YouTuber PewDiePie unbanned from Twitch after 3 days

By Fariha Bhatti


May 12, 2023

Reading time: 2 min

YouTube’s golden boy Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg has been unbanned on Twitch after three days. 

YouTube’s content powerhouse, PewDiePie, is loyal to the red badge. The variety content creator strictly posts content on YouTube, so when he played all his videos on Twitch’s loop in March, it caught many by surprise. 

After streaming his old content for a whole month, PewDiePie was banned three days ago out of nowhere. However, the content creator’s channel is now back, but fans are still unsure about the reason behind the ban. If he’s not even a gaming streamer, then what could possibly go wrong? A lot, apparently. 

Why was PewDiePie banned from Twitch? 


The exact reason for PewDiePie’s ban is unknown, but it was likely justified and not random. Here’s why. 

PewDiePie’s old content isn’t perfect by any stretch. The YouTuber often found himself in hot waters for tongue slips, racial slurs, and problematic jabs back in 2016-2017. Since his Twitch was streaming all his past content on a loop, Twitch likely banned him for something that violated the platform’s TOS in 2023. 

Fans are speculating that the infamous “Bridge Incident” may have caused the ban. In 2017, PewDiePie was at the center of a big controversy for uttering a racial slur while playing PUBG. The father-to-be later apologized in a video. Since then, his content has dramatically improved. Still, the videos will stay on the internet forever. 

Whatever the case, his channel is back. But it seems unlikely that PewDiePie would start a formal “real” Twitch live to address the ban. He’s still uploading content on his “main platform,” which is YouTube, so he’s clearly unbothered by Twitch’s ban.

How many subscribers does PewDiePiehave? 

In 2023, PewDiePie has a healthy count of 111 million subscribers. His recent video, “Think it’s time we did a gender reveal,” has 3.2 million views on YouTube.