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Twitch has banned controversial streamer Dr Disrespect

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And this time, it may be for good.

No stranger to controversy, Dr Disrespect’s (Or Guy Beahm to his mom and dad) run on uber streaming platform Twitch has resulted in the polarising personality landing in hot water before. Having made his exposure bread and butter on Twitch, Dr Disrespect found himself on the receiving end of a temporary ban last year when he decided to stream from inside the E3 toilets within the Los Angeles Convention Center, earning a slap on the wrist that for other streamers, would have been a full amputation if they’d been busted pulling a stunt like that.

Dr Disrespect’s latest ban however, may just be the most devastating one yet for the streamer. According to esports reporter Rod Breslau and Polygon, Twitch wouldn’t explain why Beahm had been penalised with the harshest penalty that the site has to offer, but that the ban would see him gone for good. Or at least until he starts a new channel under the pseudonym of MD Disdain.

According to Breslau, Beahm’s ban comes not from Twitch’s notoriously heavy-handed DMCA approach, but the exact reason hasn’t been made clear yet although Breslau said that “due to the importance and sensitivity around the subject,” he wouldn’t divulge any other info from his sources. . “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,” Twitch said to Polygon.

As for those supporters who have been bankrolling Beahm’s streaming career with subs, Twitch will refund them. On the plus side, at least those people can go give Critical Hit’s favourite hairy-kneed streamer some subscription love.

Last Updated: June 29, 2020

23 Comments

  1. SagatatiaRZA

    June 29, 2020 at 08:49

    He’s a pretty kak guy but boy oh boy does Twitch have some selective reasons for banning…

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  2. Gavin Mannion

    June 29, 2020 at 09:43

    I properly dislike this guy so I for one and glad to see the end of him. He’s bottled toxicity and should never have been given so much support.

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 29, 2020 at 10:07

      Now he’s just a normal stalker in the bathroom stalls with a laptop.

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    • The D

      June 29, 2020 at 10:12

      Schrondinger’s asshole: Be a jerk, get called out and then explain that it’s “just a character” you’re playing.

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    • MechMachine

      June 29, 2020 at 11:15

      Well, there are a lot of people on that platform that don’t deserve to be there. Josh OG who started a Crypto currency scam. Anyone who is remotely related to Faze, those guys are scum. Running a CSGO skins gambling website. Promoting to underage kids. Suing other rising talent who want to get out of predatory contracts and employing underage kids.

      I don’t share your sentiment on the Doc, but I guess I have watched him from the start and I grew tired of him organically. Most people only ever heard of him through his controversies.

      Twitch does have really weird standards. But, I do suspect there have been accusations of some sort leveled at the Doc, given the timing and the news of mass bans Streamers on all platforms, it seems logical. If merited, well then my opinion may change.

      I don’t like this new form of celebrity. People making 30 million Dollars deals for playing games 8 hours a day, And then you have a bunch of sycophants who hang on their every word and throw money at them. That reminds me, I need to cancel my sub to Summit 1G…

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      • MarkDsm

        June 29, 2020 at 11:32

        but throwing your cat – ok. showing nudity gets you a warning. wearing as little clothes as possible gets you partnered. but “think of the children!”.

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        • MechMachine

          June 29, 2020 at 13:25

          Not saying that at all man. Just offering up an opinion pertaining to DOC.

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  3. cloudzn

    June 29, 2020 at 07:42

    From what I heard, take this with a heavy pinch of salt….. the Dr. was allegedly poaching streamers from twitch to spotify’s new video streaming service and when twitch found out banned him.

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    • Iskape

      June 29, 2020 at 07:49

      When did Spotify get a video streaming service?

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      • cloudzn

        June 29, 2020 at 09:19

        It’s in development apparently

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 29, 2020 at 08:48

    • MechMachine

      June 29, 2020 at 09:19

      This might have been debunked, the facts presented were a little suspect. but who knows.

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      • cloudzn

        June 29, 2020 at 09:19

        Given that twitch is still extremely silent on the matter, it’s anyone’s guess right now

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        • MechMachine

          June 29, 2020 at 09:29

          I think that someone may have accused him of something. We live in a funny time and Twitch are sending out mass bans. Given his high profile they might be getting their ducks in a row before it all becomes public.

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          • cloudzn

            June 29, 2020 at 11:03

            I heard that too but why refund subs, that is a first for twitch

    • Mark Treloar

      June 29, 2020 at 12:05

      Doesn’t make sense as Discord have banned him as well. Many speculate that this is a legal issue as goes beyond an issue with Twitch alone. The fact that we have no official statement on the ban suggests it is far more serious that just poaching.

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      • cloudzn

        June 29, 2020 at 12:38

        Well the truth will come out eventually

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  4. CrAiGiSh

    June 29, 2020 at 09:08

    I’m sure by sometime this week, Twitch will release a statement from their side.

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    • Hammersteyn

      June 29, 2020 at 09:13

      They did a background check, Dr. Disrespect doesn’t have a medical degree.

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      • The D

        June 29, 2020 at 09:33

        Next you’ll tell me that John Cena’s PHD in thuganomics isn’t legit.

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        • Guz

          June 29, 2020 at 09:43

          It is but no one can see it…

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          • Hammersteyn

            June 29, 2020 at 10:01

            hah!

      • CrAiGiSh

        June 29, 2020 at 09:33

        Oooof

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