Professional Call of Duty player Thomas “ZooMaa” Paparatto has been banned from video game streaming platform Twitch.
ZooMaa confirmed the news on Thursday night via his personal Twitter account. He tweeted: “My Twitch got suspended. RIP.”
Visiting ZooMaa’s Twitch profile displays a message stating that the profile is currently unavailable, which seems to confirm the news. This is standard for accounts that have received a suspension or ban.
However, fans of the FaZe Clan streamer need not to worry too much. According to ZooMaa, the ban isn’t permanent.
Writing on Twitter, the CoD pro said:
“I lied. It’s 7 days.”
However, fans have received no explanation as to what got ZooMaa banned from the Twitch platform.
ZooMaa banned: A possible reason
There has been some speculation that Twitch dished out the ban as a result of a discussion that occurred on ZooMaa’s stream earlier this week.
Him and several other streamers were discussing “CoDBurner”, an unknown person(s) who has been leaking private details from within the professional community.
It was suggested during the stream that somebody should attempt to obtain CoDBurner’s IP address in order to find their location and unmask the mysterious individual.
Viewership peaked at 7,560 on the stream titled “CoDBurner exposed!”.
It is easy to see why this might have breached Twitch’s rules. The Terms of Service state that users shouldn’t stream content that is invasive of other users’ privacy.
We may never know the exact reason for the ban. However, it seems that Twitch didn’t want to come down too hard on the popular streamer. Fans of the FaZe Clan pro will be able to catch his streams again in just a week’s time.
ZooMaa joined the Call of Duty professional scene in December 2013 with Bati, before working his way up the competitive ladder.
After a short spell with Team Envy in 2015 he joined FaZe Clan, where he has made the most of potential to become one of the best SMG Players in the scene.
ZooMaa recently helped FaZe Clan to a third place finish at the 2018 Call of Duty World League Championship.