Dr Disrespect: Streamer knows the reason for being banned from Twitch

Dr Disrespect: Streamer knows the reason for being banned from Twitch

Dr Disrespect

After Dr Disrespect was banned from Twitch forever in the summer of 2020, there was a lot of speculation about the reason for this decision. To date, however, there has been no official statement on the subject. Even Guy Beahm (name of Dr Disrespect) said he had no idea for a long time. Now that is said to have changed. On Monday the streamer revealed on YouTube that he had known the real reason for his Twitch ban for several months.

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Even if fans have now received their first public statement from one site, they will have to wait a little longer for the actual reason for the Twitch ban. Dr Disrespect has other projects running in parallel. The streamer is currently looking for developers who would like to help him set up a development studio. Guy Beahm was already active in the industry as a level designer and helped the Sledgehammer Games team with the multiplayer maps for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

via Dexerto

Dr Disrespect Knows Why Twitch Banned Him And He’s Planning To Sue

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Guy “Dr. Disrespect” Beahm was banned from Twitch last year and while it was one of the biggest gaming stories of 2020, nobody ever came forward to say why or what happened that led to the ban.

Twitch’s statement at the time was unsurprisingly vague:

'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.”

Beahm didn’t offer up any clues as to why he was banned, saying he himself didn’t know and that the whole thing was causing him massive anxiety. “My anxiety levels are something that comes in these huge waves,” he said in a YouTube video at the time.

Since then, Beahm has continued to gain an audience on YouTube and has announced the creation of his own game studio.

And now, over a year since he was banned, Dr Disrespect says he knows why Twitch banned him and is planning to sue (via Dexerto). Whether this is part of the act or genuine remains to be seen, as is often the case with “Doc.”

“There’s a reason why I don’t talk about it, I can’t talk about this kind of stuff,” Beahm said in a stream. “A lot of people ask ‘Do you know the reason?’ Yeah, I do know the reason why now. I’ve known for months now.”

He may have known for months, but he’s still not telling the public what happened, though that seems likely to come out soon enough.

“There’s a reason why, and I’ll just say this right now champs—there’s a reason why we’re suing the f**k out of em, ok?” Beahm said in the stream. “I don’t know how else to put it, the amount of damages, and you just don’t… nah.”

Not a lot of details, obviously, but at least it’s something. Maybe the big mystery of Dr Disrespect’s bizarre Twitch ban will finally come to light as part of yet another high profile video game lawsuit.

Or maybe it’s all just smoke and mirrors, a performative tease full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

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