Twitch bans s1mple for using homophobic slur during CS:GO stream

He says Twitch doesn't understand the context of the word.


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive star and Natus Vincere AWPer Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev has been banned from Twitch for a second time.

The professional player was banned in August for using a homophobic slur while streaming with his teammate Kirill ‘Boombl4’ Mikhailo, and according to one Redditor, s1mple has been given a slap on the wrist for using a variation of that word on his last stream on November 11.

S1mple is widely regarded as one of the best CS:GO players in the world, and regularly takes to Twitch to share his gameplay and advice with his 995,000 followers. However, after his latest ban, the Ukrainian has since hit out at the streaming platform, calling them “stupid” for not understanding how one word can be used in different contexts.

“Another ban, stupid Twitch doesn’t understand the same word in different contexts,” s1mple says on Twitter. “I’m tired of streaming on a terrible platform, always choosing the right words. If u give ban for nothing, then the rules should be the same for other streamers as well.”

The use of the word contravenes Twitch’s Community Guidelines and more specifically fits into the category of “hateful conduct towards a person or group of people.”

Since writing the above Tweet, s1mple’s fans have implored him to explore ventures with other platforms, such as Mixer or Caffeine. He’s since tweeted that he wants Twitch to cancel his partnership.