As the war wages on between Amazon's Twitch and up-and-coming competitor Kick over which has the best video game streaming platform the Twitch platform may be poised to make a move to bring back some streamers who were previously forced off the platform.
Twitch CEO Dan Clancy recently participated in an interview with streamer Quin69 where he discussed a number of topics. But, the one topic that is catching headlines among video game journalists around the world is the discussion on giving banned streamers "another chance" on Twitch.
When asked about the potential of Twitch overturning permabans Clancy said (h/t Dexerto):
“This is an area that we are looking at to figure out what’s the right way to give people another chance.”
“The tricky thing is, you need to do this in a scalable way… Whenever you talk about one specific example, one specific person, but people forget that we need to have a similar opportunity for that affiliate that had five concurrent viewers that did it, as we do for these big streamers.
“Because there’s a lot of small streamers and figuring out a way to do this where when you give people a second chance, you do it scalably and you do it fair. It’s important, and it takes some time to figure out how to do that right.”
While Clancy did not elaborate on when Twitch may officially roll out a permaban forgiveness process, or when any additional information could be announced, it certainly has the industry talking.
Kick has found a niche among Twitch streamers who have been banned from the platform or who have become frustrated over the policy changes, or a lack of success, on the Amazon owned platform.