Hardly for publicity
All the time his YT channel is down, his Patreon channel won't get new subscribers. That's where the main income comes from.
I've enjoyed his channel immensely over the years, its "hype free" format suits my taste. Here's hoping he can recover it. Of course he may choose not to, I'm sure there will be fresh job opportunities based on his demonstrated skills, although turning your hobby into your job leaves you without a hobby:(