ZLaner Played on Twitch With Dr Disrespect And Didn’t Get Banned
ZLaner took part in a Twitch Rivals event, but before that, he streamed a few Warzone matches with Dr Disrespect. Somehow, the Facebook streamer wasn’t banned for the infraction! Dr Disrespect has been persona non grata – an unwelcome person on Twitch since being banned. It’s against the rules to feature a streamer on your channel that has already been banned. It’s a punishment that’s been handed down before. It’s in the same vein as circumventing the rules by making a second Twitch account. Clix for example hid Zayn’s name/voice in his stream, and still caught a week ban. Kannada had a 3-day ban for the same thing.
Brass Balls on ZLaner:
Did ZLaner not realize he was breaking the rules? He’s primarily a Facebook streamer after all. This isn’t the case at all. ZLaner talked about it while streaming, when asked about it. ZLaner’s response to Tim was, “I thought maybe it was only partnered streamers, but I understand, I kinda didn’t think it through, I might’ve not thought it through at all.”
That said, that doesn’t really matter to Twitch. They still expect everyone to know the rules when they’re streaming. So before taking part in the 75K Twitch Rivals Warzone tournament, he played a few matches with Dr Disrespect and TimTheTatman, despite the Two-Time being banned on the platform still. He’s also allegedly suing the platform, making this even more awkward.
His fans said he had “balls of steel” for even doing it in the first place. Other streamers have definitely been punished for less, and here’s ZLaner, about to compete for serious cash, openly breaking the rules on the platform with no real regard for the consequences. The official ruling from Twitch states the following:
“Any attempt to circumvent an account suspension or chat ban by using other accounts, identities, or by appearing on another user’s account will also result in an additional enforcement against your accounts, up to an indefinite suspension. In addition, it is prohibited to use your channel to knowingly feature or advertise a suspended user.”
This typically results in a few days ban from the platform, but ZLaner’s channel is still alive and well. It’s not like he’s a small-time streamer, either. According to our own Jake Lucky on Twitter, TimTheTatMan asked ZLaner if he was banned on Twitch for playing with Dr Disrespect. Jake said, “ZLaner said he received a little message about it in his inbox.” We can only imagine what it said. Either way, it sounds like ZLaner got off with little more than a slap on the wrist, for breaking one of the cardinal Twitch rules. What an interesting situation this has turned out to be!