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TI10 Champion Yatoro Gets Banned From Twitch

Rakshak Kathuria
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Illya "Yatoro" Mulyarchuk, the winner of The International 10 (TI10), started livestreaming a great deal recently and ended up receiving a ban from Twitch.
Several theories were floating as to why this ban occurred, but the message from Twitch explained that it was related to the distribution of malware or the advertisement of malicious websites.
The duration of the player’s ban on Twitch is currently unknown.

Illya "Yatoro" Mulyarchuk, Team Spirit's carry player and the winner of The International 10 (TI10), started livestreaming a great deal recently and ended up receiving a ban from Twitch (yatoro_g). He shared a message about his ban from Twitch on his Vkontakte profile on 31st Oct 2021. Several theories were floating as to why this ban occurred, but the message from Twitch explained that it was related to the distribution of malware or the advertisement of malicious websites. Yatoro's account remains suspended from Twitch at the time of writing this article.

Twitch Bans Yatoro’s Official Handle

Since winning TI10 with Team Spirit, Yatoro has been streaming almost daily since 23rd Oct 2021. On 31st October, he was forced to deal with an unusual situation as his Twitch account was banned.

Twitch's reason behind the ban

At the moment, it is unclear whether Yatoro distributed malware (inadvertently or otherwise), but the community believes that Twitch may have mistook Yatoro's actual channel for fake channels impersonating him and spreading malware by posting prohibited links. Numerous fake channels have been created with variations of Yatoro's name on Twitch, ever since the Russian Player won TI10 and returned to livestreaming.

The duration of the player’s ban on Twitch is currently unknown.

In the wake of his TI10 victory, Yatoro has become one of the most popular Dota 2 streamers. He has seen an exponential increase in viewers and followers over the course of the past few days. As per Twitch Tracker, the player used to receive around 150-200 average viewers, but this has jumped to nearly 10,000 since he restarted streaming in October 2021. In addition, he is very close to reaching 100,000 followers, which is quite the feat considering he had around 5,000 followers before TI10.

Yatoro emerged as one of the top carry players at TI10. Throughout the tournament, he showcased both his versatility and consistency by taking on various heroes and winning on most of them. A total of 14 carry heroes were played by him during his 20 Main Event matches.

Yatoro also became the first player at a TI Main Event to achieve three Rampages. According to Esports Earnings, the player's earnings following his win at TI10 were approximately $3,698,598 USD, making him the 15th richest player in esports. Each of his teammates on Team Spirit is among the 20 richest esports players.

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Rakshak is an undergrad, an inquisitive person who likes to acquire information and knowledge of varied sectors in esports. However, his current focus is specifically on Dota 2.