Ludwig Hit With A Second YouTube Ban In A Span of Five Days
Subathon star, Ludwig Ahgren, recently announced his move to YouTube Gaming as he followed in the footsteps of TimTheTatman and DrLupo. However, merely days after joining the platform, he has been banned twice already.
The first ban came on December 3, 2021, when he accidentally watched a few seconds of ‘Baby Shark’. Now, he has been banned again on similar grounds.
This time it was because he watched a Kurzgesagt video about methane production that earned him a DMCA strike (Thanks, Ginx). He also explained what exactly went down moments before disaster struck. “While I am watching copyrighted shit, a message pops up saying ‘you are watching copyrighted shit’ and I thought they were gonna take my money from me, but it meant that they’re gonna take my ass down,” he said. He went on to mention how he tried to pause the video to add some of his insights about methane production but to no avail.
Ludwig joked about how he will actually have to make content on YouTube that will have to be something other than him reacting to other people’s content. He also added how streamers like xQc, Mizkif, and Hasanabi would never be able to switch to YouTube considering most of their content is reacting.
Thankfully, these bans did not affect his entire channel. The DMCA takedowns just meant that his stream featuring copyrighted content would be stopped and he would be allowed to go live again shortly after a warning. However, there could be more severe repercussions if he is hit with more of these bans repeatedly.
Ludwig’s switch to YouTube is off to a rocky start considering he will have to comply with the platform’s rules, which are clearly very different from those of Twitch. React content is quite popular amongst streamers, but owing to his recent bans, he will have to be very careful with what he does next. He could take cues from Valkyrae considering she has been on the platform for a long time and also does reaction based content regularly.
Despite this second ban, he has something to look forward to as the CEO of YouTube, Susan Wojcicki, has agreed to feature on his podcast. When the conversation happens, Ludwig could ask her directly about the platform’s policies regarding such content and whether that is going to change in the near future. For now, he should try to avoid another ban and perhaps make the ‘actual content’ he spoke about.
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