Twitch Bans Top Smash Player For Drinking Too Much On Stream

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Joseph “Mango” Marquez is good at Super Smash Bros Melee. He’s so good, in fact, that he’s known throughout the community as one of the “five gods”. I’m not making that up, by the way. 

Unfortunately, this particular found himself in a spot of bother with Twitch after the streaming service banned  his channel for allegedly drinking too much during a weekend stream and passing out, just like they used to in the Old Testament.

Marquez revealed the news to his followers on Twitter (via Kotaku), sharing a screenshot of his email from Twitch explaining exactly why his channel had been taken down.

The email revealed that Twitch “issued a Community Guidelines strike” on his account, giving “Dangerous consumption of drugs or alcohol” as the reason for the week-long suspension.

I’m gonna take a wild stab in the dark and suggest that Marquez thinks the reason for the ban is pretty stupid, given his own response of “ROFLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL”. The extra Ls represent his disdain for the ban, I suspect.

While you can’t get on Marquez’s channel right now because of the ban, a short clip of him “passing out” on the Stream was uploaded to YouTube. You can check it out for yourself just below.

Marquez later clarified on Twitter that he didn’t actually pass out, and was only joking around – although he didn’t dispute the claims that he was pretty drunk during the stream.

He wrote:

For the record..I didn’t pass out on stream.. I jokingly fell over to be funny because I wanted to take a break. Went downstairs to talk to my gf and came back and ended my stream.

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I imagine once Marquez is back up and running on Twitch he’ll be doing streams sober. Or at least pretending he isn’t as drunk as he is.


Ewan Moore

Ewan Moore

Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn't gotten out of his mid 00's emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.