Carl Reimer is one of the most popular professional streamers in the Call of Duty game universe, but everything could change after a moment of pure stupidity. While conducting one of the many streaming sessions on Twitch last Wednesday, the former member of the FaZe Clan decided that it would be a good idea to “play” with his pistol live, eventually firing a shot at his secretary.
The streamer immediately said that he had just taken all the bullets out of the pistol, but he clearly forgot the one in the barrel of the gun. As a consequence of this thoughtless act that luckily ended up having no tragic consequences, he was immediately banned from Twitch and his contract with the professional eSports team “SoaR” was canceled.
Twitch has not yet revealed whether Reimer’s suspension will be temporary or permanent
It is not difficult to see how serious this situation is, and the large number of scenarios in which the end result could be tragic. Usually Twitch puts in place immediate suspensions in these types of situations, only considering later what will be its final decision on the punishment to be applied.
In the case of Carl Reimer, it is a real unknown, especially after the revelations made through his YouTube account. To the more than 800,000 followers, he revealed that he was clearly intoxicated after playing the video from the night before. In fact, it is impossible not to see the “Coors Light” beer can on your desk.
Considering this whole event and the conditions in which it took place, it does not seem at all impossible that Reimer will end up suffering one of the most drastic punishments implemented by Twitch.
YouTube will be able to follow Twitch’s footsteps and condition the streamer
Although Twitch is the platform where he worked professionally, Carl Reimer currently has 853,000 subscribers on YouTube. Even stating that he has not been able to monetize YouTube in a positive way for a long time, he would certainly be able to use his large follower base to start making his streams on the Google platform.
However, considering the great repercussions of this event, it would not be surprising if YouTube itself ended up taking measures to limit the streamer’s exposure.
One thing is for sure, Carl Reimer may be quite right in saying that “2 seconds of stupidity” may have ruined your life, at least as a streamer.
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