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Twitch apparently bans users for referring to ‘Nagas’ in WoW

Published: 8/Jun/2019 16:15 Updated: 9/Jun/2019 9:34

by Daniel Cleary

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Multiple Twitch users have come forward, claiming that they have been banned for typing in chat about World of Warcraft: Classic NPC’s, known as Nagas.

The release of World of Warcraft: Classic beta has seen a huge spike in viewership on Twitch for the game and many streamers have been eager to play the MMORPG.

In one of the most recent cases of TOS violations, Twitch users have come forward to claim that they were banned from the livestreaming platform for referring to a race of World of Warcraft NPC’s called ‘Nagas’, while typing in chat.

Blizzard EntertainmentWorld of Warcraft Classic has been incredibly popular since its initial release in 2004

The situation is believed to have started following a clip of Savix_Tv, in which he explains “I got my gun out and shot that Naga”.

After being shown the clip by his viewers, Savix responded by explaining that the clip looks worse out of context: “that’s out of context dude.”

Although Savix himself was not banned by Twitch, other users on livestreaming site are claiming to have been affected by using the term ‘Naga’ in chat.

There have been multiple users showing notices from Twitch about them receiving indefinite suspensions for apparently referring to the “Nagas” in WoW.

Update, 5:34AM EST, June 9: Twitch streamer DisguisedToast has labelled the claims “disingenuous”, showing that the users who were banned appeared to use the word ‘Naga’ as a substitute for a racial slur in chat.

Twitch will always shut down any activity that they deem to violate their terms of service, although they can sometimes get it wrong, as was seen with TF Blade’s ban which was quickly overturned when made public.

As of now, it is unclear if Twitch will revert these indefinite suspensions or what impact this may have for future streamers playing World of Warcraft on stream, if the term Naga is indeed being flagged.

Last updated June 9, 5:34AM EST.

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Tommyinnit reveals he used to stream snipe Shroud before he was famous

Published: 20/Jan/2021 11:22 Updated: 20/Jan/2021 11:27

by Calum Patterson

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Tommyinnit might be the most popular streamer on Twitch right now, averaging over 200,000 concurrent viewers for his sporadic Minecraft streams, but it turns out he used to be a massive shroud fanboy. In fact, he was one of shroud’s infamous stream snipers.

Stream sniping is the practice of using a streamer’s broadcast to gain information about the game they are playing – either to get an unfair advantage, or simply to join their game and troll them.

During the height of PUBG’s popularity in 2017, shroud was the biggest streamer on Twitch, and had an army of loyal stream snipers who would try endlessly to get into his matches.

Shroud’s stream snipers weren’t like others though – instead of trying to kill him, they would sing him songs, give him weapons and armor, or try to save his life when under attack.

Tommyinnit stream sniping shroud
Twitch: Shroud
Tommyinnit would get into shroud’s game’s to troll.

Tommyinnit admits shroud stream sniping

Although it’s against the rules of most games and of Twitch itself, Tommyinnit has admitted that when he was 14, back in 2017, he loved both PUBG and shroud, and would spend hours up late trying to get into his games.

And he was successful too – often matching up with him, and trying to save his life from actual enemies attacking him. Shroud eventually became familiar with Tommy’s name, and would say hello to him. In a video on his second channel, Tommyoutit, came clean about all of his stream sniping antics.

In one session, shroud even talked to Tommy about playing Minecraft, the game that he’s so well-known for now.

But, it turns out that Tommyinnit made this video because it wasn’t just years ago in PUBG that he was stream sniping shroud. When he recently saw shroud on a Minecraft server with proximity chat, he had to try it again for old times sake.

Unfortunately, shroud didn’t seem to be enjoying himself at all this time around, and soon after left the server – though not before killing Tommyinnit’s character, twice.

Although stream sniping is technically against the rules on Twitch, we’re sure the platform will let this one slide, as it was all in good fun. The real question is whether shroud has made the connection that one of his old stream snipers is now one of the biggest names on Twitch alongside him.