Popular Streamers Shroud and Lirik React to FaZe Tfue Twitch Ban After Racial Slur Incident

by Scott Mahoney
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Former Counter-Strike pro and current Battle Royale streamer Michael 'Shroud' Grzesiek and variety streamer Lirik reacted to the thirty day Twitch ban of Tuner 'Tfue' Tenney.

Shroud calls the 30 day ban (which has now been reduced to only 7) “weird” and proposes a new reprimanding system for Twitch.


Tfue received the ban from Twitch for using a banned word on stream that some viewers interpreted as a derogatory term.

Tfue would later explain that it was not an intentional slur or meant in a derogatory manner.

After reviewing the situation Shroud explains that 30 days is extreme and says that Twitch “needs to have some sort of consistency.”


Shroud would like to see new consistent guidelines that thoroughly cover “when this happens this is the ban you get, this is your punishment.”

Shroud gives Tfue the benefit of the doubt and says that “a ban is fine” and then suggest the length should have been much shorter, perhaps a 1 day ban if this is the first offense.

It is worth noting that the 30 day ban Tfue received has been reduced to a 7 day ban.


Another popular stream, Saqib “Lirik” Zahid, tweeted out his opinion on the ban as well.

Lirik makes a strong argument about growing a stream on twitch and weighs in on the controversy of the matter.

Lirik reiterated in a second tweet that he, like Shroud, would give Tfue the benefit of the doubt.