One of the biggest names in gaming community popular twitch streamer Herschel “Guy” Beahm IV aka Dr Disrespect just got permabanned from Twitch.
According to the Rod Breslau twitter, esports consultant, and insider all Dr Disrespect Twitch subs have been refunded and Discord partnership has been removed for the reason yet unknown.
look: for several hours now I have been told from credible sources the reason DrDisrespect has been banned. however due to the importance and sensitivity around the subject I have refrained from going on it. i don’t feel comfortable with it currently— Rod “4475 SR & Immortal peak” Breslau (@Slasher) June 27, 2020
We also know that the ban was not DMCA related but according to Shannon Liao, Twitch official statement was that Dr Disrespect violated community guidelines thus resulting in permabanning the popular streamer.
Twitch’s statement on @drdisrespect ban: “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.”— Shannon Liao (@Shannon_Liao) June 26, 2020
While there are many speculations over social media we can all agree that it has to be serious issue since Dr Disrespect signed a big multi-year exclusive contract with a twitch recently and he was also Twitch partner in march 2015.
Dr Disrespect left us with a worrying statement on his channel “we will get through this…”.
watching a video of the last 8 minutes of todays DrDisrespects stream, he changes behavior abruptly and mumbles out an extremely odd ending— Rod “4475 SR & Immortal peak” Breslau (@Slasher) June 27, 2020
“We’ll…we’ll get through this champions. life’s weird right now….we’ll get through this okay. and uh…..fuck” pic.twitter.com/sXXHRbtVij
Dr disrespect on his situation. (update 6. 28. 2020)
According to him, Twitch has not yet informed Dr Disrespect what was the reason behind permanently banning him or which specific Twitch community guidelines he violated.
Champions Club,— Dr Disrespect (@drdisrespect) June 28, 2020
Twitch has not notified me on the specific reason behind their decision… Firm handshakes to all for the support during this difficult time.
Cover photo source: Twitch