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Nickmercs reveals the reason behind his Twitch ban

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Popular Warzone streamer Nick “Nickmercs” Kolcheff has come forward with the assumed reason behind his ban on Twitch.

Nickmercs is popular for his Warzone streams and Just Chatting content, but a wide audience knows him for problematic remarks against LGBTQ and other marginalized people. His in-game skin was previously removed from Call of Duty for his speaking out against schools discussing Pride Month with children.

Now, he has received his first-ever ban on Twitch, apparently for using an offensive term for transgender people. But he cause for the ban hasn’t been confirmed by Twitch yet.

Why did Nickmercs get banned on Twitch?

Nickmercs stated that he was banned from Twitch for a slur commonly used in a derogatory manner to refer to transgender individuals.

His suspension was initially reported by a popular X account called streamerbans, but it didn’t specify the actual reason for the penalty. Shortly after, he disclosed the cause on his personal X account, mentioning that he was banned for using a slue. He added that he would use “mental disorders” instead in the future.

Currently, his account, which boasts 6.7 million followers, shows the infamous “temporarily unavailable due to a violation of Twitch’s Community Guidelines” message. This means he’s been suspended for an indefinite period of time.

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This has put to rest the concerns of some fans who feared that his suspension might be connected to the recent Herschel “Dr Disrespect” Beahm controversy. Although Nickmercs publicly criticized the permanently banned Twitch streamer, his past support for Dr Disrespect had led some to speculate that the two cases were related.

Nickmercs has a controversial history with the LGBTQ and transgender communities. He has previously said there’s “no such thing as trans people” during a livestream, which sparked significant backlash from the Twitch community. But this is the first time he has faced a ban due to the extremity of his remarks.

It’s unknown how long the ban will last, but considering that this is his first strike, his channel is expected to become active again soon.

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Written by Fariha Bhatti

Fariha is a content writer who grew up playing such games as Metal Slug and King of Fighters. She briefly ended up in the corporate world before finding her way back to gaming. With bylines at WIN, PCGN, and One Esports, Fariha can talk all day about FPS games, especially Valorant. She has a degree in criminology and a problematic spending habit when it comes to CS2 skins. She can be followed on Twitter / X at @Frizbyx.

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