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Two Super Smash Bros. organizations lift bans on Nairoby 'Nairo' Quezada

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • March 15, 2021 at 11:33 a.m. PDT • Comments: 47

Two organizations in the Super Smash Bros. community, 2GGaming and Collision Gaming, have lifted bans barring former professional player Nairoby 'Nairo' Quezada from attending their events.

The 24 year old player and streamer was widely ostracized from the Super Smash Bros. community as well as from Twitch after allegations of him having sexual relations with a minor arose last July. Quezada posted a video last month in which he expressed that his legal endeavors surrounding the matter had concluded as well as a desire to return to streaming.

This was met by a number of open arm responses from members of the Smash Bros. community, and we saw "#UnbanNairo" trend at number one on Twitter roughly a week after the video went live.

Two organizations have come forward to announce the retraction of their bans on Quezada, 2GGaming on Friday and Collision Gaming on Monday, with the latter directly noting that they hope Twitch will reassess their restrictions on the competitor as well.

They point out the fact that while they will allow Quezada to attend and participate in their events, the fact that he's banned from Twitch remains an issue as they very well may run into red tape should he be called to play on stream.

The text from Twitch's moderation and safety page reads, "Appearing/participating in the stream of a third party channel. If a banned user appears in a third party channel while being suspended, this could cause the ban of the channel they appear in."

Nairo stated in his video that he made an appeal to Twitch to have his account reinstated, and eSports journalist Rod "Slasher" Breslau reached out to the company for question following the aforementioned number one trend of #UnBanNairo, but received a "no comment" response.

You can view the statements put forward by both 2GGaming and Collision Gaming below.

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