The GGPoker ambassador, Daniel Negreanu, has been banned from streaming on Twitch after a recent profane outburst. On Sunday, the six-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner had his account suspended, following a Friday incident where Negreanu responded in the stream chat to a person (who made a rude comment about his wife) while streaming a WSOP event on WSOP.com.
The incident occurred during Negreanu’s attempt to win a bracelet in the 2020 WSOP Online Event #24: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed on Friday. Streaming from his home in Las Vegas, Negreanu saw a viewer named Tom Estrada make a rude comment via chat about his wife, Amanda Leatherman. This made the poker pro so angry that he responded with expletives and threats.
“Hey, Tom Estrada, go f**k yourself, you piece of s**t,” he began.” “Block that c**k motherf*****g piece of s**t. F**k you, f**k you, f**k you in your ass. How about that? Okay, Tom Estrada, f**k you in your ass. Eat some of that, you piece of s**t.”
“Come f*****g step to me and say that and I will knock you the f**k out. How about that?” Negreanu added.
Negreanu continued, telling Mr. Estrada, “I will break your f*****g teeth if you come step to me and I will feed ‘em to you anally.”
According to Negreanu, the vulgar comments directed at his wife were so offensive that he had to act in a fit of rage.
He said, “when someone comes at me with dumb s**t about my wife, it triggers me more than it should.”
Negreanu also reacted to the Twitch ban, claiming he never read the terms of service agreement. But he did admit, “they have every right to give me a warning or a suspension.” He, however, disagreed with the ban by Twitch. In the future, the poker ambassador promised that he will “simply ignore the comment and hit the block button” when a viewer verbally attacks him or his wife.
According to Twitch’s Community Guidelines, the streaming site “reserve(s) the right to suspend any account at any time for any conduct that we determine to be inappropriate or harmful.”
Negreanu’s infringement or violation falls under the “acts and threats of violence” category.
However, it is not clear at this time whether Negreanu’s Twitch suspension is temporary or permanent. Considering it is a first offense from the pro, we may assume that Negreanu could have his account reinstated shortly as Twitch suspensions can generally range from one to 30 days.
The suspension comes just days before the Canadian poker super star is set to leave his home in Las Vegas for Mexico where he will be competing in the remaining online bracelet events on GGPoker.
GGPoker indicated that they were aware of the suspension. “We’re currently reviewing the situation and will work closely with Daniel to solve the issue,” said Paul Burke, GGPoker spokesman.
Negreanu, who has streamed daily since the WSOP Online events began on July 1, may have been banned from Twitch but he will still be able to stream via YouTube, Facebook, and Periscope.