Overwatch ban

Official Overwatch Twitch account banned ahead of OW 2 beta

By Olivia Richman

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Mar 25, 2022

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Overwatch fans are confused as to why the official Korean Overwatch account was banned from Twitch.

On March 24, the Overwatch community noticed that OverwatchKR was suspended from the streaming platform. This is the official account for Overwatch in Korea, which makes it quite surprising to see it in trouble on Twitch. It’s now been five days since the account has been down.

Why was Overwatch banned on Twitch?

OverwatchKR was last live on March 18, broadcasting a match between Talon and O2 Blast. The account, which is an official Twitch Partner, was then banned on March 24. Since then, fans have been wondering what happened since the account is official.

It’s possible that OverwatchKR went against community guidelines in some way, but the specifics are unclear. Disgruntled Overwatch fans reveled in the turn of events.

Many joked that the account wasn’t banned, but simply died since it had no content worth sharing. Gamers in the replies said that Overwatch is “dead.” One person mocked surprise that Overwatch is still a thing, with another answering “barely.”

While it’s true that Overwatch isn’t as popular as it once was, interest in the game has increased thanks to the upcoming Overwatch 2 beta. The OverwatchKR account being down could be a problem if Blizzard wants to showcase pros playing Overwatch 2 in the near future.

When is the Overwatch 2 beta?

Blizzard stated that the Overwatch 2 beta arrives on April 26. Getting a certain date is a relief to the Overwatch fandom, which has felt left in the dark for the past few years as Overwatch 2 continued to be delayed.

The bad news is that the beta is closed for the time being and is exclusive to PC players.

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