Game News Alcohol and replica guns: Russian devs go wild on Twitch
Published on 03/01/2023 at 15:56
A difficult start to the year for the developers of the shooter Escape From Tarkov! Live on Twitch to celebrate a new major update, the Russian team of Battlestate Games has been banned from the streaming platform. An interruption that falls in the middle of the Twitch drops campaign.
Why did Battlestate Games get banned from Twitch?
For the new Escape From Tarkov update, a Twitch drops campaign has been set up. As a reminder, this allows players to obtain rewards by watching live content related to this Russian shooter. It was during this event that the Battlestate Games channel got banned. This is not the first time this has happened to the Russian company, which had a similar experience on the same streaming platform in 2019, due to a member of the team who allegedly mimed a suicidal act. This time, the reason for the ban has not been stated clearly, but netizens assume that it is because the devs wielded dummy guns pretending to shoot each other. It was also reported that at least one person during the live was intoxicated.which may violate Twitch’s Community Guidelines.
Bottom Line: Fake Guns and Alcohol Don’t Mix on Twitch. The streaming platform has zero tolerance for anything that goes against its rules. “Wielding deadly or dangerous weapons, such as firearms, knives or explosives.”, this ban seems to illustrate what happened during the Battlestate Games stream. Although the official channel is no longer available due to its ban, players can continue to receive Twitch drops rewards by watching popular players play Escape From Tarkov.