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Twitch changes ban rules after streamers talk to Dr Disrespect while live

Published: 29/Sep/2020 23:22 Updated: 29/Sep/2020 23:43

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch has covertly changed its rules for streamers in regards to playing with others who have been banned on the platform, such as Dr Disrespect.

Being banned on Twitch can be a major issue for anyone looking simply game, as other streamers may feel the need to avoid you out of fear of being banned themselves. Now, however, it would seem like the site is loosening its rules.

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Previously, Twitch’s “suspension evasion” community guidelines rules were listed as: “Any attempt to circumvent an account suspension or chat ban by using other accounts, identities, personalities, or presence on another user’s account will also result in suspension.”

This basically meant that for streamers who wanted to play with someone who had been banned on the platform weren’t allowed to. However, big names such as 100 Thieves founder Nadeshot and Call of Duty pro Ian ‘Crimsix’ Porter had a bit of a scare when they spoke with Doc during Vikkstar’s Warzone tournament in September.

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Twitch's previous community guidelines
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Twitch’s older community guidelines

The concern even resulted in Call of Duty icon Hector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez calling out Twitch over the fear streamers have for being banned if they engage with the two-time.

“If I’m Twitch I’m going to take a little bit of a chill pill and say, ‘okay, he’s not there presently, it’s only 99% of his personality that’s being broadcast on a Twitch channel,’” he remarked.

On September 22, the platform apparently listened and updated its community guidelines to be more clear on how Doc’s ban could impact other streamers.

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Twitch updated its rules on banning streamers appearing in broadcasts.

“In addition, it is prohibited to use your channel to knowingly feature or advertise a suspended user,” the new information states.

“We understand that there may be instances where suspended users may appear on your stream due to circumstances beyond your control, such as through third-party gaming tournaments, but we expect that you make a good faith effort to remove them from your broadcast, mute them, or otherwise limit their interactions with your stream.”

While this news is good and appears to guarantee that Nadeshot and Crimsix won’t be getting suspended, it does still seem like they won’t be able to ever play with Dr Disrespect in any sort of way that requires communication and teamwork.

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Dr Disrespect still streams on YouTube.

Twitch infamously banned Dr Disrespect back on June 26 and still hasn’t explained what the streamer did to deserve being permanently kicked off the platform.

Doc has since moved to YouTube where he now streams full-time.

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Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos

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Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.

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Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.

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“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.

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“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”

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Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.

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“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.