Twitch Users Try Bootlegging Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight, Get Banned

Twitch Users Try Bootlegging Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight, Get Banned

Twitch exists for gaming content. Sure, you can find other stuff on there — music has been gaining more of a presence of late — but it's still primarily a gaming service. People go on there to play or watch games. So it's probably not a surprise to hear that trying to stream a boxing match is considered a big no-no.

Yes, even if it's the biggest fight of the year...not that this stopped people from trying last night. There are reports around the web of people who tried to broadcast the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight through their Twitch stream, only to get their channel banned from the service.

Personally I saw someone put up a Twitch stream of the fight...

Twitch Users Try Bootlegging Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight, Get Banned

...only to get banned approximately five minutes later:

Twitch Users Try Bootlegging Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight, Get Banned

There are also a number of people trying to advertise their 'services' on Twitter:

Twitch Users Try Bootlegging Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight, Get Banned
Twitch Users Try Bootlegging Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight, Get Banned

The Twitch rules of conduct clearly state that broadcasts such as these — which feature no gaming whatsoever — are not allowed. Nevermind, you know, the legalities of trying to do this (breaking the law on Twitch is also not allowed, understandably so).

We reached out to Twitch to get a sense of how many people have tried to do this tonight, but they did not respond in time for publication. It's worth noting that if you want to combine your love of boxing with Twitch, there are still plenty of gaming streamers out there who are holding discussions about the fight!


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