Twitch banned virtual streamer Miko again

Twitch banned virtual streamer Miko again

CodeMiko is a virtual streamer that is gradually gaining popularity on Twitch thanks to its unique look. Most of her interactions on the streaming platform boil down to chatting with subscribers and answering questions about virtual streaming. However, this is the second time this person is banned for no apparent reason.

Virtual streaming is noticeably different from real in that a person does not “shine” his face. Instead, a 3D avatar is displayed on the screen. In CodeMiko’s case, her avatar is named Miko and the girl who controls her is known as “Technician”. Animation, gestures and facial expressions are possible thanks to the use of the Xsens motion capture suit, while the picture is rendered in the Unreal Engine.

The Technician describes Miko’s channel as a “semi-interactive RPG” where subscribers can customize Miko’s appearance while streaming by donating. In December, the number of Miko’s followers surpassed 200 thousand and the popularity only continued to grow. Against this background, banning a channel can seriously harm its future.

The ban was announced by the Twitter account StreamerBans. No official reason is given, but viewers believe it could have been due to the use of the word “sim”, which has recently been blacklisted, as well as “intzel”. However, the official ban on words will only work on January 22.

Over the past five months, this is the third account ban. This happened twice in September 2020 – first for a day, then for three days. There is no permanent ban yet – this only happens if the streamer has earned three temporary bans per month. Although there are exceptions when the situation is much more serious.

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