Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's time in the spotlight may be dwindling to a close with Warzone's upcoming integration with Treyarch's Black Ops: Cold War, but that hasn't stopped it from being the source of controversy in the streaming world. This latest scandal involving streaming giants Twitch revolves around the ban of 6-year old Warzone streamer RowdyRogan.
Who is Rowdy Rogan?
The latest Twitch streamer to receive the ban-hammer this year, Rowdy Rogan rose to fame earlier in the year for his immense skill in Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Warzone mode. This channel which features the gaming world's most high-profile father and son duo, became famous after a clip went viral of Rogan playing Warzone back when it was first released. Since then he has amassed a substantial following on all of his social media platforms and has had the privilege to play with and against some of the most high-profile members of the Call of Duty community like FaZe Clan.
Why Did He Get Banned?
While it hasn't been made official as to why exactly he got banned from the game, we can still speculate on it. For one thing, Rowdy is, after all, six years old and is playing a game that was marketed towards mature audiences. While it is a well-known fact that many of Call of Duty's player base are underage, not many of these "squeakers," as they are affectionately referred to in the community, are as high profile as RowdyRogan is at the moment. Many people on Twitter have also pointed out in Activision's terms of service that players need to be at least 13 years old in order to create an account, so long as they have a parent or guardian to assist them. Twitch also requires their users to be at least 13 before they can properly reap the benefits that come with having a channel, but they seem to have taken a more lenient approach on this particular case since Rogan plays with his father on stream all the time.
While again these are only speculations, as we have yet to hear the exact reasons for his ban, if it is as black and white as Rogan simply being too young then perhaps a permanent ban can be seen as Infinity Ward and Activision being a little harsh on the 6-year-old prodigy. Rogan's followers meanwhile will be anxiously waiting for him to make his return to Verdansk.
It turns out the whole thing was planned by Rogan and his parents for a viral video contest for FaZe Clan.