Twitch star Sebastian ‘Forsen’ Fors said that he believes that society’s contribution to the streaming platform does not get the credit they deserve, and leaves him a little “not appreciated.”
Forsen rose to fame by competing professionally in StarCraft II and Hearthstone, and is now one of the largest, most established channels on the site.
It was not enough to save the Swedish streamer from catching an indefinite ban after he inadvertently showed a GIF that violated Twitch’s terms of service and submitted by a viewer on stream.
He has now returned and shared some thoughts on the suspension with viewers, and why he does not feel that his community gets the credit it sometimes deserves.
Even though he is not number one on the platform based on any parameters, this does not mean that Forsen does not necessarily contribute to the website in other ways.
“To sum up, I feel a little underestimated,” he told viewers. “You know, I may not have the most viewers, the most subscribers, or the most advertising money or anything on this platform, but I have an aura effect, ok maybe aura is not the best word.”
It was not a bad word choice though, because Forsen does a kind of buff with his streamers, like those who play World of Warcraft, because his community comes up with all sorts of memes and inside jokes, which eventually find their way to other channels.
“What I’m trying to say is that 9/10 good memes / inside jokes come from this community and spread to other communities,” the streamer argued. “So other societies have more fun, right? And then viewers stay longer on Twitch. ”
The list of widespread Twitch memes credited to Forsen’s community is quite long, and in almost any feed on the active chat site you can find someone who uses at least one of them.
“Pepelaugh, he does not know, omegalul, pepega,” he said, listing some of the more famous examples. “So yes, basically in the Twitch raid I do not have most DPS.
“But in Boomer WoW that f *** ing one-time shaman you took because he has Bloodlust that gives everyone 30% more damage? I’m the shaman who does the most damage on the raid.”
If Twitch did not have all the inside jokes and memes as it does, it is not difficult to see how people can spend less time on the site.
As annoying as they may be, they are also extremely entertaining at times, and many of them came from Forsen’s fans, so perhaps the streamer’s comments and feelings are justified in this case.