Twitch streamer hits out after getting month-long ban by “mistake”

Published: 26/Sep/2019 20:50

by Virginia Glaze


Thanks to the ever-growing popularity of live streaming sites like Twitch, more and more online personalities are taking the net by storm – but as the magnifying glass centers on Twitch, so also does it focus on the site’s controversies.

Popular Twitch streamer “Velvet_7” is at the center of one such controversy, after getting hit with an indefinite ban from the platform in late August.

While Velvet had previously been banned in May for “sexually suggestive content,” the streamer explained that she took great efforts to wear appropriate clothing and switch up the variety of her streams – but these changes didn’t help, resulting in another ban for the same reasons three months later.

Five weeks went by without Velvet getting any communication from Twitch about her indefinite ban, leaving the streamer without the chance to collaborate with other streamers ahead of her trip to Korea and forcing her to rely on other methods of income.

However, it seems that her suspension was merely a mistake by Twitch staff, as told by an email Velvet posted to Twitter on September 25.

According to the email, Velvet’s account had been blocked due to a “mistake” on Twitch’s part, with the sender apologizing for “any inconvenience or confusion this might have caused.”

The streamer went live that same day to discuss the matter with her fans, claiming that she’d gone five weeks without any income from Twitch and admitting that she’d lost nearly all her subscribers due to the ban.

“From that, I lost many, many things,” she explained. “So I’m not sure if they’re gonna try to apologize with something like benefits for me, because for five weeks I couldn’t stream. I didn’t get any payment. Right now, my subscribers [are] almost all gone.”

Velvet’s month-long “mistake” ban follows a slew of controversial moderation decisions from Twitch, with one streamer getting banned for showing a Pink Floyd poster during another streamer’s broadcast while others have received permabans for unexplained “fraudulent charges.”

Velvet_7, InstagramTwitch streamer Velvet_7 was banned from the site for five weeks over a “mistake.”

Although Velvet has regained use of her account, she has gone five weeks without her regular income – a massive detriment to any worker for any business.


LS reveals how xQc reached out to him during T1 fans backlash

Published: 1/Dec/2020 19:57

by Alex Garton


Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare has revealed that Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel reached out to him during the T1 backlash offering his support and advice.

T1’s accidental leak that revealed LS was set to be the organization’s new League of Legends coach resulted in a wave of backlash against both parties.

Fans of the organization opted to send unjustifiable racial and homophobic abuse towards LS, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending packages to her address. T1, from an outside perspective, did not handle the situation appropriately and seemingly offered little support to LS during this period.

This resulted in LS disabling his Twitter and going completely dark for a short period of time. This was no doubt due to the amount of hate and criticism he was receiving from T1 fans. One person who reached to support him was huge Twitch personality xQc.

xQc has over four million followers on Twitch.

xQc reached out to LS during T1 fans backlash

LS revealed on stream that the Twitch personality reached out to him in support. “Before I disabled my Twitter and went dark on everything, xQc was one of the very few people who reached out to me,” he said.

It was obvious LS was surprised he had reached out to him due to the streamer’s popularity: “Despite the fact that I’m like an insect compared to him, in terms of like brand and size and everything, it’s very nice.”

LS repeated multiple times that xQc is a “real one”, showing his appreciation for his support and care.

It’s clear that xQc reaching out to LS really meant a lot to him and helped him get through the difficult patch. Sometimes, just reaching out to somebody going through a hard time can make a world of difference.

Now, it’s just great to see LS back on track with the League of Legends content and streaming again.