The many high-profile bans that content creators on the site often receive, including one main source of drama, is the fact that these bans are often given for a variety of reasons, as well as significantly in terms of length.
GreekGodx, a popular Twitch streamer, was recently subjected to a lot of controversy, but was denied entry on the site, which left many wondering why he was banned. Despite the streamer's answer, many believe that other recent controversies involving GreekGodx may have influenced Twitch's decision.
The Background of GreekGodx
When GreekGodx began streaming, Sodapoppin and Tyler1 grew an on-stream chemistry with him, allowing Greek to become a core facet of Tyler's streams, with the two essentially being a double act that would stream variety games together on Tyler's channel.
Greek began to build his own fan base as a result of this, being considered as the relatable and comedic "funnyman" to combat Tyler's furious on-screen personality. When Tyler1 became unbanned from League of Legends in early 2018, Greek continued steaming more consistently on his own channel, retaining him in part by streaming the process of his remarkable weight-loss journey.
Greek has become known to undergo significant hiatus from his channel in recent years, to the dismay of his long-term fans. To add to this dangerous streaming schedule, GreekGodx was recently banned from Twitch, though it has since been overturned.
The Reason Behind GreekGodx's Ban
Greek was forced to withdraw on June 28th, and many members of the public began speculating whether or not the ban was justified. GreekGodx immediately took to Twitter and stated that the reason behind the restriction was because he briefly "twerked" on a recent stream, although many have noted other potential implications.
GreekGodx circulated a rant that many have since labeled sexist, in which he stated that any woman who wants to date him would have to leave their jobs to fulfill domestic duties for him. However, this timing of a controversial rant has led many to believe that the true reason for the streamer has been banned, and that this statement has drawn significant attention, regardless of whether it was in the context of the restriction.
GreeceGodx has had some similar concerns before, including receiving a 14-day suspension in September 2019 for another outrageous offense, this time about gender identity. Despite later apologized and defending his apology as a joke, the more recent controversy is an alarming indictment of a consistent pattern of controversial behavior.
The platform for GreekGodx was terminated on July 1, with the latest restriction only lasting three days in total. However, the streamer has shown little to no remorse about his recent statements, doubling-down on Twitter that people are offended simply because he "wants a traditional relationship." Now that GreekGodx's latest ban has been overturned, it remains to be seen whether this level of concern will continue.