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Pokimane reveals warning from Twitch after calls for her to be banned

Published: 24/May/2020 11:25

by Calum Patterson


After accidentally showing “inappropriate” content on stream, there were calls for Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys to be banned from Twitch, but she has now revealed the warning she received from the platform.

As the platform’s most popular female streamer, Twitch star Pokimane boasts millions of fans, but must also deal with near-constant scrutiny.

On May 19, a troll viewer tricked Pokimane into showing the inappropriate content. Although she instantly removed it from the screen, there were calls for her to be banned almost immediately.

Pokimane looking surprised while streaming
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Pokimane was shocked after the offending content appeared on her stream unexpectedly.

Pokimane responded to this only a few days later, explaining that she had not had such incidents frequently enough to warrant a ban, but that Twitch “definitely do give you a warning.”

She also debunked claims that there was any favoritism or “double standards”, by explaining that a popular male streamer had the exact same situation occur, and also didn’t face a ban.

On May 23, Anys posted a screenshot of the official warning she received from Twitch. “Warning is deserved, sorry to anyone who didn’t wanna see that on stream,” she said.

The message from Twitch warns that “another offense may result in a suspension.” Twitch bans typically last either 24 hours, a few days to a week, or in severe cases, 30 days. Repeated, serious violations can eventually result in permanent bans.

Some felt Twitch’s decision was fair, given that the incident was clearly accidental and Pokimane made an immediate attempt to remove the offending content.

Others however, still argued that there was some special treatment being given, mentioning other streamers who have been banned for near-identical incidents in the past. Even xQc, another of the most popular channels on the platform, was suspended for a very similar violation of the community guidelines.

However, Twitch says that it always takes context into account when reviewing possible violations, meaning each case is treated individually, perhaps without always considering prior precedent.

Call of Duty

xQc immediately regrets mocking CoD controller players

Published: 17/Nov/2020 13:30

by Jacob Hale


The mouse and keyboard versus controller debate is one that will likely last forever, but Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel had a rude awakening when discussing how “easy” playing Call of Duty on controller is.

The entire argument falls back on the ‘PC Master Race’ idea, with players believing that mouse & keyboard on PC is the optimal way to play any game, especially when it comes to first-person shooters.

Obviously, it all comes down to personal preference. In CoD alone, we see players like Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff stick to his controller roots, while his oft-teammate Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar prefers to play on mouse and keyboard.

xQc falls into the same category as Tim, having made his name as a professional Overwatch player and one of Twitch’s top streamers on mouse and keyboard — and clearly doesn’t have the highest opinion of controller players.

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xQc is playing through the Call of Duty campaign with a controller.

While playing through the new Black Ops Cold War campaign on a controller, xQc explains why quickscoping on a controller isn’t that impressive, but it quickly comes back to bite him.

“There’s bullet magnetism, there’s auto-aim, there’s crosshair magnetism…” the Canadian star said, before telling his viewers to look at how easy it is.

He then proceeded to miss several more shots than he hit, instantly proving himself wrong and regretting mocking controller players before actually testing what he was talking about.

“In this case,” he continued after missing a flurry of shots, “it’s a glitch. It’s a glitch.”

xQc went sheepishly silent after the clip, while his chat burst out in laughter given the incredible timing of what he had been saying about quickscoping on a controller.

Obviously xQc won’t be that upset about it, but he might think twice before he makes comments like that about controller players again.