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Streamer WishYouLuckk slams Twitch after ban for "threatening" troll

by Calum Patterson

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Popular Twitch streamer Sam 'WishYouLuckk' Salcedo has criticized the platform after he was handed a seven-day suspension for allegedly "threatening to share another person's private personal information."

The streamer, known for a variety of games including Destiny 2, Apex Legends and Fortnite, formerly a pro player for CLG, has amassed over 150,000 followers on his channel. But his growth has been cut short – again – following his second suspension.

He was banned on October 12, but was initially left in the dark over the exact cause of his punishment, with the standard email from Twitch only explaining that he had violated their community guidelines by sharing or threatening to share personal information of another person.

He followed up soon after, revealing that the exact reason for the suspension was apparently because he threatened to reveal a trolls' face. 

"Got a 7 day suspension for “threatening” to show someone’s face on my stream who was insulting how I looked," the streamer explained, before appearing to highlight fellow streamer Amouranth's ban for accidentally exposing herself on stream - for which she was only suspended for three days.

In a series of follow up tweets, WishYouLuckk blasted Twitch for ostensibly 'caring about mental health', but offering little protection to streamers who are trolled and insulted on stream.

He argued that while viewers face little punishment for posting racist remarks, except being banned from the streamer's chat, the streamer is punished more harshly for defending themselves.

The streamer's followers sympathized with him, arguing the suspension was "soft". Twitch's guidelines on the issue state: "Do not invade the privacy of others. It is prohibited to share content that may reveal private personal information about individuals, or their private property, without permission. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Sharing personally identifiable information (such as real name, location, or ID)
  • Sharing restricted or protected social profiles or any information from those profiles
  • Sharing content that violates another's reasonable expectation of privacy, for example streaming from a private space, without permission

Dexerto has reached out to WishYouLuckk for comment. Twitch does not comment on community guidelines violations to respect the privacy of users.