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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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TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.