You want to get banned from Twitch? There are many ways to achieve that, but honestly, it isn’t worth having your name crossed off.
Unfortunately for famous Twitch streamer Paul “Ice_Poseidon” Denino, he was excorted out from the airplane he was flying on following a bomb threat issued under his person. Of course, Denino is innocent and in no way involved with the threat. However, this has caused his Twitch account to be banned, reports DotEsport.com.
The incident took place on April 28th, 2017, on a flight from California to Arizona. As it turns out, the streamer would have shared the information of his flight during a live stream that took place earlier on that day, from the airport. When we landed, the police took Denino out from the aircraft. In an interview with ABC Arizona (below), he explains that someone just called and while pretending to be him, claimed to have a bomb on board of the plane.
“I felt really bad for everybody on the plane because they just had to sit there because of this guy who called. He called in and said that I had a bomb on the plane. He was pretending to be me.” – Ice_Poseidon to ABC News.
The main issue here isn’t the fact that he was swatted – this happens a lot more often then we think. The problem is that following his accusation, Twitch banned his account and prohibited him for stream using their platform due to a breach of the Terms of Service. As it turns out, you are not allowed to tell your followers where you are streaming from. Funny thing about that is that at the moment Denino was captured and then released by the police, nothing in the Terms of Service mentioned such a rule. As a matter of a fact, the document was updated afterwards.
In a comment, Denino announced that his platform of choice is now YouTube.
“YouTube Live is a better platform for IRL streaming and only in real life streaming when you compare rules of the two different sites.” – Paul Denino
The streamer claimed that he will work alongside YouTube in order to help the platform compete with Twitch as a livestreaming option.