Twitch superstar Dr Disrespect has mysteriously disappeared from site – and gamers think he’s been secretly banned
ONE of Twitch’s biggest stars has been mysteriously banned from the streaming platform.
Dr Disrespect, real name Herschel “Guy” Beahm IV, was removed from Twitch on Friday for unspecified reasons, apparently on a permanent basis.
Herschel “Guy” Beahm IV, who goes by the username Dr Disrespect on Twitch, has been banned from the platform[/caption]
The news was first broken by journalist Rod Breslau on Twitter and later confirmed by Dr Disrespect himself.
In a tweet on Sunday, the 38-year-old said his channel had been taken down, adding that Twitch had not informed him why.
“Twitch has not notified me on the specific reason behind their decision,” Dr Disrespect wrote.
“Firm handshakes to all for the support during this difficult time.”
Twitch has not notified me on the specific reason behind their decision… Firm handshakes to all for the support during this difficult time.
— Dr Disrespect (@drdisrespect) June 28, 2020
The California resident had accumulated four million followers on Twitch before his sudden disappearance.
He largely streamed himself playing video games such as Roblox and Call of Duty: Warzone.
Fans first raised concerns for the streamer last week after he reportedly acted out of character and “kind of strange” during his final broadcast.
In the comment section of the stream, some suggested he looked like he was “about to burst into tears”.
Dr Disrespect had more than four millions followers on Twitch[/caption]
His final words during the stream appeared to suggest something was up.
“I appreciate everyone watching today. We’ll… we’ll get through this, Champions Club,” he said.
“I know it’s a tough. Life’s weird right now. We’ll get through this okay and uh… f**k.”
Twitch has since released a statement on the disappearance of Dr Disrespect’s channel.
Twitch – the world’s biggest streaming site explained
Here’s what you need to know…
- Twitch is a website dedicated to hosting livestreams watched by millions around the world
- The platform is owned by Amazon and largely focusses on video game livestreams
- However, content creators also upload clips of themselves creating artwork or music, or simply having a chat
- Twitch boasts more than 15million daily active users watching clips streamed by around 3million creators
- Its creators make money through a mix of paid subscripions, advertising revenue and donations from viewers
- Some of the site’s biggest earners make millions every year, largely through sponsorship deals with big brands
- Twitch is worth an estimated £3billion
- Its biggest competitors are Microsoft-owned streaming platform Mixer, YouTube (which is owned by Google) and Facebook Live
A spokesperson appeared to suggest the page was taken down due to violations of Twitch’s terms of service.
“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,” they said.
“These apply to all streamers regardless of status or prominence in the community.”
It’s not clear if Dr Disrespect’s channel will be reinstated in future, or if the ban in permanent.
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