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Popular CS:GO streamer Erik “fl0m” Flom is facing a 38-day ban from CS:GO matchmaking for ‘griefing’. The Twitch streamer who is a part of Mythic with over 500,000 followers is known for playing along with his friends, indulging in a lot of light-hearted banter and meme amongst themselves.
Yesterday while having fun with them in-game, there was the usual banter which is common across all his streams, but then suddenly he disconnected from the game as he stated in a shocked voice that he has “got a 38-day cooldown.”
Later on via a tweet the streamer revealed that “I have been overwatch banned for being majorly disruptive.” But instead of being angry, he simply pointed out that he only plays with a full stack when matchmaking.
This is not the first time that such an incident has taken place and it is definitely not the the last as well. What happened with fl0m has sparked a discussion within the community questioning the efficiency of ‘community overwatch’, as they pointed out how the system has failed them time and again.
Another thing that everyone seemed to be concerned about was how fl0m needs to be really careful going ahead, as a second ban could get him permanently banned from matchmaking via the game-client.