Twitch Bans Smash Champion After He Admits To Having Sex With Minor

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Super Smash Bros. veteran Nairoby "Nairo" Quezada has been banned from Twitch two months after admitting to engaging in a sexual relationship with a fellow competitor who was underage at the time. Quezada's official partnership with Twitch has also been terminated.
Nairo was known for his Zero Suit Samus play. Screenshot : Nintendo



The competitive Smash community was left reeling in July when over 50 allegations of sexual misconduct came to light against players, commentators, and tournament organizers of all stripes. The accusations included multiple alleged instances of rape, sexual assault, preying on minors, and grooming underage competitors. Zack "CaptainZack" Lauth contributed to the massive tide of complaints when, on July 2, he released a statement detailing a 2017 sexual encounter with Quezada. At the time, Lauth was 15 and Quezada was 20.

Despite both players having denied anything sexual occurred between them the day before, Quezada admitted to the incident shortly after the release of Lauth's statement. He was dropped by his sponsor and has since been banned from several tournaments and disappeared from social media. According to TwitchMetrics, a third-party site that tracks Twitch performance, Quezada has not gone live since streaming his Super Smash Bros. Ultimate practice on June 30.

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