Ninja | Accuses Twitch of promoting stream +18 within your channel
Update: Emmett Shear, CEO of Twitch, made a statement saying, “This helps all streamers as it creates new connections in the community,” he wrote. “However, the obscene content that appeared on the offfline @ninja channel totally violates our Terms of Service and we have permanently suspended the account in question.”
Earlier this month, Ninja announced that he would leave Twitch to make lives only in Mixer. Instead of simply leaving his channel with nothing, Twitch decided to use it to promote other channels and direct Ninja fans to other places. However, on August 11, a +18 channel appeared as the main “Popular Fortnite channel” promoted on Ninja’s unused Twitch account.
Disgusted and so sorry. pic.twitter.com/gnUY5Kp52E
– Ninja (@Ninja) August 11, 2019
“There are other streamers that have partnered with other platforms and their streams and channels remain the same, you can see their VODs, they don’t promote other streams, they don’t promote other popular channels,” he explained. “But they do it on mine.”
It looks like the channel was quickly removed and Twitch is unlikely to be promoting it on purpose, and Ninja is very upset about the situation. In a video he posted on Twitter, he points out how his channel is the only one used to promote other channels, and he is “disgusted” with the promotion of a +18 channel on his account. Ninja also added that he is trying to take down his Twitch channel, or at least get Twitch to stop using it to promote other streamers.
At the time of writing, Twitch has not yet released a statement on the matter.