Valorant Pro Openly Stream Snipes Another Pro and Gets Immediately Banned on Twitch

Published 06/10/2021, 6:27 AM EDT


With the advent of online platforms of entertainment like YouTube and Twitch, there has been a simultaneous increase in malicious players too. This faction includes hackers, cheaters, and stream snipers who primarily play popular multiplayer games such as Valorant, Apex Legends, Fortnite, and Call of Duty Warzone.

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As compared to Warzone and Apex Legends, Valorant has done a much better job in banning offensive players. Regardless, it is unlikely that activities like stream sniping will ever end permanently.

This is self-evident from a recent incident, where a pro player blatantly denied that he was stream sniping. However, fans were quick to notice his lies, and he faced the consequences for it.

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Twitch bans Valorant pro player for stream sniping

S2Aval is an aspiring Valorant pro player and streamer. He is undoubtedly a skilled player and has even reached Radiant in ranked mode.

During a recent stream, S2Aval faced another pro player named diaamond. Instead of enjoying an intense game with an equally skilled player, S2Aval went to diaamond’s stream and constantly stream sniped him. Even after the latter called him out for stream sniping frequently, S2Aval kept denying the claims.

Soon after, S2Aval made a big mistake by pressing Alt+Tab, which showcased all his ongoing tasks on stream. Surprisingly, he was watching diaamond’s stream on Twitch.

Diaamond even clipped the incident and posted it on Twitter and Reddit.

Pro Valorant Player streams himself stream sniping while denying it from LivestreamFail

Even though Valorant hasn’t taken any action against S2Aval, Twitch has banned the pro player. All his content is no longer available on the platform, and it is safe to assume this happened after diaamond’s supporters mass reported him.

Jake Lucky, from Esports Talk, also confirmed that Twitch has banned S2A.

Stream sniping is against Twitch’s TOS

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It is worth noting that Twitch does not tolerate any sort of malicious activity by its creators in an online game.

Twitch’s TOS clearly mentions, “Any activity, such as cheating, hacking, botting, or tampering, that gives the account an unfair advantage in an online multiplayer game, is prohibited. This also includes exploiting another broadcaster’s live broadcast in order to harass them in-game, such as stream sniping.”

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Despite its strict TOS, Twitch still has a plethora of stream snipers as well as hackers who flaunt their bannable activities openly. There’s an urgent need for the platform to spot and ban such players efficiently.

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Aakrit Sharma

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Aakrit Sharma is an eSports author at EssentiallySports, and has written over 600 articles for their eSports division. He is an undergradate student at Delhi University. From getting chased by The Dahaka while playing Prince of Persia Warrior Within, to sweating his way up in ranked Apex Legends matches, he developed his consuming passion for the massive world of gaming and now writes about it with the same enthusiasm.

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