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OTV Rust server bans Twitch streamer Ser Winter after PvP abuses

Published: 9/Jan/2021 16:29 Updated: 10/Jan/2021 4:06

by Luke Edwards


The admins of the popular OfflineTV Rust server have banned Twitch streamer Ser Winter after he controversially ambushed and killed Tyler ‘Trainwrecks’ Niknam.

While Rust content on Twitch has since been taken over by already popular streamers like xQc and shroud, Ser Winter is a longtime dedicated Rust content creator, with 386 hours streamed on the game. He has over 64k followers, and was a feature of the new Rust OfflineTV server, which looked to combine the dedicated Rust streamers with more popular figures.

However, this collision of old and new hasn’t gone down smoothly so far. With the server being dedicated to roleplay, Ser Winter was criticized for ambushing and killing Trainwrecks, prompting outrage both from Train and other streamers including xQc and nmp on social media.

Much of the criticism focused on Ser Winter using his advanced experience of Rust to exploit other members of the server and prevent them from enjoying themselves. He initially defended himself from the accusations of ‘clout chasing’, but his position on the server has nonetheless been since revoked.

Ser Winter banned from Rust server

Ser Winter announced he had been “humbly banned” by the moderators of the OfflineTV server, and he accepted the decision.

He said: “Guys, the Rust OTV servers are great for our community right now, and I did have a lot of fun on there, but it’s the end of an era. I’ve been humbly banned, which is completely fair and fine.”

The reaction to his ban hasn’t been particularly sympathetic. “100% deserved,” while another said, “nothing of value was lost.”

Ser Winter then accused one ‘massive streamer’ of abusing the Twitter block function to stalk his replies. “This is horrendous,” he said. “These dudes need to chill. I’ve been pretty cool about everything, and they’re out here acting like I kicked their dog.”

The server’s admin, Abe, is clearly not happy with the situation, as he later tweeted a lone angry face.

Ser Winter isn’t the only streamer to have drawn controversy for their actions on the server. Zuckles was also accused of metagaming against xQc and has since been banned.

One thing’s for sure: anyone who thought introducing a new server would end the Rust Twitch controversies will have been badly mistaken.


Virtual streamer CodeMiko banned from Twitch for third time

Published: 19/Jan/2021 10:40 Updated: 19/Jan/2021 10:53

by Connor Bennett


Popular virtual streamer CodeMiko has been banned from Twitch for the third time, leaving some fans asking if this is a permanent ban. 

Over the years, Twitch streamers have come up with different ways to stand out from the crowd instead of just being world-class at certain games. Some have ramped up production in a major way and you can’t really take your eyes off it.

That includes VTubers and virtual streamers too, who use a digital avatar, editing, and even in some cases, a motion capture suit, to replace themselves on-screen and take on a different persona. 

In the last few weeks, Codemiko – a streamer who takes the VTuber concept to a whole new level – has been getting massive numbers on Twitch. However, she’s now been banned, yet again. 

CodeMiko on a livestream
Twitch: CodeMiko
CodeMiko is a virtual streamer with 50,000 followers on Twitch

The ban came on January 19 after StreamerBans, who tracks all the different bans – temporary or permanent – on Twitch, tweeted that CodeMiko had been suspended by Twitch. 

The reason for the ban, or its length, is unknown but some fans were quick to speculate on the reason. Some suggested that it was because she used the word Simp – which was recently banned by Twitch. 

Others noted that in a previous stream, where she was interviewing fellow streamer PayMoneyWubby, Codemiko was incredibly drunk and could have been banned for that. Twitch does have some strict rules around drinking on stream, especially if you get out of hand and overindulge. 

There’s no way of confirming just why she’s banned, or how long the ban will last unless the streamer reveals it herself. Twitch typically does not comment on individual bans.

The only thing she’s posted regarding the ban was the ‘sadge’ meme.

This would be her third ban, previously being banned twice in September of 2020.

However, a streamer has to be banned three times within a three month period to rack up a permanent ban, so, she’ll probably be back at some point in the near future.