ishowspeed-banned-from-valorant: Riot Games has banned popular Youtuber, Darren Watkins Jr, known better as IShowSpeed, from playing its games. Consequently, Speed won’t be able to play Valorant, League of Legends or any other Riot Games.
Speed was banned after his Valorant gameplay video from a month ago resurfaced online.
Meanwhile, in the video, Speed could be seen insulting fellow players and making sexist and misogynistic comments to a female player. Speed could be heard saying, “What b*tch? Is a b*tch talking to me? Is a female talking to me? Get off the fcking game and do your husband’s dishes b*tch.”
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Nevertheless, Riot Games took the action after a Twitter user with the username “Jake Lucky” @JakeSucky, posted the video calling Valorant queues toxic. He tweeted,
“I now understand why Valorant queues are so unbelievably toxic. You got one of the most popular streamers on YouTube IShowSpeed saying crap like this and getting nothing but praise and laughs. Crap is whack.”
He further quoted Speed’s words and showed disapproval at kids seeing Speed’s actions as ok.
He tweeted, ” ‘what b*tch? is a b*tch talking to me? is a female talking to me? get off the fcking game and do your husband’s dishes b*tch’ Actually unbelievable kids be looking up to this and finding it alright”
Riot Games developer, Sarah Dadafshar@npcSara, commented under Jake’s tweet. She thanked him for blowing the whistle. Also, She said Speed’s behaviour wouldn’t be tolerated.
She said, “This is a huge yikes and we do NOT want players like this in our community at all. I went ahead and permabanned this player from VALORANT, as well as all other Riot Games. Thanks for raising this. Please keep raising stuff like this and reporting so we can make VAL safer.”