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Forsen reveals why he rejected Mixer to stay on Twitch

Published: 10/Dec/2019 18:17

by Andy Williams

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Popular variety streamer Sebastian ‘Forsen’ Fors has explained why he declined a move to Mixer to stay loyal to his Twitch roots.

Ever since Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins jumped ship to exclusively stream on Mixer, plenty of broadcasters have caught a case of itchy feet. 

It’s fair to say that Ninja’s move back in August rippled through the livestreaming industry, with the likes of Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek, Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop and even Jeremy ‘Disguised Toast’ Wang all upping sticks and moving to their respective platforms. 

One big name who didn’t follow suit, however, was Forsen. Being somewhat of a meme connoisseur, the Swede has molded Twitch chat culture throughout recent years. 

Forsen (Twitch).The former Starcraft II pro streams a variety of games on Twitch.

The ‘forsenE’ emote became somewhat of a movement on Amazon’s streaming service — even overtaking the likes of ‘PogChamp’ and ‘Kappa’ emotes and making its way to the most used on the platform. 

Having amassed over 1.1 million followers on his Twitch channel, the Swedish streamer was questioned on whether he’d be next on the list of popular creators to sign an exclusivity deal with Mixer. 

“I had an offer and I declined,” the 28-year-old admitted. “But now, maybe, I have to reconsider – we’ll see.”

Although the phrase “money talks” might lead you to question Forsen’s decision, he boasts somewhat of deep-rooted loyalty with Twitch, having streamed on the platform since 2011. 

The Swedish streamer was then asked whether he’d received the offer recently or a while back, while also being questioned on his fanbase’s value to Microsoft’s streaming platform. He responded: “First of all, we’re the trend-setters. Alright?”

After this comment, Forsen defended his worth by explaining how he had popularized a string of controversial memes. “Imagine how Twitch would be right now, if I never existed – if this channel never existed… Alright? It would still be spamming Poggers and taking TikTok memes, probably.

“No f**king PepeLaugh… No nothing, man. You’d just be sat there with your d**ks out doing nothing… Creating trends is never a bad thing.”

While the ‘Forsenboys’ aren’t the biggest fanbase on Twitch, there’s no doubting their unprecedented strength in numbers (having been largely accountable for the spreading of memes and Twitch emotes). 

However, since Forsen is perhaps mulling over his decision to join Mixer, his faithful following might be taking the likes of Ninja and Shroud’s chats by storm in the near future. 

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Myth justifies surprising decision to unfollow everyone on social media

Published: 3/Dec/2020 7:58

by Brad Norton

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Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani is taking a new approach on social media, as the popular TSM content creator has revealed why he felt it was time to “experiment” by unfollowing everyone on all of his accounts.

Myth is one of the most popular content creators on the internet. The 21-year-old boasts over seven million followers on both Twitch and Instagram, with another four million subscribers on YouTube as well. He’s grown a massive community with his energetic vibes and impressive gameplay, but Myth just made a drastic change.

Across all social media accounts, the content creator has now wiped the slate clean. He no longer follows any streamer pals, no business contacts, or anyone in between. Myth follows a grand total of zero accounts across all of his platforms.

Why make such a sudden change? Myth explained it all in a series of tweets on December 2. In a difficult year as it is, he felt it was the right time to “experiment with having zero people followed across [his] social media sites.”

One of the main factors behind this decision was to stop himself from “comparing” to others. It can be easy to see idyllic Instagram posts, for instance, and feel a little down in the dumps by comparison. Everyone can empathize with that experience these days. So in order to block it out, his social media is now wiped clean.

The current global crisis certainly didn’t help either. “I’ve had some of the loneliest moments of my life,” he explained. “Social media doesn’t make that feeling any better, at least with the way I currently use it. It just ends up making me feel like other people got it better”

Obviously, most social media personalities are often sharing the highlights in their lives. Rarely do we see our favorite content creators truly breaking down that barrier and sharing everything. Most of the time, we only see what they want us to see. Myth is well aware of this and understands “that’s not the full reality of things.”

Despite this, it’s still a “really draining mindset to have,” he explained. “I wanna eradicate it.” In light of his transparency, countless others reached out to commend his decision. 

“You’re an amazing streamer,” Dakotaz followed up. “Do whatever you gotta do.”

While Myth has unfollowed everyone, he wanted to stress that he’ll still be active and interacting with his fanbase. “I can still see and appreciate comments and messages,” he added.

Don’t expect Myth to keep his accounts this clean forever though. It may be a solid reprieve during this chaotic year, but even he joked that in “six months [he’ll] definitely be back” to his usual ways.