Yesterday a lot of fans were in shock after Na’Vi’s ace, Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev’s Twitch page was banned. Though the reason at the time was unknown, it has now been revealed that s1mple’s channel has received a week-long ban because of him tossing a homophobic slur in his local dialect, Russian, during one of his streams.
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According to Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau’s tweet, it seems that s1mple while playing an FPL game with his teammate Kirill ‘Boombl4’ Mikhailov on 29th July, dropped a homophobic slur (pidor) as a joke, aimed towards Boombl4.
The Russian word in question is spelt in English as ‘Pidor/Pidar/Pider’ translates to ‘F-word’. Twitch was quick to respond with a ban, even if it was meant as a joke.
The incident has caught traction and while everyone might be getting to know about it, everyone knows that s1mple did not use the word abusively or with any ill-intention aimed towards someone.
The one week ban means that s1mple will most probably not be streaming again till after the Berlin Major.
Na’Vi who is a part of the ‘Current Legends’ have not had much success this year apart from a first-place finish at the StarSeries & i-League CS:GO - Season 7 and a 3rd-4th place finish at ESL One Cologne 2019.
Let’s see how the team manages to do at the Berlin Major against the favourites like Liquid, Astralis, ENCE, Vitality, etc.