Dr. Disrespect Says He Still Doesn’t Know Why Twitch Banned Him, Nets Over 500K Concurrent Viewers in Return Stream
Dr. Disrespect's return to streaming found over 500,000 viewers watching at a single point, making it one of the biggest streams ever.
After over a month of being away from streaming altogether after being banned from Twitch, Dr. Disrespect made his return today on YouTube and answered some of the lingering questions that have been hanging in the air.
Within the opening 20-minutes of the stream, Dr. Disrespect, whose real name is Herschel “Guy” Beahm, addressed the ban from Twitch. Promising that he was being completely honest, Disrespect claimed that Twitch still has not given him a definitive reason for why he was booted off of the streaming platform. He also declined to say too much about the situation, potentially warning that there could be legal ramifications if he said anything that he shouldn’t.
The “Doc” then went on to thank fans for all of their support over the past month. He legitimately seemed emotional when expressing this sentiment, and went on to say that his conscience is clear and he’s happy with where he’s at right now.
As for the stream itself, Dr. Dirsrespect’s return amassed quite the following. While the stream is still ongoing at the time of this writing, viewership peaked at over 510,000 concurrent viewers, which is mind-boggling. As of this publishing, the stream, which can be found above, is still seeing a concurrent count above 450,000.
Whether or not the truth regarding Dr. Disrespect’s ban from Twitch ever comes about, for Beahm himself, he seems to be returning to the daily streaming grind via YouTube moving forward. While he might not end up being partnered with the platform, Disrespect’s audience seems to have already made the transition with him.