Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev, one of the best CS:GO players in the world, received a one-week ban for saying a homophobic slur in Russian while streaming.
While streaming with his Natus Vincere teammate Kirill “Boombl4” Mikhailov, s1mple tossed out a homophobic slur in Russian. This incident happened on July 29, but it appears the someone reported either the stream or a clip of s1mple saying it, and the review process just finished.
According to esports journalist and consultant Rod Breslau, this is one of many bans being handed out to Russian streamers who have made similar comments. With some of those bans being for up to 30 days.
A one-week ban isn’t going to hurt the talented player much, but it does show that Twitch is cracking down on smaller infractions when it comes to their terms of service.
It is unclear if s1mple has tried to appeal the ban, but as of now, his streams are on hold until the ban expires sometime next week.