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Streamer Macaiyla unbanned from Twitch following Twitter fiasco

Published: 11/Sep/2019 19:45 Updated: 12/Sep/2019 18:51

by Bill Cooney

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Twitch streamer Macaiyla has explained why she has been banned from the platform, after her account was temporarily disabled on September 11.

UPDATE – Sept 12 at 11:35 pm PST

After getting her ban reduced, Macaiyla’s Twitch Channel is up and running once again.

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Her channel can be accessed by audiences once again following the unfortunate incident that caused her to be banned.

Original story follows…

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Macaiyla’s Twitch channel has been steadily growing over the past year and the streamer had over 120,000 followers when she received the temporary ban.

She is also the girlfriend of popular League of Legends streamer Tyler ‘Tyler1’ Stienkamp, and the pair are often seen streaming together.

Why was Macaiyla banned from Twitch?

The streamer explained she’d been suspended for three days, after her Twitter timeline betrayed her while she was live, inadvertently violating Twitch’s Community Guidelines.

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Macaiyla just opened her Twitter, scrolled down a bit and ran into a nude image that popped up on her timeline, with no real way to avoid it appearing on her stream as well.

As the streamer explained, there was nothing she could really do about it, and Twitter doesn’t have any way to let you know what’s coming up on the website, saying that it was “extremely random.”

Twitch bans are usually handed out whenever a streamer violates these Community Guidelines. These suspensions are typically temporary, provided the streamer is not a repeat offender, which Macaiyla is not. 

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The streamer knew almost as soon as she got onto Twitter that she was in trouble.

Since the initial ban, Macaiyla said the time has been reduced from three days to 24 hours – which she thinks is fair, all things considered.

It may not have been intentional, but she did end up violating the rules, which typically doesn’t go ignored by Twitch’s staff.

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A week of NSFW Twitch slip-ups

Macaiyla wasn’t the only streamer to run into some unwarranted NSFW content this week. Another streamer, Korean model Addielyn, accidentally went live while changing in her room.

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Elon Musk pleads Overwatch to buff Torbjorn’s turrets

Published: 13/Oct/2020 18:41

by Michael Gwilliam

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It’s no secret that tech billionaire Elon Musk plays video games, but on October 13, he shocked the internet when he revealed his Overwatch main and how he would buff the hero.

After making a rather random tweet about the “The Illuminaughty” – a clever play on words, YouTuber twomad asked the 49-year-old if he mains Torbjorn in Overwatch.

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Regardless of how the weird topic got started, Elon replied saying “um… yes” confirming he does in fact play Blizzard’s hero-based FPS and mains the Swedish engineer.

The unlikely response earned Musk a whopping 26,000 likes. For much of Overwatch’s lifespan, Torb was considered a bit of a joke or throw pick who offered very little benefit on attack.

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However, after a major rework, the DPS has grown increasingly stronger and is actually one of the most viable heroes in the game at all levels right now.

Sadly, Musk didn’t state how long he had been playing Overwatch or Torbjorn for that matter, so it’s possible that he had only played when the hero wasn’t as good or only after the big rework happened.

Even the official Overwatch Twitter account decided to get in on the fun and replied to Musk with a picture of a giant Torbjorn turret on Mars.

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“We’ve been thinking about this for a while,” they captioned the humorous picture. “Call us.”

Furthermore, Musk went on to explain how he would buff Torbjorn and the ideas were interesting to say the least. “Please buff Torb’s turret!” he exclaimed. “Or maybe 2 weak turrets to allow more strategic degrees of freedom.”

It was certainly an interesting reply and a sign that we could be looking at one of the most ambitious crossovers in history if Overwatch takes Elon up on his idea.

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Though it’s unlikely that we’ll see Musk’s ideas make it to the game, but there’s always the Experimental Mode, so it’s possible Elon could end up getting his wish.

Who knows – maybe next time you’re in a game and a player won’t swap off Torb, it may be Elon Musk of all people.

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