Neymar Jr may be a global superstar and a wizard on the pitch, but why has the Brazil and PSG player been banned from streaming on Twitch?
Brazil and Paris Saint-German superstar Neymar Jr may be one of the best football players in the world, but he is also one of the fastest-growing Twitch streamers.
Neymar joined the platform a few months ago and his Counter Strike: Global Offensive streams have since been viewed by millions of viewers around the world.
However, it has recently been reported that the footballing-genius has been banned from Twitch, but why has he been ‘sent off’ streaming platform?
Has Neymar Jr been banned?
According to the popular Twitch-focused Twitter page ‘Streamer Bans’, Neymar Jr has been banned from the streaming platform, which is why the channel is currently not visible to viewers.
Why was Neymar Jr banned on Twitch?
- The reason why Neymar Jr has been banned from Twitch remains unknown but is suspected to be because of either DMCA strikes or leaking a teammate’s personal phone number live on stream.
The streaming platform doesn’t publicly reveal reasons why individual accounts have been banned, but many viewers suspect that the suspension is because Neymar Jr played copyrighted music during his recent livestream.
Twitch has recently clamped down on violations of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, with even the big streamers such as ‘summit1g’ speaking about his own struggles with DMCA strikes.
However, there is also a possibility that Neymar Jr was banned from Twitch for revealing the phone number of his Brazil teammate and Everton footballer Richarlison. The incident happened in late October, but the VOD was left up on his Twitch channel.
The Everton player would then jokingly take to Twitter to say “more than 10 thousand messages in 5 minutes.”
How long is Neymar Jr banned for?
An exact time frame for the ban is currently unknown, but first-time bans usually only last seven days.
The well-known Twitter user ‘Commander Root’ has also revealed that Neymar Jr is still partnered on Twitch, meaning that a temporary seven-day ban is the most likely duration.