LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Oleksandr Kostyliev aka 's1mple' celebrates winning the challenge as OMEN by HP host the World's best CS:GO players in a unique 1 vs 1 tournament, using a custom built map and a mixed and augmented reality broadcast, on September 20, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images for OMEN by HP)

The one thing most people have become familiar with since the ban of Dr. Disrespect is that when Twitch bans an account, they don’t give you a reason. It’s just gone, and no further explanation. Recently, CS:GO superstar Oleksandr Kostyliev a.k.a. S1mple was banned from the streaming service, and he was not going to go quietly into the night when it happened.


Shroud finally breaks his silence since the end of Mixer and sends a tweet for the first time in almost 40 days that hints that he could be going pro in Valorant, a CS:GO legend gets banned from Twitch and then pulls a Dr. Disrespect while calling out fake channels, and Overwatch confirms that nerfing the double shield meta is their biggest priority.

Both S1mple and his former Na’VI teammate Zeus was banned at the same time, and as we’ve covered, we told nothing when it comes to what lead to removal from the site. But with no information, S1mple has no idea how long this ban is either going to last or if it’s even a permanent one. When left with no other options, S1mple went full Dr. Disrespect


Champions Club,
Twitch has not notified me on the specific reason behind their decision… Firm handshakes to all for the support during this difficult time.
While I’m enjoying my ban we can all enjoy my other streams with “great” giveaways that everyone can “easily” win -s1mple

If that tweet looks familiar, it’s because it’s an almost copy-paste version of Dr. Disrespect’s from almost exactly one month ago. In that tweet, S1mple refers to “other streams with great giveaways”. This is a very pointedly sharp attack on the fact that Twitch allows TONS of fake streams, all pretending to be S1mple, to stay on the platform and are usually riddled with fake giveaways that can infect people’s machines with viruses if they get suckered into trying to participate. 

This isn’t S1mple’s first time getting banned from Twitch, so I’m sure he will be able to survive this one as well, but what is going on with all of these high profile bans happening lately? Crazy world we are living in!


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