This ban comes after he was caught using racial slurs and threatening language towards other streamers.
Leafy tweeted shortly after his ban came to light, sharing a message he recieved from Twitch.
"Wtf Bezos just when I started having fun," he said. Appealing to Twitch, he asked:
"Is there any appealing this, was my first offense bro lmfao."
Judging by the content of the message it doesn't seem that this will be a permanent ban, but rather a suspension.
Esports journalist Rod "Slasher" Breslau asked Twitch officials for a comment on this situation and they've given him an official response.
“The safety of our community is our top priority, and we reserve the right to suspend any account for conduct that violates our rules, or that we determine to be inappropriate, harmful, or puts our community at risk.”
Twitch has suspended Leafy's channel. a Twitch spokesperson has sent me the following statement indicating it is for the safety of the community. pic.twitter.com/N4Qqxjpyv7— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) September 11, 2020
Breslau is also claiming that his ban is permanent but this has not yet been confirmed.
sources: Leafy has been permanently banned by Twitch— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) September 11, 2020
This ban comes just weeks after Leafy got permanently banned from his main platform, Youtube, allegedly for the harassment of Twitch streamer Anys "Pokimane" Imane.
Coincidently Pokimane made her official return to the platform after taking a month off after saying she felt "burnt out".