Twitch has banned NoPixel 3.0 streamer ‘RatedEpicz’ after an in-game incident, however the circumstances have pulled the platform’s double standards into question.
Dexerto states “GTA roleplaying (RP) is taking over Twitch yet again. With streamers like Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel, Jaryd ‘summit1g’ Lazar, and more getting back on the trend, servers like NoPixel 3.0 are popping yet again.The Rockstar title, first released in Sep. 2013, isn’t known for being the most family-friendly. Lives of high crime, and the trimmings that come with that, are the norm. However, RP servers make the experience a little bit more tame.”
So, when RatedEpicz decided to enter the Vanilla Unicorn in GTA 5 as part of his RP , he didn’t really think about it. The adult club is part of the game, and people have gone there before.
But Twitch ended up banning the streamer on twitch.
“They got me boys. Hold it down,” he said on Twitter. later he said in Discord that he believes “being in the VU” was the main reason behind his suspension.
While this is a minor band the fans are still mad because of there multiple standards for multiple reasons.
“The first is there are a number of other streamers doing worse things through GTA RP. The notorious Ricegum was highlighted as one case of being seemingly above Twitch’s law when it comes to roleplay streams.”
Dexerto also said “The second is the Vanilla Unicorn is a part of the game anyone can enter. While not explicit entirely, the heavy suggestions might toe the line of Twitch’s adult content policy. However, many believe it should be whitelisted.”
A number of streamers were informed of this situation, and they have not went near the area for that sole reason. The number of warnings handed out has forced the NoPixel devs to shut down that part of the map.
Source(s) Dexerto, Rockstar