Asmongold hit with ban from Twitch, here’s why it happened

Steven Rondina • June 10, 2022 9:13 pm

Asmongold will not be on Twitch for a time after his alternate account was slapped with a fresh ban.

Judging strictly from outward appearances on his main Twitch channel, everything is fine with Asmongold. Bans typically yield the dreaded “time machine” screen and Asmongold’s Twitch account is up and his VODs and clips can still be freely accessed.

The trouble is that while Asmongold’s primary Twitch account is still up, his alternate account has been suspended. This means that he is effectively banned from Twitch as a whole across all accounts. If he attempted to stream on his main channel, he would likely be hit with a more severe punishment for ban evasion.

Why did Asmongold get a Twitch ban?

According to Asmongold, he received a ban from Twitch for racial epithets appearing in Diablo Immortal’s user chat.

Shortly after news of the ban broke, Asmongold released a video discussing a delay to his upcoming broadcasts of Final Fantasy XIV. According to the streamer, he was dealt a ban from Twitch for something completely out of his control.

“I was streaming Diablo Immortal, which to be fair I think that in itself should be grounds for a suspension. But unfortunately, Twitch did something even dumber than that. They decided to suspend me for hateful and unmoderated conduct in my chat. And I’m not talking about my chat on Twitch, I’m talking about my chat box on Diablo Immortal,” Asmongold said in a YouTube video discussing the situation.

He noted that the ban actually came just 10 minutes after the offending speech was seen on his stream. Asmongold also confirmed that he will not be able to stream on his primary Twitch account for the duration of the ban for fear of another heavier suspension for ban evasion.

The good news for fans of Asmongold is that this Twitch ban won’t keep him out of commission for long. The ban is for just 24 hours, so expect him to be back in action next week.

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