Valorant Youtube Streamer and experimental rapper IShowSpeed has been banned from all Riot games after a video of him verbally abusing a female player surfaced on Twitter.
The video, which was posted on Twitter by the co-owner of FullSquadGaming, Jake Lucky, shows IShowSpeed unleashing a verbal tirade against a female player after receiving some mild criticism from another player about his performance. In the clip, IShowSpeed repeatedly calls the female player a “bitch”, and asks “Is a female talking to me?” before saying “get off the fucking game and do your husband’s dishes”.
Lucky’s tweet caught the attention of higher-ups at both YouTube and Riot Games. Replying to Lucky, Riot Game Producer Sara Dadafshar said(opens in new tab) “we do NOT want players like this in our community at all,” before stating that she had “perma-banned” IShowSpeed from Valorant and “all other” Riot games. Meanwhile, replying to the same thread, YouTube’s global head of Gaming Creators said he was “On it although at the time of writing, IShowSpeed’s YouTube account is still up and accessible.
I now understand why Valorant queues are so unbelievably toxic. You got one of the most popular streamers on YouTube IShowSpeed saying crap like this and getting nothing but praise and laughs. Crap is whack pic.twitter.com/grEghVotUF
— Jake Lucky (@JakeSucky) April 6, 2022