Former Overwatch pro 'xQc' receives another suspension from Twitch

Author

SAMRIDDHA SAHA (Gl1tch_mast3r)

Date

Jun, 13.2020

French-Canadian streamer and former Overwatch pro Felix “xQc” Lengyel with over 35,000 subscribers on Twitch was handed a suspension for accidentally showing two gorrillas having sex during a live stream. During his professional Overwatch career, xQc was known for his controversial acts and several punishments he received both from the Overwatch League, as well as from his team as a result of misusing the reporting system, abusive chat, and throwing a competitive game. His recent ban comes after he accidentally opened a video sent in by a viewer that showed the Nintendo GameCube loading animation. Before xQc knew what hit him, the video quickly flashed to a clip of two gorillas going at it.This is xQc's third suspension from Twitch. xQc was previously banned from Twitch for accidentally showing nudity back in February and was also banned for accidental nudity in 2019.

According to the Twitch Community Guidelines, “nudity and explicit content are prohibited” on the platform. By the looks of it, xQc didn’t do it intentionally and his ban will last for only 24 hours.

BANNED FOR 24 HOURS, SHOWED A GORILLA SUPPOSEDLY FUCKING ANOTHER FOR ABOUT A SECOND BY ACCIDENT. NOTHING TO SEE HERE, MOVE ALONG. ENJOY YOUR DAY.

— xQc (@xQc) June 12, 2020

After he received the ban, xQc's claims that he only showed the offending video for "for about a second", adding "nothing to see here, move along."xQc also claimed he was a "little confused" about the ban explaining that Twitch's Terms of Service are "very nebulous" when it comes to animals, but that ultimately he will not be fighting the ban.