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Twitch streamer left stunned after being banned over an approved emote

Published: 23/Jan/2020 5:30

by Brad Norton

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Having streamed from his account for over five years, Twitch partner ‘Kordell’ was completely shocked to learn that he was suddenly banned due to previously approved emotes.

Typically, streamers on Twitch get banned for violating the community guidelines and engaging in some questionable activities while live.

From broadcasting explicit material to creating works of art that toe the line between safe for work and not, there’s often a relatively understandable reason behind most bans on the platform.

That has not been the case for ‘Kordell’ however as he was recently notified of his Twitch account being banned by absolutely no fault of his own.

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Custom Twitch emotes are typically offered as a bonus to new Subscribers.

Having received an email from Twitch on January 22, Kordell was made aware of an indefinite suspension to his account as a result of supposedly violating the community guidelines through the emotes or ‘cheermotes’ on his channel.

The cause of the controversy appears to stem from various emotes that were previously approved and implemented on Twitch. With the account being over five years old, the streamer explained how they had never even received so much as a warning.

Further adding to the confusion, Twitch failed to address exactly which emote or emotes were responsible for the violation and subsequent ban.

“I got perma-banned on twitch for an emote they approved without being told which one and have yet to receive any type of reply from support,” he said.

As outlined in the official Twitch Subscriber Emoticon Guide for Partners and Affiliates, those that are “in good standing” on the platform “will have their emoticons automatically approved.” 

Conversely, if a Twitch Partner is not in good standing, their emoticons will need to be approved through a manual process. 

It’s unclear whether Kordell was in good standing at the time in which his emotes were implemented on Twitch, or if an employee manually approved them after review.

Having each been permitted over the past few weeks however, the ban has certainly come as a shock to the streamer who was under the notion that everything he submitted was in line with Twitch standards.

More and more of the most popular content creators have been parting ways with the Amazon-owned streaming platform of late. 

While many prefer the freedom that other services afford, perhaps the lack of communication and often puzzling decisions such as this ban, have been significant factors for those seeking new homes.

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FaZe Clan reveal FaZe 5’s Top 100 finalists & next recruitment steps

Published: 23/Oct/2020 23:20

by Theo Salaun

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FaZe Clan’s FaZe 5 recruitment is nearing its finale, as 95 of the final top 100 candidates have officially been revealed. Next, the community will be able to select the five remaining content creators before FaZe announces the top 100’s challenge on Monday, October 26.

Back in August, FaZe Clan set the gaming world ablaze with a #FaZe5 challenge that gives everyone a chance to sign up and compete to become one of five new recruits to the organization in 2020. 

After months of deliberations and countless submissions, FaZe have tried to trim the finalists down to a top 100 before moving on to the next round of the challenge. But, as it turns out, the deciders are struggling to finish off their list and want to enlist the public for some help.

In a brand-new, highly anticipated hype video, FaZe announced 95 finalists with submission videos and highlights overlaid on some heavy, uptempo electronic music. Then, FaZe CBass explains what’s next.

Unsurprisingly, the majority of the content creators who made the final cut seem to be avid gamers focused on Call of Duty, Fortnite, Valorant, and Apex Legends. But there is some diversity, as fans might notice some highlights of Fall Guys, but then also visual art, music, and even clothing design.

Some of Call of Duty: Warzone’s more successful streamers and competitors also made the cut, as Nio, SuperEvan, and WarsZ all made the top 95. It’s not all high-level FPS streamers though, as the FaZe boys appear to have cast a wide net for the newest batch of recruits.

Among the more interesting content creators who are reaching the next round, the six-year-old Rowdy Rogan and MontoyaTwinz (Mya and Myka Montoya) are easy standouts. (It remains unclear if the Montoyas would take up one or two spots if they get into the final five.)

After flying through 95 impressive candidates, CBass cuts in to let people know that the list is too hard to cap off. 

“Everything we’ve looked through, we’ve been impressed by. We’ve sat through and watched absolutely everything we can and the honest truth is that there are way more than 100 people who are deserving of moving on to the next round of this challenge.”

Since the boys in red, black, and white can’t choose the final five, they’re allowing the community to do so. If fans have a creator who didn’t make the top 100, but deserves to, then they just need to hashtag “FaZe5” on Twitter and tag said creator. Then, on Monday, October 26, the official top 100 and next steps will be announced.