UPDATE 9/10/2020: After 24 hours, Forsen has been unbanned from Twitch. While the reasons for his suspension are still unknown, it seems his ban from the site was rather short, which spells good news for fans.
— StreamerBans (@StreamerBans) September 11, 2020
Original story below:
Popular Twitch variety streamer and former esports pro Sebastian ‘Forsen’ Fors has been banned on Twitch. The detail surrounding the Swede’s ban remain unclear.
You might not have watched Forsen, but your Twitch experience was likely influenced by him. The Swede has spawned many memes and trends that live on until this day, including the ForsenCD and monkaS emotes.
However, he might soon be wiped from the platform entirely. Forsen was handed down a Twitch ban on September 9, and it’s unclear if he will return.
— StreamerBans (@StreamerBans) September 9, 2020
Why was Forsen banned on Twitch?
As we mentioned at the top, the reasonings behind Forsen’s ban remain unclear at this point in time. The streamer has yet to speak out about his suspension, and Twitch doesn’t comment on individual streamer suspensions publicly.
What we do know is that the ban came through after Forsen went offline on September 9. It could have potentially been for something he did on that stream, although Twitch has often handed down judgment late in some instances.
The length of Forsen’s ban is also unknown. Without details about how the Swede got banned, there’s no way of estimating how long he will be suspended for.
Who is Forsen?
Forsen is one of the most popular variety streamers on the platform, broadcasting himself playing a number of different games to the world. He is a member of Cloud9’s stream team, having joined the organization back in April 2017.
He has over 1.3 million followers on the platform, making him one of the top 100 streamers on the platform. He also averages around 9,000 concurrent viewers every time he goes live.
Before he got his big break on Twitch, Forsen was a professional Starcraft II and Hearthstone player. He was active in Starcraft II from 2010 to 2014 before making the swap to Blizzard’s card game. He retired from professional play in 2017 to start streaming full time.
We will update you once more information arises.