Popular YouTuber PewDiePie, also known as Felix 'PewDiePie' Kjellberg, has finally spoken out about his recent Twitch ban and addressed rumors of being "hacked" after his profile unexpectedly vanished on May 8.
PewDiePie, a prominent figure in the YouTube community, made a remarkable comeback on Twitch earlier this year, generating considerable buzz across the internet. On March 21, Kjellberg's Twitch account went live for the first time in years. However, instead of live streaming, he found a clever workaround by broadcasting his extensive backlog of YouTube content 24/7 on the platform.
Speculation arose among fans, suggesting that PewDiePie's Twitch account had been compromised by hackers. However, the YouTuber debunked these claims in a video released on May 25, where he provided some insight into the situation.
On May 8, PewDiePie's Twitch account was abruptly banned, leaving fans puzzled about the reason behind the sudden suspension. At first, no information was available to shed light on the mysterious ban. Even PewDiePie himself remained silent about the issue. However, the suspension was lifted a mere three days later. Surprisingly, PewDiePie admitted that he doesn't know why his account was banned, although he speculated that it might be related to the content he streamed from 2017.
In a May 25 YouTube video, PewDiePie shared his thoughts 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."
PewDiePie also clarified the reasons behind his decision to stream his old videos 24/7 on Twitch, stating that it was an experiment and an opportunity for his fans to connect and enjoy his content together. He mentioned that initially, many people believed his account had been hacked due to the continuous live stream, but he intended it as a way to engage viewers and create a shared experience.
Fortunately for fans, PewDiePie's Twitch channel has been operational for approximately two weeks now, allowing them to once again enjoy his content on the platform.