PewDiePie banned from Twitch without even streaming

PewDiePie banned from Twitch without even streaming
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Joseph Kime


10th May 2023 09:54

Felix "PewDiePie" Kjellberg hasn't been in the news very much recently, and it's honestly quite nice. No matter how you feel about him, it's admittedly quite nice for other content creators to get their time in the limelight.

On the one hand, PewDiePie and his wife are expecting their first child, so there's probably a great benefit in not being hounded by the press. Secondly, for all the controversies that Kjellberg finds himself in, it's good not to see him spouting racial slurs or accidentally calling someone out.

But for some reason, it looks like Twitch has preemptively expected something terrible from PewDiePie and banned him without him doing anything. 

Twitch has taken down Pewdiepie's streams

That same channel has now been hit by a ban from Twitch, and as of right now, we don't really have any reason to go off when it comes to its shutdown. Pewdiepie hasn't really done anything in this case, but it hasn't stopped Twitch from acting against his channel regardless.

Even though PewDiePie himself has let his Twitch channel go dormant apart from the odd update on his life in Japan, it's been ticking away in the background. for some time.

The rebranded "PewDiePie Infinity" recently started playing episodes of Trailer Park Boys and cycling through old videos of the famed YouTuber, 24/7.

Following the ban, confused fans have reacted with complete confusion - but they've presumed that somehow, Felix has somehow done something wrong. After all, he's pretty good at it. We don't know what has happened - but fans have theories.

Why did Pewdiepie get banned on Twitch?

PewDiePie banned from Twitch without even streaming
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Fans are guessing that the differences between YouTube and Twitch's terms of service are the reason for PewDiePie's ban, with the likelihood being that a video from his channel has aired on the livestreaming service without being pulled from rotation for not adhering to an obscure streaming rule.

There is also, of course, "the bridge incident." Fans have considered that there's a chance that his infamous PUBG stream, in which he flippantly yells a racial slur, could have made it into the roster of videos on PewDiePie Infinity, airing on the stream and subsequently being axed.

We don't have any answers for now, but to be fair, PewDiePie history shows that he often can't keep away from trouble for long.

Joseph Kime
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Joseph Kime
Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.
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