Streamer IShowSpeed has been banned from playing Valorant due to sexist comments he made during a heated outburst while streaming on. Non-US transactions through Epic Games International, S. IShowSpeed is no stranger to bans or making disgusting sexist comments.Next
IShowSpeed has apologized for his actions and claims that this clip was from a much older stream.
He's known for playing various games on streams such as VR Chat, Fortnite, NBA, and others. Each map is purpose-built for team strategies, spectacular plays, and clutch moments. RELATED: IShowSpeed has been permanently banned from playing Valorant by after a clip resurfaced from a stream showing him berating a female teammate during a furious outburst.
One of the most disturbing things about this clip is the chat seems to be cheering him on and laughing, speaking to the culture of his audience.
Players are put on teams where one side is attacking and the other defending, somewhat similar to Team Fortress 2 in basic concept. IShowSpeed is a content creator with over 7 million subscribers on YouTube and over 42,000 followers on Twitch.Next
Twitch streamers are usually a fun and entertaining way to watch a competitive game like Valorant being played, but sometimes true colors can come through during a heated moment.
He calls her a derogatory name and tells her to go to the kitchen and do dishes instead of being on the team playing the game. Valorant is a free-to-play first-person hero shooter developed and published by Riot Games.Next
His YouTube channel could also be in danger with another response from YouTube Gaming hinting at the possibility of this clip having an impact on his channel.
In the clip, IShowSpeed gets angry after he is killed during a game resulting in an outburst where he becomes very defensive about how he played, getting even angrier when female voice chimes in.. Make the plays others will imitate for years to come.Next
In response to the clip on Twitter, Sara Dadafshar, a producer on Valorant confirmed the permaban.
Female players should be able to coexist with male players in any team game they play, without being subjected to this kind of berating from male players. Last year he was banned from during a dating show stream, but that ban has since been lifted. Other brands or product names are the trademarks of their respective owners.Next
He also said in the apology that he had been subjected to racism by teammates on that same Twitch stream, but that does not excuse his actions in this clip.
With an audience like that encouraging him while hearing these comments, it perpetuates the toxic culture that comes from some players in when they play games like this.Next