Dr Disrespect slammed Twitch as a “sh*t platform” just hours after the Amazon-owned site published a blog about their take on a sub-revenue split.
Over the last few days, some of the top streamers on Twitch have been surrounded by a slew of controversies. Sliker was accused of scamming hundreds of his fans out of money, Inflammatory messages from Mizkif were leaked that led to his temporary removal from OTK, and more.
Streamers began calling for a ban on gambling streams, which happened on September 21 and was followed by Twitch denying the request for streamers to get a 70/30 sub-revenue split due to the “high cost” of running the platform.
Now, Dr Disrespect joined the conversations surrounding Twitch in a recent post on Twitter.
Dr Disrespect slams Twitch
On September 21, Dr Disrespect posted a tweet on his Twitter account.
He didn’t make it clear what part of the recent drama surrounding the platform the tweet is in reference to, however.
He said: “Twitch turned into a shit platform, didn’t it. What goes around comes around.”
Doc was hit with a ban from the platform in June 2020, shocking fans in the process.
It was revealed in March 2022 that the legal dispute between Doc and Twitch was resolved, however, no other information was released at that time.
At the time of writing, the reasoning behind the ban is still unknown. This isn’t the first time that the Two-Time has taken a public swipe at the platform, either.
What is Dr disrespect known for?
Herschel “Guy“ Beahm IV, better known by his online alias Dr Disrespect (also stylized as Dr DisRespect), is an American video-game streamer.
He had accumulated more than four million followers on Twitch, and is best known for playing battle royale video games, such as H1Z1, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Black Ops 4: Blackout, Call of Duty: Warzone, Apex Legends, and Fortnite.
In June 2020, Beahm was banned from Twitch for unexplained reasons and his channel was removed from the site. Sources have reported that the ban is permanent. He returned to streaming in August 2020 on YouTube with a total peak of more than 510,000 concurrent viewers.
Beahm’s on-stream persona is usually ruthless, quick-witted, and bombastic. He is often regarded as an entertainer in the streaming industry, rather than a “professional gamer”. ESPN describes him as “a WWE character in the competitive gaming world”, and he himself has said, “I created a character who plays multiplayer video games, and he’s considered the most dominating gaming specimen”.
When playing the Dr Disrespect character, Beahm wears a black mullet wig, sunglasses, a red or black long-sleeved athletic moisture-wicking shirt, and a red or black tactical vest. He sports a mustache he has named “Slick Daddy” aka “The Poisonous Ethiopian Caterpillar”.
Beahm’s Youtube channel has racked up over four million subscribers to this point.
Quite a few fans have stated that the claims about being a two-time Blockbuster champion in NBA Jam tournaments are fake. They are only a gimmick that Dr Disrespect uses to brag about his gaming prowess. The above video shows footage from the tournament in question, along with that of the real winner.