Popular streamer Tectone has threatened to host a “TOS Olympics,” a series of provocative events, if Twitch doesn’t address its inconsistent ban policies.
Tectone’s act was a direct response to the growing trend on Twitch where streamers use censor bars for implied nudity. “I saw a problem on Twitch… chick after big boob chick after naked chick… it’s getting a little bit ridiculous,” Tectone expressed in a recent YouTube video, highlighting the platform’s current state.
His proposed “TOS Olympics” includes eyebrow-raising activities like mud wrestling, twerk-offs, and a flip cup competition using one’s posterior.
Tectone’s frustration is palpable as he criticizes Twitch’s current approach to content moderation. He claims that the platform’s temporary bans are nothing more than a “timeout” and only boost the streamers’ popularity upon their return.
“The problem is that Twitch is really stupid and the whole system they have in place to correct behaviors of people who are doing these borderline TOS things is to ban them,” Tectone shared. “But they’re not bans; they’re timeouts – 24 hours, 72 hours, you name it.”
“Twitch, you need to understand this: this isn’t a punishment; this is a reward. When you ban someone, stream alerts let everybody know they’ve been banned, Dexerto talks about it, the internet talks about it, and what got them banned goes viral.”
“Then, 24 to 72 hours later, they come back, and their viewership will increase by 20% minimum on their return stream. They get showered with gifted subs and ‘welcome back Queen.’ This system that you have set up doesn’t deincentivize people from doing this crazy s***; it incentivizes people to do crazy s***.”
Tectone’s critique extends beyond the nudity issue, touching on broader problems like poor SEO and discoverability on Twitch. “Twitch has been dying and will continue to die,” he warns, urging the platform to make immediate changes rather than delaying reforms.
The streamer’s radical stance and proposed event are a clear indication of the growing discontent among Twitch’s content creators. Many others in the Twitch community also feel that the platform’s policies are not only inconsistent but also failing to address the underlying issues effectively.
Tectone’s call to action, while controversial, is a reflection of a larger conversation about content standards on streaming platforms. His “TOS Olympics” threat, whether serious or not, underscores the need for clearer guidelines and fair enforcement on Twitch.