Update - July 31 - 4:00 PM PST
xQc has been unbanned by Twitch and his channel has been restored.
The original story is below.
Why is xQc banned?
The French Canadian revealed on stream on July 30 that Twitch reviewed a past broadcast of his where he watched a 2009 YouTube video called “Safe For Work Porn”. In it, pornographic clips are covered with cartoony images.
For example, in one of the clips, a woman performs fellatio, but the penis is covered by a cartoon banana.
xQc explained on stream that Twitch originally wasn’t going to suspend him, but upon further inspection, male nudity is visible in one frame.
“They said that in the video they watched there’s a frame that isn’t fully covered and there’s a piece… there’s a piece of dick that shows up at some point.”
How long will xQc be banned for?
“I’m getting banned for three days for it,” Lengyel told his viewers on July 30. “It’ll probably start like tomorrow.”
While he could possibly be banned for a different amount of time, Twitch suspensions normally last between one and thirty days. Dexerto has reached out to xQc for comment.
What’s next for xQc?
As Dexerto previously reported, Lengyel made the final seven-man roster for Team Canada’s Overwatch team. While he is suspended, he may try to get some practice in off-stream in preparation for the Overwatch World Cup at Blizzcon in November.
Additionally, he may continue his pursuit of organizing a tour of SpaceX with Elon Musk. on July 28 he tweeted, “Hey @elonmusk my community and I would love to learn about rockets and livestream a tour at @SpaceX . It would be amazing , maybe some Overwatch duos after?”
The superstar from Laval, Quebec ended his broadcast on July 30 by thanking his viewers for supporting the stream and for “being part of the dream, as I used to call it.”
One thing is for sure though: xQc will be back and ready to stream again.