Twitch has unbanned Valorant pro player Zellsis after 12 hours – After a recent ban was struck on a Valorant pro player Zellsis for mistaking him for using a hateful slur, Zellsis was relieved after Twitch took the effort to unban him. Earlier in August, ‘Zellsis’ Jordan Montemurro raised waves on the internet when he announced his decision of remaining in the team for the 2023 season after some uncertainty as to the status of his contract following a trade from Version1.
This particular decision of Zellsis indeed turned Sentinels into a juggernaut in Valorant along with the acquisition of Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek, made them one of the most interesting teams for fans to watch.
However, many noted that Zellsis and his Twitch broadcast, which has over 135,000 followers, provided prominence and a sizable number of supporters to the Valorant roster in addition to the artillery that he added to an existing solid team.
I asked Zellsis why, he says it’s possibly the “f*ck it” ban going around Twitch, it has happened to both Shanks and PROD previously. Streamers say “fk it” and Twitch automated system confuses it with the homophobic f slur— Jake Lucky (@JakeSucky) August 17, 2022
Shanks was quickly unbanned, Prod had to serve the ban
Twitch has unbanned Valorant pro player Zellsis after 12 hours
Sadly, on August 17 Zellsis’s streaming career was hit with a small mishap due to the sudden twitch ban. Later, he took to his Twitter handle to confirm the matter with a solid justification for his suspension.
After the suspension on august 17 occurred to Zellsis, his ban was called off right after 12 hours relieving him from the allegation of using a hate slur. As per the reports by Esports insider, Jake Lucky, he said Zellsis think the ban was issued incorrectly. The Twitch automated system misinterpreted or confused his swearing to be a homophobic slur.
The same incident happened to his fellow Valorant streamer shanks with the same consequence of unbanning shanks quickly. It appears a similar error may have occurred in Zellsis’ case as well, hence the quick turnaround on the ban being reverted. Twitch does not comment on community guidelines violations to protect the privacy of users.