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Twitch removes emote of streamer’s late fiance for violating TOS

Published: 23/Jun/2020 20:49

by Michael Gwilliam


Streamer Alecludford was shocked when he discovered Twitch had removed two of his channel’s emotes, honoring his late fiance Stephanie and her dog, for violating the platform’s terms of service.

Twitch are no strangers when it comes to removing emotes for violating TOS, but what constitutes such an infringement can sometimes confusing to both streamers and viewers alike.

During a June 22 Twitch stream, Alecludford addressed the missing emotes and explained how upset he was after seeing that they’d been removed.

“One of them was Bella,” the streamer explained. “My fiance that passed away in January – one was her f**king dog made to look like a Trihard emote. It was just funny! What the hell, man?”

Trihard is a global emote featuring streamer TriHex appearing excited, one that’s been around for a long time and used in many chats.

“The other one was Stephanie’s face looking angry with blue hair. And it’s a f**king violation,” he continued. “I can’t – I just can’t believe it, man.”

After a few moments of silence and unable to come to grips with Twitch’s decision, he finished his statement: “It just had me in a terrible mood all day. It is very ridiculous.”

Also taking to Twitter, Alecludford posted a screenshot of an email Twitch had sent him about the emotes and their removal, claiming they had been reported by a user.

Why did Twitch remove the emotes?

Despite there being no further disciplinary action, it’s unclear what exactly what was wrong with the emotes, to begin with, that warranted their removal – especially one of his late fiance.

Twitch has removed modified versions of global emotes before, such as when M0xyy has his “5head” deleted because the platform owns the 4head emote. Therefore, it’s possible this could be why the dog Trihard emote was removed.

However, that doesn’t explain why the one of Stephanie’s face was in violation of TOS, something that obviously didn’t sit well with the streamer.

A modified Trihard dog emote from Alecludford
Twitch removed the emote “alecluHard.”

“Just delete all my emotes I don’t have time for this,” Alecludford wrote. “Oh, and rest in peace Stephanie you will always be in my heart.”

It’s not clear whether or not the streamer will look to appeal Twitch’s decision, but we will keep you updated if there are any further developments in this story.


NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.