Popular Spanish streamer Ibai Llanos Garatea, known online simply as Ibai, has received what appears to be a 24-hour ban from Twitch after accidentally breaking Twitch’s terms of service guidelines around nudity. The ban relates specifically to a moment when Ibai browsed Twitter on stream, with the offending image appearing in the replies to one of his own tweets.
The relevant section of the Terms of Service states that “Sexually explicit content and activities, such as pornography, sexual acts, and sexual services, including solicitation and offers for such content, are prohibited.” This became particularly contentious earlier in the year when streamers like Amouranth were accused of broadcasting lewd content, and eventually led to the creation of Twitch’s "Pools, Hot tubs, and Beaches" category.
Twitch bans for accidental nudity are not uncommon, with big names like Sebastian “Forsen” Fors and Felix "xQc" Lengyel both having fallen foul, although in the latter’s case he was somewhat responsible. However, other recent incidents of big names, including Imane "Pokimane" Anys, accidentally showing nudity or porn have not resulted in bans, leading to viewers crying foul and accusing Twitch of double standards.
Like many top streamers, Ibai started his Twitch career in League of Legends, before moving on to be a content creator for G2, and has seen an incredible explosion in popularity over the last 12 months. This culminated in his being invited to Leo Messi’s farewell dinner after he left Barcelona, interviewing the legendary footballer, and even securing rights to show Messi’s Paris Saint Germain debut live on Twitch, which attracted over 2M viewers.
Ibai is also co-owner of a Spanish League of Legends team, alongside Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, and has interviewed other top footballers like Sergio Aguero and Paulo Dybala, as well as singer Shakira. He is currently the ninth most followed channel on Twitch, with 7.9M followers at the time of writing, and is second on the all-time biggest Twitch stream list with a peak viewership of 1.5M.