UPDATE: Sodapoppin released a satirical "I'm sorry" video in which he explains the reason behind his ban.
Although the video was made as a parody of "apology" videos YouTubers and streamers are usually making when they do something bad, from it we can safely assume that the reason for his ban was indeed the "sex dungeon" stream in VRChat, which you can see below in the original story.
Chance "Sodapoppin" Morris, a popular American Twitch streamer and internet personality, has been banned from Twitch this evening.
Sodapoppin, who is one of the biggest Twitch streamers with over 2.7 million followers and over 300 million views, started out as a World of Warcraft streamer, migrating from X-fire to Twitch.tv in 2012.
In the last few years, he became a variety streamer playing all kinds of games, and in recent weeks, he was mostly hanging around in VR Chat with other streamers.
Soda is one of the OG Twitch streamers. (Picture: Twitch)
Why is Sodapoppin banned on Twitch?
At the moment of writing this article, we don't currently know officially why is Soda banned on Twitch, but there are several potential reasons.
Soda himself said that he knows the reason why he was banned, but it looks like he will not share the reason behind the ban with his fans.
haha I know why I was banned and u don't :)— Chance Morris (@Sodapoppintv) July 21, 2020
Currently, there are two theories circling around as a potential cause of this ban.
He recently played the game called "Chair F*cking Simulator" and you might guess based on the title what's this game's gameplay all about.
Although there's nothing explicit per se, actions in the game are very suggestive, as you can see in the clip below.
Some believe that playing this game on live stream is the main reason behind Soda's ban, while others think that it is absurd if Twitch really banned him only for that.
The second theory currently seems more plausible, and it includes VR Chat.
Is Sodapoppin banned because of VR Chat streams?
VR Chat is basically one big virtual chat room where people sit, talk and do other various activities.
The real issue comes with the player's avatars. Players in the game can take basically any avatar they want and things can get really weird really fast.
Soda had several drunk VRChat streams, but this one below is probably one of the reasons for the ban. Fans are calling this one "Sex Dungeon + Gimp Suit + Thicc Succubus".
Soda himself deleted the VOD from Twitch even before he was banned, but that apparently wasn't enough.
During this session, there were several moments that could be the reason behind the ban, including talking about drugs, sexual content, joking about paedophilia and rape, heavy alcohol abuse, and all other kinds of inappropriate behaviour.
Most of them are outright breaking the rules of Twitch and are offences that call for a suspension.
While this stream is most likely the reason behind the ban, some are noticing how this is even not the worst of Soda's VRChat streams, and that he had "way worse VR Chat streams".
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Members of r/LivestreamFail subreddit are pointing out that while it is true that he had worse streams than this one, it is also true that he has been warned several times to "tone it down with VR Chat exploits."
Pluto, Twitch partner manager, tried to warn Soda several times that he needs to stop doing that, and some fans believe he was trying to help him stay out of trouble because it looks like Twitch is internally trying to put a stop to these kinds of VR chat streams, but Soda didn't listen to him and now he got banned.
VRChat streams are all the rage on Twitch this year, and while they can be quite funny and enjoyable experiences to watch, if you are into that kind of weird stuff, they can also escalate really quickly and become an issue both for Twitch as a platform and for streamers.
It will be interesting to see if Twitch has some bigger plans to completely ban VR Chat from their platform.