UK Apex Legends streamer Shivam ‘ShivFPS’ Patel has received a temporary ban from livestreaming platform Twitch.
The player, who streams for Luminosity Gaming, received a seven-day Twitch ban after retaliating to a player known as Tufi, who has been accused of streamsniping, hacking and harassment, including racism.
Shiv explained the situation in the following tweet, saying that the hacker was streamsniping him and bugging the community, which caused him to rage in-game after killing Tufi:
Shiv added: “I still don’t know the exact cause [for my ban], because they said the vod/clips that caused the suspension were deleted, by whom I don’t know. I just assumed it was from this being spam reported by probably the hacker/cheater himself, who later probably deleted the clips himself. Sadge.
“And may I add and let it be known Twitch, I believe the person who was targeting and harassing me should be in jail. A few words wouldn’t mean shit to the justice that should actually be done about this whole situation, period.”
Shiv told Esports News UK he would like to appeal the ban, which he first revealed he had received back on April 22nd.
He also went on to share some abuse he’s apparently received from Tufi, including a string of harmful and racist comments:
Shiv has taken part in a number of Apex Legends tournaments since the FPS game was launched in 2019 by Respawn Entertainment and EA. He currently has 122,000 followers on Twitter and almost 200,000 subscribers on YouTube.
Esports News UK has contacted EA and Twitch for comment and will update this article if we hear back from them.
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