PewDiePie has been banned from Twitch, in a move that has left fans baffled.
The Swedish YouTuber, whose real name is Felix Kjellberg, had over 1.5 million followers on the popular streaming site.
However, his account had been dormant for a couple of years, until earlier this year when it became active again.
The activity wasn’t what you would typically expect on Twitch, however, as the Swede was in fact posting an endless loop of his old videos, with the stream being titled ‘PewDiePie Infinity’.
That was until May 9, when Twitch announced a ban on PewDiePie’s channel, without providing any explanation as it ordinarily does, as per Game Rant.
The thirty-three-year-old first rose to fame with his Let’s Play series over on YouTube, where he shared his experience playing action and horror games with viewers. He was incredibly successful, and went on to become the content creator with the most subscribers on the site.
That was until back in November last year, when twenty-five-year-old MrBeast overtook PewDiePie to take the title for himself.
For those of you that don’t know, MrBeast is officially the most subscribed YouTuber ever, with 152 million subscribers and counting.
It’s not surprising he has so many fans, as the YouTuber is known for his selfless exploits and highly entertaining videos.
According to Forbes, the twenty-four-year-old earned USD $54 million in 2021, with his net worth currently being USD $25 million.
Surprisingly, PewDiePie was ready for MrBeast to take the mantle, “Come on, I’ve been retired for like two years now. I can’t wait for it to be over,” he shared last August when MrBeast made it to 100 million subscribers.
“That’s alright he definitely deserves it. I hope he does it.”
PewDiePie himself currently has 111 million subscribers on YouTube, so is now a long way off being able to reclaim his title of the most popular content creator.
Talking about his possible takeover of PewDiePie, the YouTuber opened up about how much he respects him: “I appreciate how humble he is. Literally.
“I’m not gonna say names, but I think you can think of quite a few YouTubers, if they were in his position, that would just be arrogant and just be a giant pr*ck,” he said in an interview back in 2020.
The news made the rounds online at the time, and many social media users shared their thoughts on PewDiePie being overtaken, with one writing: “Honestly though he stopped being “good” to say the least as soon as he did hit the top.
”His peak was when he just played games and enjoyed interacting with his community and collabing with other Youtubers.
“As soon as he hit the top? His whole content became reddit videos and reaction videos.
“He hasn’t been worth watching since like 2015. Same with the Sidemen: ‘We’re literal millionaires but we’ll put zero effort into our content.’”