“Torcedores Calma” – Twitch’s Most-Watched Streamer Unfazed by Shock Ban

Published 11/05/2021, 7:09 AM EDT


Twitch is the biggest streaming platform, and there are no two ways about it. But what precedes the streaming platform’s reputation is its irregular and inconsistent set of rules. And it looks like Twitch has made the headlines again for yet another ban.

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Brazilian Twitch star Gaules has been banned on the platform as of yesterday (November 4, 2021). This comes as a shock to the community given the streamer recently beat the likes of Félix “xQc” Lengyel to claim the top spot of the most popular streamer, raking up over 18.65 million hours of watch time.

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The regular NBA season kicked off this past month on October 19, and the NBA Brazil association partnered up with some of the most-watched content creators in their region to bring the sport to a wider range of audiences at no additional charges.

Of course, Alexandre “Gaules” Borba, the most watch streamer, was on the list. Gaules teamed up with NBA Brazil and Budweiser to co-stream 90 games on his channel. Unfortunately, Twitch decided to ban him while he was streaming today’s Los Angeles Lakers vs Oklahoma City Thunder game.

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Gaules’ response

As of the time of writing, the ex-CSGO professional player and coach has been banned for over 6 hours in what is his first official ban. But Gaules doesn’t seem to be too bothered by the ban as he delivered a few reassuring words to his fans via Twitter.

In his first tweet after the ban, Guales posted a picture that read “Torcedores Calma”, which translates to “calm down fans“. He later announced his team is already working on a solution and he should be back streaming NBA and the PGL Major Stockholm 2021 (CS: GO tournament) in no time.

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However, the official reason behind the ban is still unknown. But many speculate it might be related to Twitch’s geo-restrictions regarding the NBA streams. As surprising as it may be, while the ex-pro is an official NBA co-streamer, he is also a partner with the streaming platform.

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Fans can soon expect updates regarding the report. And while you wait, let us know what you think of Twitch’s decision to ban Gaules in the comment section.

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Tanay Grover

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Tanay Grover, an eSports writer for EssentiallySports, is currently pursuing a degree in technology. Before finding his way into the world of eSports, he worked on Social Media management. An enthusiastic soccer player who never played any other game except FIFA, he found his calling when he started playing Valorant and Pokemon GO.

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