The young FaZe Clan player, H1ghSky1, has had his Twitch account banned following accusations about FaZe Clan’s underage recruitment. Tfue’s initial lawsuit release statement accused FaZe of recruiting H1ghSky1 even though he was only 11.
FaZe clan came under a lot of fire after Tfue’s lawsuit threw out several accusations about the organization’s practices. One of the points of interest involved the recruitment of underage players.
Following this news and a possible internal investigation, Twitch has banned the account of FaZe Clan’s youngest member.
H1ghSky1’s Twitch account banned
Twitch may be a place for open streaming for gaming and other activities, but the site does uphold a set of strict rules to ensure the safety of streamers.
One of these regulations involves the minimum age of the streamer. Only people at the age of 13 or above are allowed to stream on Twitch.
The Tfue lawsuit statement accuses the org of recruiting H1ghSky1 to their lineup even though the player was only 11. FaZe Clan claimed that the player was of age to play and stream. It will be interesting to see what FaZe’s next move is with the young player.
Twitch’s staff has not given an official statement on the ban, but it seems to clearly be due to the streamer being underage. The ban comes days after a report that suggested that H1ghSky1 was only 5 years of age in 2012.
The official Twitch rule states that people under the age of 13 cannot own a Twitch account/channel. Players between the ages of 13 and 18 can only stream with adult consent of the Twitch Terms of Service.
While the ban may seem harsh towards the young player, Twitch naturally cannot make an exception to a set rule. The rule is in place to protect young kids from being exposed to ridicule, hate, and other forms of Internet violence from too young an age.
We’ll update you on any new developments to this story as they come in. Twitch doesn’t generally release statements on particular bans, but could do so here due to the volume of coverage around the ban.