Daniel Negreanu‘s channel has now been banned from Twitch. The move stems from the Canadian poker pro’s recent outburst directed at one commenter while he was livestreaming his play during an event in the ongoing World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online Bracelet Series on WSOP.com.
A bot that monitors banned streamers, going by the username @StreamerBans on Twitter, first broke the news on the social media platform on Sunday afternoon, though the bot has made it clear in its bio that it has no direct association with Twitch.
The tweet also indicates that the ban could only be temporary, as implied by the #firstban hashtag. The bot went on to report other booted Twitch streamers, with the hashtags #thirdban and #fifthban, suggesting that it was the first time that Negreanu’s account has been shut down. This means that the Poker Hall of Famer will most likely be allowed to return to Twitch and livestream his play at some point in the future.
Inappropriate Behavior Via
Twitch banned Negreanu two days after he went on a profane rant about a viewer who posted an insulting comment about his wife Amanda Leatherman. During that time he was playing the $400 no-limit hold’em eight-max event where he eventually took the 193rd spot for $867.
In the middle of his game, the six-time WSOP bracelet winner lost his cool when he took notice of the offending comment from one viewer going by the username “Tom Estrada“. Negreanu threatened Estrada that he would “break his f*****g teeth” and then feed them to him anally.
Based on Twitch’s Community Guidelines, any conduct determined to be harmful or inappropriate, and any acts showing threats of violence will be subject to suspension which can last up to 30 days.
Amanda Negreanu Defends Her Husband
Amanda posted a tweet defending his husband and expressing her gratitude to him for standing up for her. The former poker reporter and presenter implied the incident was just a normal reaction from a man who doesn’t want his wife to get trashed publicly, though Negreanu later admitted it wasn’t the best way to handle a troll.
No, I’m not offended. I’m happy he stood up for me. I also found it pretty funny.
Maybe you guys are conservative in the way you speak and that’s fine.
I also don’t get offended easily & especially if it has nothing to do with me. https://t.co/aBkbshz7zn
— ᴬᴹᴬᴺᴰᴬ ᴺᴱᴳᴿᴱᴬᴺᵁ (@RadioAmanda) July 28, 2020
The Canadian poker pro has always been a controversial individual, never scared to share his thoughts and opinions on social media. Negreanu has yet to issue a statement on the reported ban from Twitch, but he already apologized to his viewers in a separate livestream.