PewDiePie, the king of YouTube, has finally addressed his enigmatic Twitch ban and claims that his account was “hacked” after going quiet on May 8.
Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg may be considered a YouTube legend, but earlier this year he made a significant comeback on Twitch in a move that got the internet buzzing. For the first time in years, Kjellberg’s Twitch account went live on March 21; however, he wasn’t really live broadcasting. Instead, he developed a brilliant workaround for the platform by continuously streaming his enormous YouTube backlog.
Naturally, many people conjectured that he had been hacked, but PewDiePie refuted these claims in a video posted on May 25 along with some other details. PewDiePie’s Twitch account was abruptly suspended on May 8, however there was no explanation offered to viewers at first glance as to why. Regarding the cause of his ban, which was removed three days later, PewDiePie remained mum. Additionally, the YouTuber claims that he has no idea why he was banned. notwithstanding his speculation that it might have been related to his articles from 2017.
In a YouTube video from May 25, he commented on the situation, saying, “It’s really cool, because Twitch — just like YouTube — doesn’t say what made you banned, so I don’t know. I probably shouldn’t have been streaming the videos from 2017, but hey. It was a weird time.”
Kjellberg also explained why he began continuously broadcasting his older videos on Twitch, stating it was an experiment and a fun way for his followers to interact with him. “Everyone thought I was hacked first, because we were doing a 24/7 live stream on Twitch just for fun. I thought it could be a good way to make people have the chat and watch videos together, and it’s there if people want it.”
Fortunately for fans, PewDiePie’s Twitch feed has been operational again for the past two weeks. This is just the most recent piece of information from PewDiePie after certain hints in his most recent video had fans believing they had identified the gender of his newborn child.