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.
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.