Famous Twitch "Call of Duty" game streamer from the United Kingdom, Thomas "Tommey" Trewen, was hit with a temporary ban on the platform.
The content creator, who works as a streamer for 100 Thieves, was hit by a 2-week ban because he revealed non-sensitive personal information in a VOD, according to Dexetro.
U.K. Twitch streamer temporary ban
However, Dexetro stated that the reason behind that ban was not clear and specific. Tommey said that the platform did not give him a clear reason as to why he was banned from streaming. Tommey said that the whole incident is bizarre, according to Esports News UK.
Tommey posted about the incident on his personal Twitter account and said that he received a very vague reason without any context. He added that he has been on Twitch for a decade and that the platform is his life and one of the things that he enjoyed doing.
Despite the disappointing news, he remained positive and thanked the streaming community for their support. The 2-week ban is not long, and fans of the streamer are sure that he will be able to pick up where he left off once the ban is lifted.
Twitch is known not to speak publicly about the bands that they hand off to streamers. One incident is that of Dr. Disrespect, who was banned from Twitch in 2020, and it has not been fully clear why.
Tommey has had a very long "Call of Duty" career, and he has played for a lot of orgs over the decade, from Dignitas to Vitality, Fnatic, Millenium, and more. He has more than 150,000 followers on Twitter and he has been one of the most well-known "Call of Duty" players from the U.K.
As for the United States market, Tommey is signed to 100 Thieves as a content creator, but the U.K.'s own "Call of Duty League" side is the London Royal Ravens.
The Ravens' homestand event was one of the last esports events in the U.K. before the coronavirus pandemic forced the country to go on lockdown.
Aside from streamers, Twitch is also known to ban words on the platform. Last year, the platform banned streamers and netizens from using the term "simp."
Simp is a recent favorite in the online community that refers to men who are desperate for women's attention. The word was banned because it was used as an insult, and it was added to Twitch's harassment policy. The words "virgin" and "incel" were also banned too as they were also used as insults.
The policy took effect on Jan. 22, but the warning was sent out on December 2020. The new policy also includes stricter rules around sexual harassment and gave Twitch more leeway to ban both the streamers and commenters who make offensive comments and spew insults.
According to The Verge, the policy came after Twitch was inundated with reports of harassment within the community and complaints that the platform ignored the issue. Twitch said back in June that it will continue to make the platform a safer environment.
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Written by Sieeka Khan