Call of Duty Community Outraged at Activision’s Mysterious Ban on Wonder Kid

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December 12, 2020 3:38 pm

The Call of Duty franchise has always targeted an older audience owing to the use of weapon combat in the title. But this has never stopped notorious children from trying their hand at the game.

One such six-year-old prodigy, Rogan “RowdyRogan” Drew, made a name for himself in the community after shocking everyone with his Call of Duty: Warzone skills in streams and videos.

He also has the distinction of being a finalist in a FaZe Clan recruitment challenge. The wonder kid has 84,000 followers on the platform, with 118,000 subscribers on YouTube. But the young gamer received an unexpected ban from Activision while on a live stream on December 10.

In a clip shared by his father, who manages his social accounts, we can see Rogan in tears following his ban.

While the reason behind his ban remains clouded in mystery, the community believes that it has to do with the player’s age. Players need to be at least 13 years of age to play the title and Rogan is just half of that.

Will Activision make an exception?

Call of Duty: Warzone player RowdyRogan faces unexpected ban

Activision guidelines clearly state that a player needs to be at least 13 years of age to use its products. But the publisher also specifies that “parents and guardians familiarize themselves with parental controls available on Devices they provide to their child and accompany their child if aged under 13 years of age, or the applicable age in your jurisdiction, when online.” 

Rogan throughout his streams is accompanied by his father. It is possible that Activision might be contradicting its guidelines if the young gamer’s age is the reason behind the ban. However, without a specific reason for the ban, we don’t know if this is the case or not.

Rogan broke down after receiving the ban, and his father too seemed enraged. But he kept reassuring the six-year-old streamer, saying that they would “get it back” and that “it’s gotta be a mistake.”

Rogan’s lobbies had become a source of entertainment for the entire community. Unsurprisingly, the entire community voiced its opinion on social media to stand with the wonder kid.

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It is also possible that his ban might be a mistake on Activision’s part. But with the entire community rallying for his cause, it won’t be long before we see him back in action. Stay tuned for more updates!

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Nakul Ahuja

Nakul Ahuja is an Esports author at EssentiallySports. He has spent 11 years doing theatre and is currently preparing for his Master's degree in Journalism. Along the way, he hopes to rake in money as Ninja does. Ironically, he is a rather clumsy gamer. When he isn't writing, he can be seen brewing a perfect cup of cappuccino for himself. A cup of coffee, anyone?

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