Activision Bans Six-Year-Old 'Call Of Duty: Warzone' Player During Stream
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Activision has seemingly banned a six-year-old gamer from playing Call of Duty: Warzone:
As some of you know, Rogan was banned from Warzone on stream tonight. The Team and us are currently trying to handle the situation and will keep you guys updated. Thank you for all the support. #FreeRogan pic.twitter.com/df1B28Fa8R
- RowdyRogan (@RowdyRogan) December 10, 2020
RowdyRogan, a Twitch streamer, became a gaming sensation earlier this year after demonstrating skills beyond his years. But some raied concerns over the fact that a six-year-old child was publicly playing an 18-rated game.
Now Activision has decided to take action, it would seem, and 'permanently banned' his account. The youngster and his dad attempted to login to Warzone during a Twitch stream to discover the devastating news.
The reason behind the ban has yet to be explicitly stated by Activision, but it's widely believed that it does come down to the simple fact that Rogan is too young to be playing Warzone.
Many people responded to the tweet and some were quick to side with Activision, forming the opinion that he shouldn't be playing because of his young years.
One said: "To stream this game your kid has to be min. 13 years old while you sit there with him while playing. That's the TOS. Sad though [sic], He is a good player but I don't think a 6 year old should play this game anyways.. even though [sic] its your family's income.. just wrong."
Another added: "He definitely shouldn't play this game at such a young age. And the father supporting him?? Wtf is wrong with this world??"
A third commented: "Righteous Ban, when I watch a 6 year old child tell his Dad, don't finish him I want to execute him. It disturbs me, deeply as a person of faith. Bravo Activision/Infinity ward you did the JUST thing."
Fans of Rogan's took the time to defend him though, with one writing: "Activision this is absolutely sickening! Banning a child from playing warzone with his father, since when are video games age restricted? This child did nothing but bring joy to viewers while enjoying a hobby with his father. Poor Rogan, Let him play!"
Another said: "So many people hating and saying he's not old enough to play but most of y'all forget when the first COD [Call of Duty] came out we were also younger than the age limit probably not that young but does it really make it a difference. Don't be hypocritical y'all."
A third fan added: "This is literally heartbreaking. As a mother I can feel the fathers pain. This is his sons dream, and every good parent out there will support their child's dreams and ambitions. I hope everything works out for @RowdyRogan . This child is gifted and what an amazing father."
While there's been some confusion as to whether or not underage gamers can actually play 18-rated games, Activision's own terms of service clear things up.
The publisher states that you can play 18 rated games with the permission of a parent or guardian, but to sign up and create and actually create an account, it seems you must be at least 13.
LADbible has contacted Activision for comment.