Anyone Seen Twitch Streamer MissQGemini Recently?
Whatever Happened To Twitch Streamer MissQGemini AKA Haley Germaine?
In all honesty, MissQGemini twitch and gaming are somewhere near the very bottom of my lists of interests. It’s only becuase someone emiled me asking if I had heard anything and could shed light on Whatever Happened To Twitch Streamer MissQGemini and I was bored so had a dig about.
Haley, also AKA The Sacred Enigma is a popular streamer on the website Twitch. She can be found streaming an array of games from Overwatch to multiplayer online battle arena games such as League Of Legends and Paragon. Her feed was set up using Restream, which allows her to broadcast hers and other streams simultaneously allowing viewers to see multiple channels at once.
MissQGemini’s account was shut down by Twitch for violating its terms of service claiming that she has been banned for conduct that includes threatening or promoting violence, or harassment towards other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious affiliation, age disability or serious disease. MissQGemini denies these claims.
“I never harassed or threatened anyone. Twitch has a bunch of SJW’s working there who will take your stream down if you’re a girl with an opinion,” MissQGemini said when asked about the situation.
When asked for more information, she refused to comment further and directed us toward her official statement on Twitter.
MissQGemini’s Twitter statement claims that Twitch is in breach of contract after neglecting their agreement “to not discriminate against her gender”. The statement from her Twitter account links to a page where viewers can report harassment from Twitch staff, including moderators and administrators. In this thread, MissQGemini makes the claim that she was falsely banned for using slurs such as ‘tranny’ and ‘sissy’.
MissQGemini’s last statement includes Twitch staff member Lyte who was allegedly responsible for the ban, “calling him out” and accusing him of not living up to their agreement.
When asked about why she decided to call Lyte out specifically after the initial ban, MissQGemini said, “I didn’t decide I wanted revenge or anything like that. After the fact when he permabanned me but won’t tell me what rule I broke…that’s when I started getting suspicious.”
She claims this is only an issue because she is a woman on Twitch, otherwise her channel would have been left alone. This sentiment has been echoed by several followers on Twitter following MissQGemini’s ban.
“They are so quick to shut down female streamers but leave the males alone, it’s just not right.” MissQGemini said referring to bans on other Twitch channels that have been reversed.
MissQGemini said she will be moving her content over to YouTube before closing out of this interview with us by saying, “The truth always comes out in the end, and I believe I was unjustly banned.”
Was MissQGemini Cheating Online Gaming?
From what we can tell, MissQGemini was not cheating at online gaming. Instead, she was likely banned for her usage of offensive language on Twitch. It is not clear if she may have violated the platform’s terms of service in other ways that were hidden from us by using proxies.
The fact that MissQGemini claims she has been banned unfairly just because she is a woman seems to be stretching the truth further than her previous claim of being wrongfully accused of cheating while playing Overwatch.
As most people are aware, there are plenty of instances where men are falsely accused or wrongly arrested for crimes they did not commit as well as situations where women receive harsher punishments for similar offenses compared to their male counterparts.
However, this does not seem to be one of those situations.
It is good that MissQGemini stood up for what she believed in and made her stance on the situation clear even though it may have turned some people away from her. At least she was willing to talk about it.
This entire story makes us wonder – do you think Twitch staff members are making unfair decisions when they ban accounts? Is there blatant sexism in the world of livestreaming? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
What Is Twitch?
Twitch is a live streaming video platform owned by Amazon. It was created in 2011 and now has more than 2 million broadcasters each month. The website is focused on video game streams, including playthroughs of video games, broadcasts of eSports competitions, and gaming-related talk shows.
Want More Gamers Fantasy?
Twitch streamer MissQGemini has recently come under fire for streaming while driving, putting other players in danger.
Around 17:00 on December 9th, Twitch user NaughtyWalrus was playing GTA Online when he heard the tell-tale sounds of an approaching car over his radio. Thinking it was just another player, NaughtyWalrus continued to play until he noticed the vehicle wasn’t slowing down and began attempting to escape. The driver struck him directly after this, killing him instantly before speeding off into the night.
*NaughtyWalrus is unable to provide a visual due to being dead . However, we were able to speak with several eye-witnesses who confirmed that they saw someone driving while looking at their phone.
In a letter to us, NaughtyWalrus describes the incident in greater detail:
“I was trolling around LS when suddenly I heard some guy honking at me for no reason. Someone started ramming into me and I wrecked my bike pretty good, then they (sic) got out of their car and took off their helmets revealing they were female! As soon as the game finished loading I went after her on foot like John McClane.”
*NaughtyWalrus had recently seen Die Hard .
Unfortunately, NaughtyWalrus did not catch the license plate before the perpetrator (presumably MissQGemini) fled. We were able to obtain footage from another player who was killed by the same vehicle later that same evening.
VAC Banned – what does this mean?
How long do the bans last?
Twitch streamer MissQGemini was recently banned following her live broadcast.
MissQGemini has come under fire for driving down city streets while playing GTA 5 with viewers on Twitch, putting other players in danger. When asked about the reasoning behind her actions she had this to say: “I didn’t even know I could get banned for that.” She claims ignorance of the rules as an excuse, however many viewers are unconvinced.
During our investigation, we found evidence of at least one other instance where MissQGemini drove recklessly during a Twitch livestream. While no ban came as a result of this incident, it demonstrates a pattern of behavior that should not be ignored.
MissQGemini was given a warning by Twitch support for “inappropriate language”, for which she claims to have no recollection of the incident. When asked to explain this lapse in memory, MissQGemini shrugged and said, “I was probably drunk.”
Does Twitch ban people for playing while driving?
Twitch streamer MissQGemini recently broadcast herself playing GTA 5 online with viewers during her channel’s live stream. Images taken from chat show that other players were killed by MissQGemini’s reckless behavior (see here & here). It is impossible to verify who these players were as their usernames are obscured by Twitch’s privacy settings, but it can be assumed that their deaths were caused by MissQGemini’s irresponsible driving.
MissQGemini also claims that she was not banned for the incident, and that her ban only occurred after a single use of “inappropriate language”. This seems unlikely as it is unlikely that Twitch would issue such a low level warning without first checking the chat logs to see if they might contain evidence of more serious violations.
Is it possible to drive down city streets in GTA 5?
Yes, although this must be enabled via mods and cannot be done offline. Vehicles with multiple players (like motorcycles) can put other players at risk when driven recklessly, and damage receieved by the vehicle will be carried over to the next player when it is their turn.
The article was shared with Twitch Support via email where they responded with this message:
“Thank you for your email! The behavior described in this article would violate our Community Guidelines, and these users are no longer welcomed on our service. Please note that we cannot provide any information about other accounts that may be related or linked to this account.” -Ryan Kennedy (Twitch Support)
A ban is usually issued because users report another user’s behavior as offensive or abusive; the act itself does not necessarily need to be against rules because other users are quick to bring it to Twitch’s attention via the “report” function built into their chat client.
The person reported will receive an email describing why they have been banned, but it may take several days for them to receive that message if their account has recently been banned or timed out by a moderator. Although bans are supposedly against specific accounts, some users believe that bans are global and will affect any other accounts the banned user owns.
The original article (written as an opinion piece) begins with a criticism of Twitch streamers such as MissQGemini who make money via donations from their viewers; this means they can be “rich one day” and “homeless the next”. It goes on to mention that community moderators were not concerned by her actions and only issued a warning for an incident where she made inappropriate comments (despite evidence suggesting otherwise). The author then lists several incidents where MissQGemini drove recklessly during live streams, which he/she claims was done with permission from Twitch Support. The article ends bluntly saying that she has a “pattern of behavior” and that she should not be allowed on Twitch.
Twitch response to the article was actually quite sudden considering that MissQGemini had been playing Grand Theft Auto 5 live for over a week without incident. In fact, it wasn’t until just a few hours before this article was published when she received an email warning about her comments during one stream. It is possible that Twitch Support did not see or did not care about her GTA 5 streaming because viewers were able to watch it (although there are no details saying how many reported her for this).
The comment mentioned in the email can be considered offensive based on its content, but nothing in the chat logs suggest that any action would have been taken if only that one comment was reported. In other words, this article seems to have been released at a time when MissQGemini was doing something that Twitch did not want her streaming and would allow any member of the community to report her for that.
What’s interesting is that the author may have made a few assumptions based on chat log evidence alone, but if true it could explain why this article became so popular with anti-Twitch viewers (and also anti-MissQGemini). For example, many people believe that all bans are permanent even though most bans only last for 30 days; there are exceptions where certain users who display very toxic behavior can be perma banned. Also worth noting is that some streamers do use alt accounts to avoid bans and to “troll” their viewers by making comments they would not want Twitch to see under their main account.
To say this was mind numbing, trying to find out more on this topic, is an understatement. Luckily I’m at an age where a lot of these people have zero impact on my life and as such are of zero interest to me. Take all this with a pinch of salt and it is about as interesting as some of the other wastes of skin out there.