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Dr Disrespect Returns to Streaming Today on YouTube, Hype Stream Racks up Over 300,000 Viewers

Over 300,000 people tuned in to watch a car in the rain at a gas station.

August 7, 2020

One of the biggest video game streamers, and one who is no stranger to controversy, has been causing quite the stir online ever since his Twitch channel was mysteriously permanently banned back in June. Taking to YouTube, Guy ‘Dr Disrespect’ Beahm has returned to the world of streaming with his live stream still taking place now, but he hasn’t even shown up yet.

Yesterday, Dr Disrespect teased his return on Instagram and Twitter through a video showing him approaching a window covered in raindrops as he looks out to a cityscape singing a song. The below video generated over 270,000 views on Instagram and 2.8m views on Twitter.

His YouTube live stream started streaming last night and is still going, however, at its peak over 330,000 users had tuned in to watch an animation along with some music. Dr Disrespect himself hasn’t even shown up at all yet indicating that this is just to build hype, potentially to get his audience and community prepared. His channel also has a “Join” button allowing fans to subscribe to his channel and make use of some custom emotes and don a loyalty badge next to their username for a monthly fee.

After about an hour, the official Twitter account revealed that he’ll be arriving “tomorrow” on August 7. Specifically, at 12pm PT according to a message from the Dr himself sent to the stream chat.

Back in June, Dr Disrespect abruptly stopped streaming one night, and then shortly after his Twitch channel vanished along with confirmation that the Amazon-owned company had permanently banned Twitch’s hugely popular streamer who had not long just signed an exclusivity deal. It’s still unclear as to the reasoning behind the ban, and due to legal matters being thrown into the works, it looks as if we won’t know for a while.

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Interestingly enough,  last night Slasher claims that sources told them that both Facebook Gaming and YouTube has not and will not be offered a partnership at this time. However, he’s free to go live just like anyone else. So it appears as if companies are keeping their distance for the time being rather than rushing to sign him up with an exclusivity deal of their own, similarly to Pewdiepie.

It’ll be interesting to see how many views the stream today racks up considering fans will be going over to watch alongside everyone else who will no doubt be pestering for specifics on the banning situation. My assumption is that he’ll ignore any and all comments related to Twitch.

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Ben Bayliss

Based in the UK and adores venturing through FPS horrors and taking photos in pretty much anything with a functioning photo mode. Also likes car games.

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