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Has Mitch Jones been shadow banned on Twitch?

Published: 19/Nov/2019 17:11

by Connor Bennett

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Fans of popular streamer Mitch Jones were left confused after seeing that his channel wasn’t showing up on Twitch when he went in search of it.

Mitch Jones has, traditionally, been one of Twitch’s most popular streamers – varying his content from IRL streams to playing games at home.

Since he started streaming on the platform eight years ago, Jones has amassed over 415,000 followers but more recently, he’s been at odds with Twitch. Back in October, he lost his partner status and considered leaving to do something else before being convinced by Summit1G to stick around.

Yet, he’s now uncovered an apparent new issue with Twitch as he found that he couldn’t find his channel on the directory or search pages. 

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Mitch Jones, Twitch
Mitch Jones varies his content between home streams and IRL antics.

During his November 18 stream, Jones had been playing Blizzard’s World of Warcraft when he backed out to the Twitch directory and started looking for his own channel.

As he headed to the game’s own section of the platform, he was stunned to find himself not appearing. “I’m not here,” he called out, while scrolling his mouse between the top few channels. “Why? What in the f**k dude. This is ridiculous bro.”

One viewer pointed out that he should try and search his name to see if he was showing up there, so the streamer obliged. However, even when he did, his channel still didn’t appear – leaving his with arm outstretched and a bemused look on his face. 

Now, of course, the reason for what Jones’ channel wasn’t appearing is unclear, but it is no doubt a strange situation to witness, especially as he claimed it has been happening for a while. 

After showing it off via his stream, the streamer even went to Twitter to ask Twitch support as to why his channel was being “unlisted” after going live.

When Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek left Twitch for Mixer back at the end of October, his channel fell into a similar predicament, as it was no longer findable via the search function. However, after fans noticed this issue, it didn’t take long for his channel to return.

Whether or not Jones’ channel has been ‘shadow banned’ by the livestreaming platform, at least on his end, remains unknown, but as of writing, the account can be found by searching for it. 

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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.