The 5 Most Famous Streamers Who Got Banned On Twitch

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The 5 Most Famous Streamers Who Got Banned On Twitch

Because of Twitch’s abysmal policies and guidelines, streamers are getting banned left and right. But, who are the most famous streamers to get banned? Keep on reading to find out


Twitch is notorious for being a platform with many notorious policies and TOSs that are overwhelming. For this reason, there has not been a shortage of streamers who have been banned on the platform over the years for unconcealed breaking of rules, misunderstandings or accidental violation of the TOS, they are a common occurrence. It is oftentimes very frustrating for small streamers who earn a living on the platform. Even the most famous streamers on the platform were not safe from such sudden bans. Hence, here are our picks for the 5 most famous streamers who were banned on Twitch.

Kaitlyn “Amouranth” Siragusa

Kaitlyn “Amouranth” Siragusa

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  • Age: 29
  • Followers: 6.4M

Kaitlyn Siragusa, better known by her internet alias, “Amouranth” is an American influencer, internet celebrity, adult content creator and Twitch streamer. She is most popularly known for her ASMR and hot tub live streams that she does on Twitch. She was initially a cosplayer doing hospital visits or appearing at parties for children dressed up as different characters. Then she was approached in 2016 by Twitch themselves to join their platform. She was given the offer to join Twitch as a content creator and make her cosplay costumes on live stream. She accepted the offer and quickly became the most popular female streamer on the platform by 2021.

Because her niche of content being age restricted and inappropriate, she has faced many temporary bans on Twitch's platform over the years, 7 times in total. The bans started in 2019 with an innocent wardrobe malfunction and then she was banned again 6 months later in 2020 for unknown reasons. Her third ban stemmed from her showing an inappropriate picture on her stream, which was someone’s profile picture. She faced her fourth ban from Twitch after being mass reported by viewers because of her hot tub streams being borderline NSFW. She was then banned 2 more times, once in May 2023 for reasons shrouded in mystery and another most recently on July 18th for dancing inappropriately.  

Herschel “Dr Disrespect” Beahm IV

The 5 Most Famous Streamers Who Got Banned On Twitch - Herschel “Dr Disrespect” Beahm IV

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  • Age: 41
  • Followers: 4.47M

Herschel Beahm IV, better known by his internet alias, “Dr Disrespect” or “The Doc” is an American YouTuber and video gaming streamer. He began his streaming career even before Twitch had started from justin.tv in 2011. He was the community manager at Sledgehammer Games when he began his streaming career. He quit the job a few years later in 2015 to start streaming full-time. He gained popularity and rose up in the ranks because of his battle royale gameplays. He still plays games of the battle royale genre on his Youtube channel, which includes Player’sUnknown Battleground (PUBG), Apex Legends, H1Z1, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Call of Duty: Warzone, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) and Fortnite. 

Dr Disrespect was one of the only streamers that seemed to have a very amazing relationship with Twitch’s platform. Which is why it was so surprising when he was permanently banned out of nowhere. This happened right after he signed a multi-year exclusive streaming contract with Twitch, which left fans scratching their heads. When Dr Disrespect was asked about it, he told everyone that he had no idea why he was banned. This was arguably the most iconic and publicized Twitch case ban to ever exist since Dr Disrespect was a big streamer with over 4 million followers on the platform. Fortunately for Dr Disrespect, he moved to Youtube for streaming and maintained his fanbase as if nothing ever happened. 

Ismael “Wismichu” Prego

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  • Age: 29
  • Followers: 9.03M 

Ismael Prego, better known by his internet alias, “Wismichu” is a Spanish Twitch streamer and Youtuber. He is also an author and actor. He has written and published 2 comics, “Norman y Mix” and its sequel, “Norman y Mix 2: Hazte Villano.” He did a cameo in 2014 in the comedy crime film, “Torrente 5: Operación Eurovegas” and then starred in his directed film named “Bocadillo.” He starred in a documentary film directed by Carlo Padial named “Vosotros soís mi película” released in 2019. He is best known for his video blogs or “vlogs” where he does challenges. He portrays a satirical and dark sense of humor in his videos and streams which is why people enjoy his content. 

Just like other streamers who got banned for pointless reasons, Wismichu also got banned a whopping 3 times. All 3 of the times the bans were for pointless accidents that made 0 sense. For the first two times, Ismael got unbanned within 1 to 3 days. The first time he got banned was in February 2021 and he was unbanned after a day. The second time he got banned was a month after his first ban in March 2021, and he was unbanned after 3 days. The third time he got banned was in 2022 and it was because he showed an NSFW picture from Reddit for a split second, but fortunately, he was unbanned after a day.

Adin “AdinRoss” Ross

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  • Age: 22
  • Followers: 540K

Adin Ross, better known by his internet alias, “AdinRoss” is an American streamer and content creator. He was always interested in streaming from a young age. Hence, he began streaming in 2019 with his sister Naomi Ross on Twitch’s platform. Shortly afterward, he joined a group of players named “Always Excelling”, who played NBA 2K, a basketball simulation video game. He met Bronny James there, playing NBA 2K with him and that caused a huge growth spurt in his popularity until he was introduced to Lebron James, which made him even more popular. What truly made him one of the most famous streamers is when he started the hashtag, “#make2kfunagain”, which was the number 1 hashtag worldwide on the platform. 

Adin has one of the most controversial and longest history of bans to ever exist on Twitch’s platform. He got banned a total of 8 times by Twitch, which is impressive… in a bad way of course. His first ban in 2020 was lowkey, but his second ban in 2021 made headlines because fellow Youtuber, Zias used a homophobic slur on a voice call during Adin’s stream and the ban was lifted a day later because of his fans making #freeadin trending on Twitter. His next three bans were irrelevant and went mostly unnoticed since they were lifted in a short amount of time. The fifth ban on April 21, 2022, that followed was the worst of all his bans. 

This was because a 50-second clip went viral where on a voice call with fellow Twitch streamer, YourRAGE, Adin was heard using a homophobic slur. This time, he was banned after a full month in June 2022 and all his fans on social media rejoiced for his return to Twitch. He was banned again on November 10, 2022, for live-streaming the event of a SWAT team arriving at his home. This ban was given by Twitch for precautionary reasons and it was lifted quickly after 27 minutes in total. His last permaban was given on February 2023, for hateful conduct due to having no chat moderation. 

Steven “Destiny” Bonell II

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Credit: Destiny

  • Age: 35
  • Followers: 688K

 

Steven Bonell II, better known by his internet alias, “Destiny” is an American political commentator and streamer. He was one of the first people online, a pioneer of the industry to start streaming games full-time when Twitch was still justin.tv in 2011. His streaming career gained the most popularity in 2016 for his political debates content with fellow online personalities. He has debated on several topics with many popular online personalities including JonTron and Trihex. He has argued on the internet against both far-right politics and far-left politics. 

Destiny’s ban was given on March 2022, and it was an indefinite ban. The ban was given a few hours after he had featured multiple banned Twitch streamers on his live stream including Nick Fuentes, a white supremacist who is banned on all social media platforms permanently. Unfortunately, to this day, Destiny is unable to access his Twitch account. For this reason, he has transitioned to streaming and posting content full-time on Youtube and does not intend to return to Twitch anytime soon. He is thriving in the community with loyal viewers and fans who enjoy his political views on all things. 

Conclusion

Needless to say, Twitch is very strict with its streaming guidelines and policies. They are not afraid to ban any streamer for breaking them, whether it was intentional or accidental. Hence, every streamer should be more careful with their streaming content and what they say on stream. Make sure to warn your favorite streamers to be safe, because you don’t want them to end up on a famous banned streamers list. 

The 5 Most Famous Streamers Who Got Banned On Twitch
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