Twitch has Banned Dr. Disrespect and Nobody Knows Why (UPDATE)
For unknown reasons, Twitch has banned one of their most popular streamers Dr. Disrespect after making an exclusivity deal with him a few months ago.
Update #3: Dr. Disrespect has tweeted out that he still has no idea as to why he was banned from Twitch and asks his followers for their support while he continues to figure out the reasoning behind the platform’s decision.
Twitch has not notified me on the specific reason behind their decision… Firm handshakes to all for the support during this difficult time.
— Dr Disrespect (@drdisrespect) June 28, 2020
Update #2: Dexerto reports that it is now apparent that subscribers of Dr. Disrespect’s channel are getting their subscriptions canceled and refunded by Twitch. The emotes for the channel are also seemingly gone. This normally signifies that someone has been permanently banned from Twitch. The platform historically has been rather inconsistent with enforcing their rules most recently with streamer Alinity accidentally exposing one of her breasts on stream with other offenses in the past as well. At this point, with Doc being permanently banned this looks to be due to a rather serious reason.
Twitch have cancelled subscriptions to Dr Disrespect’s channel and are sending out refunds. His emotes are also no longer available.
Here’s the email sent out to all subs: pic.twitter.com/YPBkzoV7nP
— DEXERTO.COM (@Dexerto) June 27, 2020
Update #1: According to Dexerto, Twitch streamer TimTheTatman said during his stream today that he spoke to Dr. Disrespect and that even he doesn’t know what is going on yet with the ban. “When I was talking to Doc he said ‘He was talking to Twitch to figure out what happened,” said Tim. There are also murmurs that Twitch will not be making a public statement regarding Disrespect’s ban, but of course, that remains to be seen. It is likely that if anything we will hear from Dr. Disrespect himself once the time comes.
“He’s talking to Twitch to figure out what happened.”
TimTheTatman says Dr Disrespect is in talks with Twitch to try and find out why he’s been banned. pic.twitter.com/5BGpALWNPH
— DEXERTO.COM (@Dexerto) June 26, 2020
Original Story: One of Twitch’s most well-known streamers Dr. Disrespect has seemingly been ban from the platform. A Twitter page called “Streamer Bans” tweeted out about the ban bringing the news to light. The Streamer Bans Twitter account specifically tweets out when a Twitch streamer gets banned. As of right now, there is no telling as to why the ban took place.
— StreamerBans (@StreamerBans) June 26, 2020
Twitch made a statement to PCGamer regarding the matter saying “As is our process, we take appropriate action when we have evidence that a streamer has acted in violation of our Community Guidelines or Terms of Service. These apply to all streamers regardless of status or prominence in the community.” Guy Beahm, the man behind the controversial persona has yet to make a statement on either Dr. Disrespect’s official Twitter or his own, but currently, there is no way to access Dr. Disrespect’s channel or content on Twitch.
This isn’t the first time Disrespect has been in hot water as last year he was temporarily suspended after streaming inside a men’s bathroom at E3 2019. If Disrespect is truly banned that would come to a relative surprise as Twitch signed a multi-million multi-year deal with him earlier this year in March.
The streaming company has recently been cracking down on streamers that have been outed for sexual harassment/assault allegations, but nothing has come to light for Disrespect in that regard. Additionally, the platform was overwhelmed with DMCA takedown requests earlier this month which have led to bans as well.
We will be sure to update you as to the reasoning behind Disrespect’s ban after it has been announced.