Those who are found cheating in Pokemon GO while streaming on Twitch may have to face serious repercussions.
Many Twitch streamers have been using cheats such as botting (running a program to pinpoint Pokemon and catch them automatically), or GPS spoofing (making the game think that the player is moving through hot spots in another city while sitting at home). Such cheating is frowned upon by Niantic, and goes against Twitch’s Terms of Service. Those who are caught could face suspension or termination of their accounts.
“Recently we issued a statement that streaming content on our services which violates third-party terms of service or other user agreements is a violation of our own Terms of Service,” Twitch wrote in a blog post. “This also includes cheating in online multiplayer games as defined and enforced by the game developer. Today we would like to make clear that this policy also holds true for Pokemon GO content on Twitch.
“As of August 8th, anyone sharing content that features or promotes cheating in Pokemon GO will receive a strike on their account. We ask that broadcasters take appropriate steps to ensure that their content is not at risk.”
Pokemon GO is available on Android and iOS devices.