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RiceGum reacts to getting banned on Twitch after controversial stream

Published: 9/Apr/2020 0:18 Updated: 9/Apr/2020 1:40

by Alan Bernal


Popular YouTuber Bryan ‘RiceGum’ Quang Le was surprised after getting banned from Twitch following a controversial stream.

The successful YouTuber was making a strong comeback on Twitch with Fortnite and Just Chatting streams before the platform issued his channel its first ban in 2020 on April 8.

Although the precise reason for his ban is unclear, RiceGum recently streamed along with two women who agreed to kiss if the channel reached 21,000 viewers. A shot of a woman’s backside was briefly shown later on, but was quickly taken down by the streamer.

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Although a popular YouTube, RiceGum has a shaky history on Twitch.

In fact, immediately after he saw that the woman’s stream changed from the front camera showing her face to the back camera showing her friend’s image, RiceGum scrambled to take it off from his feed.

“What? Wait, what?” RiceGum said in confusion. “Is that allowed [on Twitch]? Yo, stream, I apologize.”

The ban came swiftly after clips of that moment started spreading around YouTube and fail-threads that highlighted the sudden gaffe during his broadcast.

He was startled that the image appeared on his livestream, but encouraged his viewers to go to her Instagram Live to watch along with him instead.

After the incident, RiceGum didn’t think much of the mishap, saying: “No, they were wearing pants, guys. They were those short-shorts. Ain’t no ban, bro. What are you talking about?”

RiceGum was handed the ban less than a month after restarting his streams on Twitch in mid-March.

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RiceGum was startled after the incident on his Twitch stream.

This isn’t the first time the streamer has been in hot water with Twitch. In 2014, he briefly showed an application that looks to have been a view-botting program during one of his broadcasts.

In 2018, he was banned for an unknown reason linked to either mentioning Ice_Poseidon in conversation or brandishing a BB gun on stream.

As with any suspension that Twitch hand out, no one knows how long RiceGum will be barred from streaming on the platform.


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

Published: 25/Nov/2020 0:45

by Bill Cooney


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.