Twitch streamer Pokimane shockingly receives first-ever Twitch ban
Dimapur, Jan. 9 (EMN): Popular Twitch streamer and OfflineTV star Imane “Pokimane” Anys received her first-ever ban on Twitch on Saturday after the streamer was deemed to have violated Twitch’s “terms of service” for hosting a watch-party for the popular animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender on her livestream.
This is Pokimane’s first-ever Twitch ban and the news about her ban came as a shock to not only her fans but the entire Twitch community.
It has to be mentioned that Pokimane is not the first streamer to livestream TV shows. For instance, in December of 2021, fellow streamers Félix “xQc” Lengyel and Hasan “HasanAbi’ Piker streamed and reacted to the popular competitive cooking show MasterChef on their channels.
THE MASTERCHEF META IS OVER! pic.twitter.com/PRd46aJMbo— hasanabi (@hasanthehun) January 8, 2022
xQc and Hasanabi were met with criticism for streaming the show on their channels, particularly from celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, and got a DMCA strike for their antics right after Pokimane was slapped with a ban.
In Pokimane’s case, the Avatar: The Last Airbender animated series is only available on paid platforms and hence this could explain why the streamer also ran into trouble like her peers.
Pokimane took to Twitter to confirm the ban and was quite humorous about it. She wrote, “the fire nation attacked,” obviously hinting to the animated series and confirmed that she had received a 48 hour ban from the platform.
the fire nation attacked— pokimane (@pokimanelol) January 8, 2022
While Pokimane’s channel will likely be reinstated, it has to be said that the “TV meta” might be on its last legs following the DMCA strikes on arguably Twitch’s most popular streamers.
The streamer herself agrees that the situation was justified saying, “Just to be clear, i’m not surprised and i don’t think this is unfair. imo, it was inevitable that publishers would take action, on me or someone else, during this react meta.”