Controversial streamer ICE_POSEIDON has claimed that Twitch have done a U-Turn on their ruling banning him from appearing on other Twitch streams, ahead of the second KEEMSTAR Fortnite tournament.
ICE_POSEIDON of course had his personal Twitch channel banned over a year ago, and now streams his infamous daily ‘in real life’ broadcasts on YouTube instead.
However, when taking part in the first Friday Fortnite tournament, ICE discovered that his ban actually extended to cover even appearing on other people’s Twitch streams.
And not only physically, but his in game character and voice were also reportedly not permitted to be shown or heard on any stream.
This of course made participation in KEEMSTAR’s tournament fairly tricky, as his partner was prevented from streaming on Twitch and their opponents in matches were similarly forced to play in separate lobbies (other matches had all players in the same Fortnite lobby).
ICE_POSEIDON later posted on social media about the absurdity of Twitch’s ruling, calling it ‘flawed and negative’.
However, according to him, Twitch have now lessened the severity of the ban, allowing ICE to participate in the second of what is set to be a weekly Fortnite tournament.
Apparently KEEMSTAR reached out to Twitch personally, asking if ICE would be permitted to appear in game on other Twitch channels, to which they responded positively – provided that he was not “the main focus”.
This is allegedly not what the position was previously, with ICE claiming Twitch staff were personally reaching out to streamers instructing them not show him in game whatsoever.
KEEMSTAR’s second Fortnite tournament is scheduled to take place on Friday May 18th, with the full lineup being announced beforehand.