Popular Twitch streamer Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar was hit with the ban hammer on September 20, but his fans were able to breathe a sigh of relief after it turned out to be the shortest banning in history - potentially even a mistake.
The internet personality can often be seen linking up with a number of other streamers, including Benjamin 'DrLupo' Lupo, Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins, and others to play a wide variety of games for his fans.
For a brief moment on September 20, it seemed that those viewers would need a time machine in order to visit his channel in the future, before the decision was very quickly reversed. This was still enough time for fans on Twitter to start losing their minds, though!
At the time of writing, there's no clear indication as to why Tim was 'banned' on Twitch. After all, Twitch tend not to comment on bans and the reasons behind them,, at least not publicly.
Some fans have suggested that a recent stream of his where he was sharing media could have broken copyright rules, but it couldn't have been anything major based on the length of the apparent suspension - which was around 10 minutes long. Given the quick reversal, there's a possibility that it was all just a big mistake!
Wait. What the hell is going on?
— Bionisguy ⬅️:arrow_right:️+3️⃣ (@Bionisguy_fgc) September 20, 2019
TimTheTatman has been trying out a number of new games on stream, since scrapping his previously full-time Fortnite streaming schedule, giving the likes of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PC beta and World of Warcraft a whirl instead.
Dexerto has reached out to the streamer for more information on the brief ban and we'll update this article accordingly, should he respond.
His channel is now available on Twitch, as usual, and fans will still be able to check out some of his best clips and vods until the next time he goes live.