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Twitch bans streamer for ‘inappropriate name’ despite using it for 8 years

Published: 7/Nov/2020 3:00

by Andrew Amos


Twitch has been heavy handed with the DMCA bans over the last couple of weeks, but one streamer has been taken off the platform for having an ‘inappropriate name’ ⁠— despite being active for over eight years with no issues.

The Twitch suspensions you usually see nowadays ⁠— especially from the big names ⁠— are for things like using inappropriate language, or being taken off the platform for playing DMCA-protected music.

Usually these suspensions are for a few days or a week, unless they’ve done it time and time again. However, imagine being on the platform for years under the same alias, with no problems whatsoever, and then getting banned indefinitely for your name.

Well, that’s what happened to one Twitch streamer. His name is ‘Piece_Of_Sheet’. He’s a League of Legends content creator who used to stream six days a week, and has done so for eight years.

However, he’s had that taken away from him, after Twitch considered his name to be inappropriate.

“I streamed on Twitch back in 2012 [and] been super active for eight years [with] no complaints from anyone but now get banned for an inappropriate name,” he said on Twitter after the ban was handed down.

Twitch claimed that “due to the severe nature of this violation, or the fact that [he’s] incurred multiple violations,” Piece_Of_Sheet needs an indefinite suspension.

The suspension will not be automatically lifted, and the only hope Piece_Of_Sheet has of getting his Twitch account back is a successful appeal.

Piece_Of_Sheet did admit he has been banned on stream before, but he also served out that suspension. “I fell asleep on stream once about seven years ago and got banned for that. The ban was then obviously lifted.”

Twitch are yet to comment on the suspension. However, we will let you know if any new information arises.

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.

Black Ops Cold War Miami
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.