VALORANT pro player from team Sentinels, Zellsis, was recently banned from Twitch.
Jordan Montemurro, more commonly known online as “Zellsis,” is an American VALORANT pro player currently in team Sentinels. Zellsis used to be a former CS: GO player and joined Sentinels recently. Zellsis is hugely popular among the VALORANT community. His Twitch channel has more than 230k followers.
Zellsis also recently got verified on Twitter. But shortly after getting verified, he got banned from Twitch. The ban was issued on 17th August after claims arose that he used a hateful slur. His Twitch account was suspended, and he received an email from Twitch stating “Hateful Slurs or symbols” as the reason for his ban.
A Twitter bot called StreamerBans published the news of Zellsis’s ban. Zellsis replied to this tweet by saying,
“WHAT THE F*CK?”
Reason for Zellsis Ban:
Zellsis later posted on Twitter saying he got banned for “Hateful Slurs or Symbol”. He explained that he said fuck during his Livestream, but the Twitch automod took it as him saying the other homophobic F word. He said,
“I got banned for “hateful slurs or symbol” so I assume it was for saying fuck it and twitch took it as me saying the other F word, just like shanks/prod. It wasn’t cause I was shirtless or streaming anime. #FreeZellsis“
Since Zellsis’s ban, the hashtag #FreeZellsis has been trending on Twitter with thousands of retweets.
Many people came forward to state that something similar has happened before with other streamers. VALORANT players Shanks and PROD got banned for something similar a few days back.
Although Sen Zellsis is suspended, it’s highly unlikely a permanent ban from Twitch. Hopefully, his fans can see him streaming soon.