- The US Army representative confirmed to Insider that their esports team has “paused” video game streaming.
- The pause comes in the wake of recent controversy over Army recruitment policies, giveaways on the US Army esports team’s Twitch account, and user bans on the team’s Twitch account.
- “The team is reviewing ways to customize its submission forms and provide more clarity for each of its giveaways, and they have paused streaming to evaluate internal policies and procedures, as well as all platform-specific policies,” a spokesperson for the US Army told Insider.
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The US Army esports team, which maintains a social media presence and streams video games like Call of Duty on Twitch, has confirmed to Insider that it has “paused” streaming after recent controversy.
The news, which was first reported by esports consultant and insider Rod “Slasher” Breslau, comes in the wake of controversies surrounding the team’s recruitment policies, giveaways on its Twitch channel, and bans of users who mention war crimes on its channel.
Wednesday, Breslau reported on Twitter that “due to recent media coverage of fake giveaways and potentially unconstitutional bans, the US Army esports team has paused social activity, streaming on Twitch, and official activations with Twitch including participating in upcoming Twitch Rivals events.”
—Rod Breslau (@Slasher) July 22, 2020
A spokesperson for the US Army confirmed to Insider that the team had stopped streaming for the time