An Apex Legends professional player was banned from Twitch after it was discovered that he made his account when he was under 13.
Twenty-four-year-old Nelson “Xeratricky” Medina plays Apex Legends for FURIA professionally. He has been playing video games his whole life, creating a Twitch account over 11 years ago. But there’s one problem… Eleven years ago, Xeratricky was under 13.
Twitch’s Terms of Service states that gamers must be 13 or over to sign up for an account.
“Children under 13 may not use Twitch,” the streaming platform stated in its Guide for Parents.
Why was Xeratricky’s account deleted from Twitch?
So why was Xeratricky suddenly banned after all these years?
The Apex Legends pro had attempted to join Twitch’s Partner program in August 2022. The application was denied, with Twitch sending an appeal form back regarding his age. At the time, Xeratricky thought nothing of it and sent an ID at the end of September.
Then Xeratricky had to wait for Twitch’s response. He finally got it on October 7, but instead of getting Partner status, he got two emails telling him his account was permanently deleted.
Xeratricky admitted that he broke the rules but has still been a bit concerned about Twitch’s communication. His account had made a good amount of money and the Apex pro was worried about where it would all go due to the sudden deletion.
The Apex Legends community rallied behind Xeratricky, instantly following his new Twitch account. He got over 2,200 followers in just under a day.
Xeratricky’s original Twitch account had over 20,000 followers. So far, only time will tell if Xeratricky will get his followers back in full and if he’ll get his earnings back from his deleted account.