Dr. Disrespect has shared that he finally knows why he was banned on Twitch and has announced that he will be suing the platform.
Dr. Disrespect and Twitch saga
Guy “Dr. Disrespect” Beahm is back at it again with some surprising news. During one of his latest streams on YouTube, the popular esports and video game personality announced that he finally uncovered why Twitch permanently banned him.
Dr. Disrespect was permanently banned on Twitch, the world’s leading video game streaming platform, at 2:01 pm CT on June 26, 2020. Since then, virtually no information about his ban has been divulged either by Twitch or Beahm. It remains one of the streaming world’s most controversial issues.
“Suing the f*** out of them.”
“I’ve known for months now—the reason why. And I’ll just say this right now, champs: there’s a reason why we’re suing the f*** out of them,” Dr. Disrespect said on his August 23rd YouTube stream. He further stated that the ban caused him to lose out on a possible eight-figure deal with an unnamed game publisher.
According to TwitchTracker, Dr. Disrespect had roughly 23,000 subscribers to his channel before his ban on Twitch. That, including several sponsorships he lost due to the ban, could be included in the list of damages he will be suing Twitch for. No other detail about the lawsuit has been shared.
Post-Dr. Disrespect Twitch
Since being permanently banned, even the two-time’s likeness has been grounds for other streamers being banned on Twitch. Beahm could no longer play games with streamers he used to play with and vice versa.
When Epic Games’ Rogue Company featured Dr. Disrespect’s likeness as a skin, popular Twitch streamers steered clear from the game for fear of being banned. Last month, Zack “ZLaner” Lane, a popular WarZone Twitch streamer, was banned from the platform and competing in a WarZone Twitch Rivals tournament because he cosplayed as Dr. Disrespect.
Post-Twitch Dr. Disrespect
Despite all the controversy revolving around Dr. Disrespect and Twitch, the two-time himself has found a second home on YouTube, with three million subscribers and hundreds of thousands of views per published video. Beahm also has a bustling partnership with BoomTV.
Dr. Disrespect also recently announced that he would be forming a game studio. With ambitions to create a “vertical battle royale,” Beahm posted a job ad for a co-founder and studio head, labeling it a life-changing opportunity.
The doctor hasn’t released any new information regarding his upcoming lawsuit against Twitch. As mentioned earlier, he currently streams on YouTube. He primarily plays Apex and Call of Duty`: Warzone, among other games.