British League of Legends streamer Ali “Gross Gore” Larsen says his life goal is to return to Twitch and ‘never f*ck up ever again’.
Ali said in a new YouTube vlog: “It’s a shame that this day last year, I was indefinitely banned from the best most-used livestreaming website for gamers: Twitch.
“I was banned after a couple of warnings of harassment to other users. I was definitely in the wrong, but I didn’t want to talk about the events I did last year. I slandered another famous person, which I shouldn’t have done.”
Gross Gore was banned from Twitch a year ago after making damning accusations against caster Mitch “Krepo” Voorspoels.
Ali was asked on Facebook if he ever thinks he’ll be unbanned.
He replied: “I would love to say yes.”
“One thing I really do regret is I didn’t help Twitch as a platform, I used them as a source of income.”
In his vlog, Ali added: “Today is a really hard day for me.
“My life goal right now is to get back on Twitch and never f*ck up ever again – and to be the best streamer I can be. Every day that goes by, a lot of people mock me because I’m not on Twitch and I’m not as popular as I once was.
“I had a lot of connections, I thought I had a lot of friends, and I thought people would stay by my side. In this one year I’ve lost hundreds, if not tens of thousands of loyal viewers, which took a damage to my lifestyle, my income, my connections, my trust.
“I’m going to do my best to make video logs as interesting as possible, and to become the best League of Legends player I can be, even if that means Master tier and back to Diamond 1, and back to Master tier and Diamond 1 again, so be it.”
He went on: “One thing I really do regret is I didn’t help Twitch as a platform, I used them as a source of income. I wish I encouraged people to subscribe, instead of donating, at least that could have helped me and my case, as I would have been helping them with their business.”
‘Don’t let other people ruin it for you’
Ali also offered his advice to upcoming streamers.
“About two years ago, I broke up with my girlfriend and put all my time into livestreaming every day,” he said. “I started to become popular and get a few thousand viewers.
“What I didn’t take into account was other people and how other people are. If you have something good going for yourself, other people want to get involved and ruin it for you. They want the attention you’re getting.
“So if you have something good going for yourself as a streamer, my advice to you is to stay level-headed, don’t let other people get involved who are trying to ruin it for you. They just want the attention you’re getting.
“If you have something good going for yourself as a streamer, stay level-headed, don’t let other people get involved who are trying to ruin it for you. They just want the attention you’re getting.”
“Every day I tell myself that and I wish I could go back in time and have a real community of non-toxic people that spam.
“I heard from insiders that my community was really bad, thus was a reason why they banned me. I had a toxic community that would spam swearwords, harassment, would name and shame other people. I can see why Twitch had to get rid of me.”
Ali also apologised for his absence from YouTube lately, as he’s been moving house (and recently got a new manager).
He ended the vlog – shown below – by thanking his most loyal fans for sticking by him.
A Twitch spokesperson said Twitch doesn’t comment on terms of service violations.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.