerBans Twitter bot posted that his account had been taken down for a third time.

Many were confused as to why the streamer, who regularly plays League of Legends alongside a variety of other titles, had been issued with another punishment, however, the 31-year-old had actually revealed the reason in his Twitch chat the moment he received the email informing him of his impending suspension. According to Destiny, Twitch banned him for showing an inappropriate “thumbnail” on his screen for “like [half a] second,” something which breaks the site’s Terms of Service. “Are you serious?” he asked, clearly frustrated by the situation. “F**k this sh*t.”

This isn’t the first time he has been banned for showing an inappropriate image on stream, with Destiny receiving a three-day ban back in November 2019 for a similar incident.

OverRustleLogsDestiny is not happy with this suspension.

How long is Destiny’s ban?

While his last suspension for an incident like this lasted 72 hours, Destiny confirmed that he would only be gone for 24 hours this time, a significantly shorter period for his fans who won’t have to wait days to see their favorite streamer back in action.

With the 31-year-old’s Twitch ban coming into effect late on January 9, Twitch viewers can expect to see him live again towards the end of Friday, January 10 when his ban lapses, or on Saturday, January 11.

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”