Daniel Negreanu Receives Twitch Ban After Expletive-Filled Tirade

Daniel Negreanu received a ban from the streaming site Twitch after making foul and abusive threats to a viewer

Daniel Negreanu‘s foray into streaming on Twitch has resulted in the site banning the Canadian. Negreanu received the Twitch ban following an expletive-filled tirade against one of his viewers.

Many top poker players stream their online poker session on Twitch, but Negreanu has the highest-profile star. The GGPoker-sponsored pro has an army of fans who tune in to watch his quest to win a WSOP bracelet. He failed in that quest, although he put up some incredible results; more on those later.

Negreanu actually went on two rants during the WSOP.com festival. The first didn’t land him in trouble. It happened during the $600 Monster Stack event when Negreanu suffered a disconnection from the WSOP software. It is something that happens to online poker players, but Negreanu specializes in live poker.

He blew up, swearing at his laptop a couple of times, shaking it, and kicking a chair. Most people who saw the Twitch clip were happy to see a seasoned pro react in a similar fashion to how they do.

The second rant is what landed Negreanu with a potentially lengthy Twitch ban.

Negreanu’s Violent Threats Lead to Twitch Ban

A viewer called Tom Estrada posted a comment while Negreanu was playing the $400 No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed event. Estrada posted an insulting comment about Negreanu’s wife, Amanda. Negreanu shakes off criticism like water from a duck’s back, but he leapt to Amanda defense.

The six-time WSOP bracelet winner dropped F-bombs galore. Frequent swearing is enough to warrant a Twitch ban in its own right but Negreanu went further. He threatened to knock our Estrada, smash his teeth in and feed them to him anally.

Negreanu busted from the event in 193rd place and registered a min-cash.

Several prominent pros were disgusted by Negreanu’s lewd comments and threats of violence. Jamie Kerstetter tweeted she was enjoying Matt Berkey’s Twitch stream because there ws “a lack of violent threats and homophobia.”

Shaun Deeb and Negreanu have had several public spats so it wasn’t surprising to see Deed wade in. Deeb said Negreanu’s actions are not how you should represent yourself or poker. He said he hoped Twitch would ban Negreanu.

Twitch did ban Negreanu a few hours after his vitriolic assault. Most people believed a 24-ban was on the cards, but it’s already been three days. Visiting Negreanu’s Twitch channel sees you greeted with a message stating it’s unavailable.

“Sorry. Unless you have a time machine, that content is unavailable.”

Negreanu’s Impressive 2020 WSOP.com Results

The rant and resulting Twitch ban took the shine off an otherwise impressive series for Negreanu. He racked up 15 cashes from 26 events and padded his bankroll with $36,732. The Canadian managed a run of seven consecutive as the series concluded.

“DNegs” has jetted off to Mexico so he can play in the WSOP bracelet-awarding events on GGPoker. Those hoping to watch him stream his play on Twitch can’t as things stand.

Event Place Prize
Event #2: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed Deepstack 18 $5,849
Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 210 $677
Event #6: $600 PLO8 6-Handed 59 $1,304
Event #9: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max 94 $1,851
Event #12: $500 The BIG 500 No-Limit Hold’em 205 $1,092
Event #13: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller Freezeout 27 $6,381
Event #16: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo 86 $1,169
Event #17: $777 No-Limit Hold’em 123 $1,354
Event #20: $500 PLO 6-Handed 25 $2,814
Event #21: $777 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed 30 $5,145
Event #22: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo Deepstack 32 $2,913
Event #23: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Knockout 25 $2,770
Event #24: $400 No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed 193 $867
Event #25: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Summer Saver 183 $970
Event #26: $500 No-Limit Hold’em Grand Finale 92 $1,576

Matthew Pitt

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