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Beahm was one of Twitch’s most popular streaming personalities prior to the June 2020 termination of an exclusive deal with the platform, which was said to have been worth as much as $10 million a year.
Unlike a temporary Twitch ban he received in 2019 for broadcasting from an E3 restroom, Beahm’s latest Twitch ban is reportedly permanent.
Twitch has never publicly confirmed the reason for the ban and Beahm claimed last July that it hadn’t provided him with an explanation either.
But in a video published this week on YouTube, where his channel has 3.46 million subscribers, Beahm claimed he now knows why he was dropped from Twitch and said he’s taking legal action against it.
Beahm said his Twitch ban has had a massive impact on his business and that he’s currently earning around a quarter of what he was making when he was steaming on the platform.
“The Twitch ban has really affected us, not just from a financial standpoint but from a networking standpoint, from all the relationships we’ve built over the past five years, in terms of Activision and EA, I mean all the big sponsors, all the big partnerships, they have to question, ‘Why did you get banned?’”
He added: “A lot of people ask me, ‘Do you know the reason?’ Yeah, I do know the reason why now, I’ve known for months now, the reason why. And I’ll just say this right now champs, there’s a reason why we’re suing the fuck out of them. I don’t know how else to put it.”
Beahm, who once worked as a community manager and level designer at Call of Duty maker Sledgehammer Games, recently revealed plans to start his own game development studio, which plans to partner with “mega influencers” to create a series of titles.