Former professional Super Smash Bros. player Gonzalo ‘ZeRo’ Barrios has been permanently banned from Twitch following allegations of sexual misconduct. The player, who admitted to sending inappropriate messages to a minor, will no longer have a presence on the platform.
Twitch, which is “actively looking into” allegations made about streamers on its platform, banned ZeRo following a thorough investigation. Earlier this month, ZeRo admitted the allegations against him were true in a TwitLonger statement.
That statement was made at the beginning of July, and since then ZeRo has lost his partnership with Tempo Storm and has almost completely removed himself from social media platforms. According to Tempo Storm, ZeRo “confessed to these allegations,” so the organisation severed all ties with him, despite respecting his transparency.
This Twitch ban seems to be permanent and no statement has been made from the platform, nor the player. It is likely to be permanent though as Twitch has been banning accounts linked to abuse allegations, such as League of Legends player Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz.
Since ZeRo said he was “banning himself” from future Smash events, it’s unlikely that we’ll see him make an appearance again.