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IRL streamer AndyPyro banned from Twitch

Published: 19/Nov/2019 2:02

by Andrew Amos

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Popular streamer Anssi ‘AndyPyro’ Huovinen has been suspended from Twitch for seven days, with the platform citing “dangerous or distracted operation of a vehicle” as the reason.

The Finnish-based streamer is partnered with Method, and often streams games like PUBG, CS:GO, and Modern Warfare, as well as IRL streams. However, he will be away for the platform until next week after being suspended for his conduct on stream.

GamescomAndyPyro played PUBG for Method once upon a time, but now streams for the organization full-time.

Why was AndyPyro banned from Twitch?

On November 18, AndyPyro was handed a seven-day suspension from the platform for “dangerous or distracted operation of a vehicle.” AndyPyro spent his day streaming from his new BMW, which he bought the day before and was showing off to his dedicated fans.

Twitch believes that the streamer was using his phone while driving to read and engage with his chat throughout the stream.

Twitch’s Community Guidelines state that all users on the platform must not engage in any self-destructive behavior, and must not break the law on stream. Driving while using a mobile phone is prohibited in most countries, which would break the law and by proxy the Community Guidelines.

AndyPyro has contested the ban, saying that a lot of people have misconstrued how he got banned without getting the full details, including Twitch themselves.

“I see a lot of people in the comments stating the obvious of how I got banned,” he said. “If you did not watch the stream, please keep your opinions for yourselves. I’ve been driving safely, following the laws for 11 years and will continue to do so.”

AndyPyro is one of Method’s most popular streamers, with almost 250,000 Twitch followers to his name. He streams to an audience of almost 1,000 viewers every day, following his life across the Nordic country.

It’s AndyPyro’s first ban on the platform, and his first Community Guidelines strike. If AndyPyro manages to rack up three strikes, he will be permanently banned from the platform under Twitch’s three-strikes rule.

He will be back on the platform on November 25, unless his ban appeal is successful.

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Viewer who sued Twitch for $25M over “simp culture” denied by judge

Published: 25/Nov/2020 0:45

by Bill Cooney

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Erik Estavillo, the Twitch viewer who sued the platform for $25 million in damages for exposing him to “overly suggestive and sexual content from various female streamers” including Pokimane and Alinity while using the site has had his case denied by a California court.

Back in June of 2020 Estavillo, who has previously sued Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo and Blizzard, filed a lawsuit against Twitch in the Santa Clara Superior Court of California.

According to the lawsuit, Twitch’s “twisted programming net code” combined with OCD and sex addiction made it nearly impossible for him to use Twitch without being exposed to “sexual content.”

Estavillo named a number of female streamers in his complaint, including Pokimane, Alinity, Amouranth, and others, while requesting they be “permanently banned,” however, it doesn’t seem like the court agreed he had a case.

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Pokimane and others no longer have to fear being “permanently banned” as Estavillo requested.

In the tentative ruling posted by the court, the judge said the main problem with Estavillo’s case was the evidence he brought forward wasn’t enough to support the claims in his lawsuit.

“The “exhibits” submitted by Plaintiff [Estavillo] with his opposition do not identify, much less support, any claims under California law,” the ruling reads.

Basically, after the lawsuit was filed lawyers representing Twitch made a motion with the court to dismiss it, and the court did “with prejudice.” That means this saga seems to be over, once and for all, and can’t be brought back to court.

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A lot of people questioned how far Estavillo would get with his case by blaming some of the biggest female Twitch streamers.

Despite this, the self-described Twitch addict has said he plans on appealing this ruling to the 6th District Court of Appeals, but whether or not things will fare any differently for him there remains to be seen.

Estavillo, who was following 786 female streamers and 0 male streamers at the time of the complaint back in June, said he wanted $25 million from Twitch, along with having all of the female streamers he had mentioned “permanently banned.” With the court’s decision though, that happening now seems slimmer than ever.