Twitch is up to its typical shenanigans once again, banning user Mega64 after a minor issue arose during a Christmas stream on Sunday.
It’s undeniable that streaming platform Twitch is out of touch with its users, and its bewildering decision to ban Mega64 is just the latest evidence
The ban on Mega64 came during a Christmas streaming event on the channel Sunday. The event featured an eating competition.
Unfortunately, one of the streamers overate and ended up throwing up on the stream. It was shortly after this the ban went into effect.
Now, Twitch has to deal with angry fans calling for it to bring Mega64 back. They are doing this by sharing the hashtag “#unbanmega64” on Twitter.
Plenty of Mega64 fans are arguing that the ban is unfair due to the nature of vomiting. It’s not exactly something the person can always control, which appears to be the case with last night’s stream.
Critics are also calling Twitch out for its unclear rules on bans.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a discussion about Twitch bans without bringing up Alinity. There’s no shortage of Twitter users talking about her various misdeeds on the streaming service without so much as getting a slap on the wrist.
The most recent controversy surrounding Alinity comes from her dog being a little too friendly during her streams. That set off loads of people and even elicited a response from PETA.
There’s no arguing that the Mega64 ban is unjust. Twitch needs to listen to its viewers; otherwise, this controversy could spiral into another permanent black mark on the streaming service.
This isn’t the look Twitch needs right now with streamers making the jump over to Mixer, either. It should work harder to retain viewers, not push them away with stupid bans.
Last modified: September 23, 2020 1:24 PM