This year alone, those responsible at Twitch have already banned over 270 partners on the platform. As a result of the pandemic, the streaming offer has recently gained significantly in interest. On average, there are currently over 3 million users on Twitch at the same time. More than two billion hours of content are viewed on the platform every month. Because of some violations, numerous partners had to be temporarily or even permanently blocked.
321 individual bans were distributed in the first two months of the year. The Ukrainian dota caster Vladislav "KVYZEE" Kovalchuk, who has already had to take a break six times, is in first place among the banned Twitch partners in 2021. On the website of StreamerBans Twitch bans can be easily tracked. Over 47,000 partners are listed there. In January, those responsible had to pronounce 173 bans – in February it was a little less with 148 bans. In the past, Twitch has made headlines when it comes to banning a famous streamer.
One of the most prominent examples is the ban on Guy "DrDisRespect" Beahm, who was thrown from the platform last year. Just three months after the streamer signed an exclusive deal with Twitch. To date, no reasons on the subject have been disclosed. DrDisRespect is now active on YouTube Gaming. After the attack on the Washington Capitol, Twitch also banned Donald Trump's channel indefinitely.
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