Twitch will be taking a strong stance against cheating in Pokemon GO
Remember guys, cheating makes you a douche, and you don’t wanna be a douche.
Streaming giant Twitch has recently announced that they will be taking action against streamers who exploit or stream Pokemon GO cheats on their platform. According to the statement released by Brian Petrocelli, Product Marketing at Twitch, any streamer who has shared or is sharing content that features or promotes cheating in Pokemon GO will receive a strike on their account with 3 strikes ultimately resulting into a ban.
According to recent reports, some streamers have taken advantage of using Android emulators and GPS spoofing applications to play Pokemon GO using the PC. While the usage of emulators might be debatable if it counts as a third-party hack, Twitch qoutes Niantic’s guidelines for defining cheats as:
“…using modified or unofficial software; playing with multiple accounts (one account per player, please); sharing accounts; using tools or techniques to alter or falsify your location; or selling/trading accounts”
The new rule against Pokemon GO cheaters was in full effect last August 8, 2016, and Petrocelli cites that their existing policies against streaming content that violate service or user agreements for the games or products featured on any channel or streamer also applies to Pokemon GO.