While some Twitch channels are showcasing the very best moral practices this week (Awesome Games Done Quick has just started a week-long charity event for a fantastic cause), others are showcasing a, shall we say, less-than-perfect display, adding to a worryingly growing list of high-profile bans on the service.
Professional Super Smash Bros. player Joseph “Mang0” Marquez, known for being a top Smash Bros. Melee player and a back-to-back EVO champion, has received a week-long suspension from the live-streaming site after celebrating a win for his NFL team, the Philadelphia Eagles. The problem was that he perhaps celebrated a little too much; the clip below captured the moment when Mang0 "passes out" from supposedly drinking too much alcohol.
After the events seen in the clip above, Mang0 reportedly remained off camera for several minutes before returning to shut it down. As you can see in the tweet below, Twitch says that the reason for this one-week ban is for the "dangerous consumption of drugs or alcohol", which goes against the site's policies.
A couple of hours after posting the tweet above (in which Mang0 didn't seem too concerned about the ban), he posted another message to explain his side of the story. He says that rather than being too drunk, he actually "jokingly fell over to be funny" and took a break to talk to his girlfriend.
As always, feel free to share your thoughts on this one in the comments below.
Oh yeah, "jokingly fell over".
I always jokingly fall over after 50 beers.
Mango's a very genuine person. I don't agree with his lifestyle for the most part, but that's one thing I give him credit for so I'll believe his "excuse".
I always pretend to pass out just to sneak away and talk to my girlfriend. She's from Canada, you wouldn't know her.
But how can he be drunk on american beer?
And that was not a joke, you can see he is ratted.
Saw the headlines and tried to guess who it would be before reading the article and I guessed mang0... now this could have been a joke like he said but the fact that I was about to guess at it shows he has built a reputation
Clever idea to "pretend to" pass out with a beer in your hand.
I'd like to see someone throw up on Twitch. Yes vomit all over their top end computer and screen...
I'm not a drinker, but christ, let people be people.
Drinking is bad but flashing for views is gooood.
why are people who drink to get drunk like this?
Idk, I'm not a professional, but this seems indicative of a problem.
@shaneoh What do you mean by that? If he wants to ruin his body or whatever then he's free to do so but if you're going to stream on Twitch or any site then you've gotta respect and follow their policies. Completely reasonable ban.
@CharlieSmile Not everyone who drinks gets this bad, and he shouldnt of been on the internet streaming his idiocy.
@Bunkerneath there's a difference between people who drink, and people who drink with the intention to get drunk
This dude can drink but he didn't black out. Even I could see his playful smile! Smarten up Twitch don't a B!
As a professional drinker of 22 years, I believe this was done as a bit. In order to pass out like a ton of bricks like that, you'd have to be at a BAC pushing upwards and past .30. Had he fallen asleep sitting up, that would have been a legit pass out (which, really is just falling asleep). I mean...he even did the stereotypical "wobbly head" thing that nobody does in real life.
Drunk? Yep. Legit mid-sentence pass-out to the floor while smiling and NOT dropping the beer first? Not a chance.
@siouxrunner15 Even if that is true, it is somewhat understandable that Twitch might object to a portrayal of drinking until one passes out on their platform. I get that they do not have a reputation for consistency in their enforcement, though this does not strike me as all that controversial.
Being a responsible adult and drinking to celebrate aside, this dude drinks at like 10am everyday. As someone that's in the public eye and is a role model to kids, he needs to pull it back a bit. Nothing wrong with doing what you feel, but c'mon.
I would know, I have kids of my own and catch myself making mistakes all the time. Thing is, I'm not a pro gamer with tons of little kids watching me. I have my own two, that's enough for me.
Replace the word alcohol with cake and you'll see what a ridiculous policy it is. Both are dangerous in excessive quantities.
@Bunkerneath I agree, get a hold of yourself man. Get wasted when you are done. Not in front of all types of underage kids, teaching them this is ok.
@shaneoh they both can kill you
@shaneoh you can't get inebriated on cake though.
Hey! Now he has a whole week break to talk to his girlfriend!
On beer? Whisky maybe..
No, really, computer. That's all I had to say. I'm not trying to be an internet life coach or hand out chips.
Perfect pic for this article.
If you've ever seen that smash bros documentary. I believe It does mention he is a bit of a party animal. So to me, passing out during a stream does seem to be in the realm of possibility
Lol it’s hilarious when people jokingly fall over
"I jokingly fell over to be funny"
I drink, I like drinking, and I even think the legal drinking age should be the same as the legal age to vote or join the military in your respective nation.
But like all things in life, doing something in excess is a problem. Drinking too much is a problem. Eating too much. Gaming too much. Even seemingly good things like exercise can be done too much. My co-worker hurt his back playing tennis and was in so much pain that he had to wear a brace for weeks afterword.
Moral of the stories; moderation.
@shaneoh The only thing ridiculous is trying to compare cake to alcohol.
Hes always drunk lol
So they ban him for this yet other things fly right by yeah ok sure.
That was inappropriate and had nothing to do with the topic about the article, please don't make comments like that
Nobody's buying that excuse. We all know professional Smash players don't have girlfriends.
If you look closely at the glass panel behind him (right below where it says The Mang0), you can see the reflection of what appears to be him getting up once he's off camera.
Still, he deserved that ban.
As someone from (near) Philadelphia and a life long Eagles fan, I'm embarrassed by his behavior. Getting sloppy drunk? That leaves you incapable of climbing light poles, punching horses, or flipping cars. You know, the sorts of things that make Philadelphia proud!
There's nothing funny about that at all. I feel like his ban should be extended just based on his reaction.
Yeah that's some major bull coming from him. He may not have passed out but the falling over wasn't a joke, it was from consuming as much booze as he did.
@Tirza "An article about a Twitch user getting banned, supposedly for drinking in excess on camera? I know what to do... let's see, what's in the pantry here... North-Americans, drinking... oh, i have some leftover topical things...where's that unrelated drawer.... shootings... AHA! immigration infusion!. Annnnnd click 'reply'."
While you were cooking, I found this for you XD
verb (used with object), min·i·mized, min·i·miz·ing.
1) to reduce to the smallest possible amount or degree.
2) to represent at the lowest possible amount, value, importance, influence, etc., especially in a disparaging way; belittle.
Mango gets in trouble
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There's more than one kind of Smash this guy enjoys, apparently.
So getting completely thrashed on stream to inevitable unconciousness is a week ban, but a bra of your SO in the background warrants much more punishable offense?
You can really tell the age of the people here just by reading some of these comments, lmao
Nevertheless, over-consumption of it can have extremely unpleasant consequences as well.
Really? Sugar is addictive, causes immediate problems with excessive short term consumption and poses serious health risks in the long term.
@shaneoh nobody ever got intoxicated off regular cake though.
this is such a non-comparison.
He's intoxicated, so what? The only person he's hurting is himself
I wonder what football team he is a fan of
The only reason to drink alcohol is to get drunk, otherwise I’d stick to drinking coffee/tea/pop.
@shaneoh My uncle lost his arm because he drank a bunch of alchohol and got behind the wheel of a vehicle. Pretty sure if he decided to have cake instead he'd still have that arm...
Obviously drinking on camera isn't that big of a deal, but it's their policy...
Which is why getting behind the wheel while inebriated is a criminal offence, and getting behind a webcam while inebriated is not.
He has tats, a beard and a drinking problem.
He definitely has a girlfriend, and he is having everyone else’s girlfriend, too.
@Bunkerneath IPAs are extremely popular these days, which in my experience seem to range from 6% to 8.5% ABV for mainstream brands, I've tried a few that almost 10%. That's pretty for beer any way you look at it. He was drinking Blue Moon though, so... he's either lightweight or he smoked some strong stuff before drinking and the combo just knocked him out
@shaneoh Obviously, lol. I don't disagree with you. Just pointing out the whole cake/beer thing is kind of silly.
Either way, if it's their policy, it most likely won't loosen up after something like this. Chances are it'll become more strict instead.
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