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Forsen explains why he doesn’t try to be a successful Twitch streamer

Published: 25/Sep/2020 11:58

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular content creator Sebastian ‘Forsen’ Fors has revealed why he does not focus on trying to grow his Twitch channel anymore when broadcasting to his viewers.

Following his rise in Starcraft 2 and Hearthstone, Forsen has become one of the most popular streamers on Twitch, with over 1.3 million fans currently following his channel.

However, during his latest broadcast, the Swedish star revealed that he no longer tries to become more successful at streaming, explaining that he now has a more laid-back approach.

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Forsen has revealed why he takes a different approach to streaming on Twitch.

In his September 24 stream, the Twitch star was asked by his viewers why he doesn’t “try to climb the streaming ladder,” and Forsen responded, claiming that it can often be unfulfilling to chase more success.

“Why? Because it’s unfulfilling,” he explained. “This kind of job is unfulfilling when you try to succeed at it, you’re better off doing what you want.”

Forsen followed up by explaining that there was much more freedom to streaming without focusing on what will grow his channel, such as collaborating with other creators and playing the most popular games.

He added that there was also less pressure with his approach to streaming, explaining that he was his own boss, “No one is your boss, your viewer count is not your boss, your sponsors are not your boss, your viewers, especially, aren’t your boss.”

Forsen later claimed that being able to do what you want every stream is a “blessing” before highlighting some of the negative effects that streaming can take on your mental health

“No one tells you what to do, you do exactly what you want and that’s a f***ing blessing,” Forsen added. “You see all these Twitter posts, all the f***ing time, from streamers with major anxiety.”

However, while he does not want to put everything into becoming more successful, he did add that it does not mean he knows any better than those content creators who are trying to grow their channels.

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DragonForce’s Herman Li banned from Twitch amid DMCA drama

Published: 27/Oct/2020 13:36 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 13:50

by Lauren Bergin

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Popular music streamer and DragonForce guitarist Herman Li has had his Twitch account banned on October 27, with the reason still unknown.

In a shock move, Twitch has suspended popular musician Herman Li from streaming on the platform, which he uses to provide insight into the life of professional musicians, as well as to shred his guitar like the metal God that he is.

Known for being the lead guitarist of Grammy-winning heavy rock group DragonForce – the masterminds behind the infamous ‘Through the Fire and Flames’ that dominated every Guitar Hero players’ childhood, Li has been praised over the years for his musical talents.

The guitarist has become somewhat of an icon on the platform, so it shocked fans to see his channel was no longer available.

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Li has become not only a DragonForce icon, but a Twitch one too.

Is this a DMCA ban?

At the time of writing, the reason for Li’s ban is unknown. Twitch does not comment on moderation decisions as a matter of privacy.

Speculation though, is that the artist has been banned as part of the new wave of DMCA strikes that have been sweeping across Twitch. As a musical streamer, DMCA makes the lives of musicians particularly difficult. Many have and may be banned in the future due to these new regulations – even if they are playing their own music.

In April, Li was livid as Universal muted his music on YouTube.

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Neither Li nor Twitch have elaborated on why the ban has taken place. No matter the reason though, this news comes will come as a shock to both Li and his fans, especially when he addressed the Twitch ban situation directly on stream back in June, reassuring other streamers that using his band’s music would not result in a DMCA strike.

Li stated that: “We know all these crazy things are happening on Twitch, people getting banned, people getting taken down, DMCA, I can tell you, you can play any song from the latest DragonForce album, Extreme Power Metal, and you will not get a strike. I assure you, you will be ok. Because we are very good friends with our people from the record label, who also love Twitch, so you will not have a problem.”

We will update this story if more details on the reason behind Li’s suspension become clear.