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MontanaBlack88 explains why he's been banned from Twitch

by Connor Bennett

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Popular Twitch streamer Marcel ‘MontanaBlack88’ Eris has received a seven-day ban from the livestreaming platform and given his side of the story.

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MontanaBlack88 is one of Twitch’s most popular streamers, even though many may not have heard of him before. The German broadcaster doesn’t have the following of Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek or Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney, but he was, at one point, the most subscribed channel on the platform

That popularity, though, doesn’t keep him immune for falling foul of the Twitch ban hammer – as he was given a 7-day suspension on October 18.

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MontanaBlack was once Twitch's most subscribed to channel.

The streamer issued a statement about the suspension on Twitter in his native language. According to Bing translate, he stated: “Unfortunately, there is bad news. I Have a 7-day lock on Twitch starting tonight.”

He continued: “I was on the discord some time ago with a few guys and I’ve been out of Fifa.  At that very moment, a colleague who was streaming, and I said swear words that don't belong on Twitch. I apologized directly and hoped the subject was eaten with it. As I said, I didn't know he was streaming or that I was being heard. 

“You can argue about the 7 days or let it be. Personally, I liked to have as little as possible on Twitch and I'm sorry that I and you now have to punish myself and you with a 7-day ban.”

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Eris even followed it up with an image of his account being unable to sign-in to Twitch for those who may not have believed him.

“If I'm locked for the full 7 days, we'll see you again in 7 days with Modern Warfare,” he captioned the image, after noting that he could be back in less than that time. 

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Of course, Twitch doesn’t usually comment on individual bans, leaving the reason with the streamer in an email.

While MontanaBlack may have explained the situation, the exact wording of the ban is unknown, and therefore it remains to be seen if there are any further repercussions for the popular streamer.