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Valkyrae updates worried fans after tearfully ending her stream

Published: 16/Nov/2020 19:06 Updated: 16/Nov/2020 19:07

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular streamer and 100 Thieves member Valkyrae left her fanbase anxious after abruptly ending a November 15 live stream — but the update she released afterwards was swiftly deleted, causing even more of a stir.

Valkyrae — real name Rachell Hofstetter — is a hugely popular name in the online broadcasting world. Having moved from Twitch to YouTube in an exclusive streaming deal, Rae also became part of 100 Thieves, further padding her already impressive resume.

Despite receiving oodles of internet success, being famous is no picnic, as the streamer underwent a highly personal ordeal during a live broadcast on November 15 that exposed her emotions to the entire world.

During the stream VoD, Rae can be seen receiving a phone call, after which she goes out of view of the camera. A good while later, the broadcaster returns, and can be seen wiping a tear from her eye as she moves the camera around a bit.

 

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“Hi, uhh, I gotta end the stream,” she announced. “Sorry, guys. I will see you guys later.”

Rae posted an update via Twitter a short while later, which was deleted soon after it was published. The Tweet read, in part, that she had “lost someone close to me.”

Rae followed up with another Tweet on November 16, which revealed that she will be taking a month-long break from the internet, which will include a visit with her family in Washington, as well as a trip to Las Vegas.

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“Might be leaving for a month, but I’ll be bringing my setup!” the streamer announced. “Thinking of heading to Washington to be with family at the end of the month, then straight to Vegas after. Streams will be very inconsistent, but I’ll try to make it work!”

She likewise revealed that this break won’t be happening for a few more weeks, giving fans a little more time to spend with their favorite personality before she travels.

Rae has been met with sympathy and support on all sides, it seems, with commenters wishing her well and asking her to take any necessary time to heal and recover from the incident that has occurred in her personal life.

While the circumstances surrounding her hiatus are still largely unknown, she isn’t the first broadcaster to take a break from content creation this year, by far; YouTuber JackSepticEye and Twitch star Pokimane both took month-long hiatuses prior to Rae’s own break, during which we at Dexerto hope she will recover and return stronger than ever.

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Forsen banned on Twitch for third time in 2020

Published: 26/Nov/2020 11:15

by Alice Hearing

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Twitch streamer Forsen has been hit with a ban on the platform. The reasons why are unclear as it stands and nothing has been confirmed, but fans are speculating he’s another victim of DMCA regulations. 

Forsen is one of the website’s most popular streamers, with over 1.3 million followers. He has been broadcasting for almost a decade on the platform, too.

On November 26, it was confirmed that there would be another ban on his channel – and it’s not certain how long it will last for.

Speculation has already begun, with one Twitter user claiming Forsen has fallen victim to Twitch’s DMCA regulations, adding, “DMCA apparently, stream sniper played copyrighted music … The state of Twitch.”

In 2020, Several streamers have been banned for old VODs that feature any form of licensed music. The issue has affected big-name streamers including JakeNBake, LIRIK, and Pokimane to name a few. Despite Twitch apologizing and claiming to take action, the controversy still looms heavily on Twitch streamers.

This isn’t his first time facing a suspension from the platform. Sebastian ‘Forsen’ Fors was banned from Twitch for the second time on September 10, following his previous ban in May.

He wasn’t given a detailed explanation behind his account ban, but once unbanned, Forsen revealed more information. During his September 12 stream, Forsen explained he believes he was suspended for using a homophobic slur, but says it was ‘misheard’ because of his Swedish accent.

Dexerto will continue to update this story.