Spanish streamer and former League of Legends caster Ibai ‘Ibai’ Llanos has been banned on Twitch after a guest flashed their buttocks on stream.
This appears to be the reason for his latest ban, where a guest exposed themselves during a rap battle event.
Ibai explained on Twitter: “During the weekend battles, one of the boys showed his ass. I desperately yelled a “NOOOO” as he turned around but I couldn’t help it.
“The three times I have been banned have been for three things totally external to me. There is no context, people have the power to ban you on Twitch. Be careful who you invite to your channels. This is the jungle. Take care.”
As Ibai states, it’s not the first time he’s been banned on Twitch. He was banned for three days in May 2020 and for one day earlier in January this year. One of his previous bans was because a user joined a game of Geoguesser with an explicit image in their profile picture.
It’s not clear how long his latest ban is, but it will likely be another short temporary ban.
In its terms of service, Twitch says that ‘nudity and sexually explicit content or activities’ are prohibited.
Ibai built a name for himself with his passionate commentary style in League of Legends. He previously cast the Spanish LVP in recent years before moving away to become a full-time content creator in early 2020. He was also a streamer for G2 Esports for a short stint.
While Ibai says he’s been banned for things external to him, he as a broadcaster ultimately has the responsibility for the content in his streams. The ban demonstrates the risks streamers take by inviting third-parties into their streams.
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