What’s up with Dr Disrespect Twitch ban?

Published: Jun 26, 2021 - Last Updated: Aug 11, 2021

Guy Beahm, better known as Dr Disrespect, was permanently banned from Twitch during the Summer of 2020. Since then, there have been plenty of rumours as to the reason for Dr Disrespect Twitch ban. Over one year later and we still don’t have a solid explanation.

Why Dr disrespect got banned

Truth be told, we still don’t have a solid reason for Dr Disrespect Twitch ban. For a time, he was one of the highest paid twitch streamers, but he often courted controversy. He was temporarily banned from Twitch back in 2019 when moderators discovered that he was broadcasting live from public toilets at the E3 Expo. Other streamers have drawn the ire of the Twitch moderators like the recent Amouranth hot tub streams, but they have not been permanently banned.

Twitch did issue a statement about the permanent ban, saying:

“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.”

Dr Disrecpect E3 Expo

This doesn’t give us much to go on but that did not stop people asking why Dr Disrespect got banned on reddit, Twitter, and Twitch. Dr Disrespect spoke up about his ban saying that even he did not know the reason:

“Twitch has not notified me on the specific reason behind their decision… Firm handshakes to all for the support during this difficult time.”

His wife, known online as Mrs Assassin, wrote a response to the fans support and outreach:

“The outpouring of love, supports, strength, and kindness from the arena has truly been overwhelming. You all have made my heart full, and I cannot thank you enough. No one better out there than the CC. You guys are amazing, much love to you all!”

Other than these responses, we still don’t know the real reason for his ban.

Dr Disrespect’s Twitch ban rumours

There is one credible rumour about the ban. You should not take this as fact, it is only a rumour and should be treated as such. The rumour comes from Call of Duty voice actor Jeff Leach.

Dr Disrespect is a former Call of Duty developer who even helped design some of the maps in Advanced Warfare. Jeff Leach is a voice actor who played Ghost in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. It is believable that they would have crossed paths or maintained a relationship.

In an interview with DanAllenGaming, Jeff brought up some rumours that he said came from folks who worked at Twitch. It turns out, he believes, that the reason was Mixer. Mixer was the failed streaming service from Microsoft that spent a lot of money attracting talent to their service.

Dr Disrespect

In the interview, Jeff said:

“What I have heard through various people who work at Twitch is that when it came to renegotiation time for his contract, and he was using offers from Mixer as leverage to get himself a bit more money out of Twitch.”

Keep in mind, that this is completely unverified and the claims of one man. Dr Disrespect was by all accounts raking it in with subscriptions and Twitch donations, but the allure of a better contract could have driven a wedge between him and Twitch.

What happened after Dr Disrespect’s Twitch ban?

After the shock of the ban and the many, many news articles about it, Dr Disrespect announced his move to the YouTube Gaming platform. His first stream was huge. After his ban and the drama surrounding it, the first stream on YouTube Gaming drew in over 300,000 live viewers.

Since then, his audience has remained stable, averaging about 20,000 concurrent viewers for every stream. If you are interested in checking him out, follow these links.

Twitter –twitter.com/drdisrespect

YouTube –youtube.com/DrDisrespect

Andrew Boggs

Since: September 11, 2020

Andrew is a Northern Ireland based journalist with a passion for video games. His latest hobby is watching people speedrun Super Mario 64 and realising how bad he is at platformers.

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