Twitch streamer’s year-long ban for a joke lifted after friend speaks to staff at TwitchCon

Josh Taylor
Twitch streamer Skumnut

Twitch streamer Skumnut has been unbanned from the platform after his friend convinced staff at TwitchCon to let him back on nearly a year later.

Twitch bans have continued to impact all types of streamers, from smaller creators who get only a handful of viewers, to leading streamers with thousands of views.

The reasons for bans can be for various reasons, including hateful usernames, sexually suggestive content, offensive terms said by streamers, and more.

With so many creators on the leading streaming service, some smaller streamers have found it harder to get their bans unlifted over the years, even if they believe Twitch had made a mistake.

This was the case for Skumnut, who was permanently banned almost a year ago after he was permanently banned for joking about kicking his friend to death.

However, in a turn of events his long-awaited ban came to its ultimate end on October 24 after his friend managed to convince staff at TwitchCon to unban him.

Twitch streamer finally unbanned after friend talks to staff

StreamerBans confirmed the partnered streamer Skumnut had been unbanned via Twitter/X whose ban lasted 11 months and 6 days.

Skumnut responded to the post: “I always come back,” and further thanked fellow streamer Matt Apocolypse for talking to Twitch staff at the event and getting his indefinite ban revoked.

The streamer’s joke that caused the permanent ban involved him going into his friend’s stream and saying “I’m going to kick you to death.” The fellow creator laughed off the comment at the time and explained to his viewers that Skumnut said it because he had just finished a “kick-only” playthrough of God of War.

Aside from bans, while Twitch’s CEO Dan Clancy was at TwitchCon he instead found out he had been rejected by the partnership program.

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