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xQc banned on Twitch for third time after showing “explicit content”

Published: 12/Jun/2020 7:45

by Andrew Amos


One of Twitch’s biggest streamers, Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel, has felt the wrath of the platform’s banhammer for the third time. This time, it was an explicit content charge that undid the French-Canadian star.

The Overwatch-pro-turned-streaming-phenom is consistently at the top of Twitch. However, xQc is known for toeing the line with Twitch rules and community guidelines when creating his incredibly popular streams.

He once again crossed that line on June 11, forcing Twitch’s hand to take down his channel once again.

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xQc has been banned on Twitch for the third time.

Why was xQc banned on Twitch?

The streamer had his channel taken down late on June 11 for apparently showing “a gorilla supposedly f***ing another for about a second by accident,” he said on Twitter.

“Banned for 24 hours. A little confused, considering the nature of the video, length, and in reality, if it’s an actual concern or if there’s actually any damage done. No one thought anything of it, it was even in a meme format.”

Twitch’s Community Guidelines state that “explicit content or activities” are banned on the platform. This is likely what got xQc banned, but the streamer didn’t clarify the specific reason his channel was taken down.

xQc not taken down by DMCA

Popular community consensus was that the former Overwatch pro was issued a DMCA takedown.

However, fellow Twitch streamer ‘Adept’ clarified xQc wasn’t banned over a DMCA takedown at the end of her stream. She didn’t specify what it was for though until the streamer tweeted about it.

“We don’t wanna get DMCA’d, which, by the way, is not why xQc got banned, but keep talking like you know what’s going on,” she said at the end of her stream.

It comes after a week where many Twitch streamers were struck with mass DMCA takedown requests from record labels. The platform said the June 7 affair was “the first time [it has] received mass DMCA claims against clips.”

Since then, the streaming community has been cautious about using copyrighted material on their broadcasts. Twitch has also been putting new policies in place to help protect streamers and rights holders alike.

xQc’s account will be unbanned late on June 12, so it’s likely we won’t see the former Overwatch star hit the airwaves until June 13.


Larray, Sienna Gomez sweep TikTok Room Awards: full results and winners

Published: 29/Nov/2020 3:15 Updated: 29/Nov/2020 3:24

by Charlotte Colombo


Popular drama page TikTok Room have used their 1.8 million followers to crown the best of the platform on November 28, and there were two names constantly popping up: Larray and Sienna Gomez.

The TikTok Room Awards Show for 2020 was the drama page’s first attempt at trying to determine who the best creator on the platform was, and it was a hit.

With plenty of competition, hundreds of thousands of fans voted for their favorite creators. However, as with any award show, only a handful can be recognized.

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Charli D’Amelio picked up three TikTok Room awards, but missed best female TikToker.

Larray and Sienna Gomez sweep TikTok Room Awards

While creators like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, Jacob Sartorius, and Bryce Hall tried to rally their fanbases to vote by getting behind the project, two names popped up time and time again: Larray and Sienna Gomez.

The former won three awards, including Best YouTuber, Funniest TikToker, and Best Diss Track. He wasn’t the only multi-award male winner, with James Charles picking up Best Makeup and Most Achieved, while the Wright brothers Jack and James got another three awards between them.

Vinnie Hacker only picked up one award for the night, but it was the biggest for the men: Favorite TikToker.

On the Female side of the awards, Sienna Gomez and Charli D’Amelio were dominating the categories. Gomez picked up seven awards, including Most Positive, Kindest TikToker, and Least Problematic. She also bagged the biggest prize of them all: Best TikToker.

The younger D’Amelio sister, who hit 100 million followers on TikTok on November 22, also picked up three awards, including Most Achieved.

What were the categories, and who were the winners?

The TikTok Room awards consisted of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Best style (female): Avani Gregg
  • Best house: Sway Boys
  • Best YouTuber: Larray
  • Best song: Jaden Hossler (Angels and Demons)
  • Best style (male): Chase Hudson
  • Most positive: Sienna Gomez
  • Most active with fans: Charli D’Amelio
  • Best makeup: James Charles
  • Best fandom: Sienna Mae
  • Best group/duo: 4freakshow
  • Best diss track: Larray (Cancelled)
  • Best hair: Devyn Winkler
  • Best clapbacks/comebacks: James Charles
  • Best dance creator: Haley Sharpe
  • Most talented musician: Jaden Hossler
  • Kindest TikToker: Sienna Gomez
  • Best role model: Sienna Gomez
  • Most achieved (male): James Charles
  • Most achieved (female): Charli D’Amelio
  • Least problematic (male): Jack Wright
  • Least problematic (female): Sienna Gomez
  • Best dancer (male): Jack and James Wright
  • Best dancer (female): Charli D’Amelio
  • Funniest TikToker: Larray
  • Best ship: Sienna Gomez and Jack Wright
  • Best couple: Dixie D’Amelio and Noah Beck
  • Favourite TikToker (male): Vinnie Hacker
  • Favourite Influencer (female): Sienna Gomez