Prominent World of Warcraft streamer and OTK co-founder Esfand is receiving harsh criticism for distracted driving. Esfand used his phone while driving in a Twitch IRL stream.
Keeping It Brief
- Esfand used his phone multiple times while driving his car in a Twitch IRL stream.
- Twitch has a no-tolerance policy when it comes to distracted driving.
- As of publishing this article, Twitch has not taken any action against Esfand.
Distracted Driving On Twitch
Twitch has a no-tolerance policy when it comes to distracted driving, which is considered self-destructive behavior according to their Terms of Service.
Earlier this month, fans criticized and called for action against another Twitch streamer, Adin Ross, after he used his phone while operating his car.
As a result, Twitch temporarily banned Adin Ross for seven days. However, his ban lasted for only two days.
Other streamers who violated the distracted driving rule have either received a seven-day ban or a permanent ban.
Esfand Uses Phone While Driving In A Twitch IRL Stream
On Saturday, during an IRL stream on Jinnytty’s channel, Esfand used his phone while driving his car.
Viewers noticed the streamer using his phone while driving multiple times. It is not clear if Esfand was using his phone to read chat or looking at a navigation app.
Regardless, using a phone while driving on Twitch, even while stationary on a red light, as in the case of Adin Ross, is considered a violation of Twitch’s Terms of Service.
Esfand’s car was not stationary while he was using his phone. The streamer acknowledged that he shouldn’t have looked at his phone while driving.
Nmplol’s Advice For Streaming On Twitch While Driving
Popular IRL streamer Nmplol commented on Esfand using his phone while driving in a Twitch IRL stream.
Nmplol and his wife Malena IRL stream a lot while driving around in a car. They are always cautious not to be distracted in any form or manner while operating a vehicle while live streaming.
Additionally, Nmplol has on multiple occasions come to a full, safe stop on the side of the road and announced that they are at a complete stop before handling phones/cameras.
Twitch streamers who wish to IRL stream while driving should learn from Nmplol. He takes extra precautions while driving on stream, setting an excellent example for everyone.