Dr Disrespect Talks About Twitch and More in a Recent Interview
After weeks of virtually nothing, Dr Disrespect opens up in an interview with PC Gamer about Twitch and more. However, we are left with more questions than ever before! People keep saying “Dr Disrespect isn’t coming back to Twitch!” and that’s pretty clear. He was banned, after all. Nobody is talking about why either, so it’s unlikely to be lifted anytime soon.
What do we know, and what does it mean though?
Questions Answered, Or Were They?
There are plenty of insiders that claim to know why Dr Disrespect was banned on Twitch, but nobody is talking. Rod “Slasher” Breslau, for, said the ban of Dr Dis was handled outside of the Twitch protocol, allegedly at least. It can be inferred from that there is a law enforcement component, or security, something to that effect. But we don’t know.
Dr Disrespect’s publicist contacted PC Gamer to do an interview discussing the current situation with Twitch, so kudos to them for getting even a crumb of information about what’s going on. This is one of the most talked-about moments in streaming/esports right now. Perhaps it’s all a work (a situation that isn’t real, designed to create a buzz or get people talking), but we aren’t saying that is the case.
According to the interview, Dr Disrespect still has no idea why Twitch banned him, but that seems really ridiculous. We cannot imagine that he does not know if all these industry insiders do. Slasher, for example, has a great deal of integrity, and if he says he knows, this writer believes him.
When asked by PC Gamer if he knew the reason or not, this is what he had to say:
“Yeah, that’s the kind of the mind blowing thing about all of this. Obviously, for legal counsel, I have to be careful here. But I can say however, that I will not be returning to Twitch, so, I mean, that’s it.”
It’s been said that Dr Disrespect’s somber reaction at the end of his last stream was in reaction to the world around him going to pot (COVID-19, et cetera), but that’s very out of character. He doesn’t exactly break character very frequently in his stream. To have that happen on what would become his final stream on Twitch is very peculiar.
“I was in a moment where I was just sort of taking in what’s going on in the world, you know? If people had context of that clip going into it, and then coming out of it, like, all I was talking about was just the state of the world that we’re in dealing with, dealing with the protests, and the coronavirus, and everything that was happening. It’s just like, man… And at that particular moment, I think I was just kind of going through a, you know, like, when can we break this funk of 2020? It was just me being real on stream. And that’s pretty much the context of that.”
That’s what Dr Disrespect had to say about it either way. Whether you choose to believe what he says, or that he knew it was his final stream, that all remains to be seen. Twitch sadly has yet to make a comment about the ban, which we know even before Dr Disrespect spoke out in the interview.
Off Twitch With an Unclear Future
It’s odd though, that Donald Trump winds up getting a two-week ban, but Dr Disrespect has been obliterated off of their website, dropped by both Twitch and Discord. Dr D doesn’t think he’s done though. He’s considering all of his options right now, which could include streaming on his personal website, Youtube or Facebook.
He still has a TV show in the work and other projects, so it’s not like he’s washed up. Dr Disrespect had made quite the name for himself and the Champions Club (his rabid fanbase) after all. He has also pointed out that he is considering legal actions concerning this situation.
The thing about Dr Disrespect that nobody can deny is how controversial the character is. He’s been punished by Twitch before, for streaming in a bathroom during a convention, as an example. Twitch has gone out of their way to punish people on their platform who are toxic, or have been outed as sexual predators. Normally, the “why” in those situations is very clear.
But here, with Guy “Dr Disrespect” Beahm, nothing is clear. All that we know is that he is working on what awaits him in the future, and it’s not going to be Twitch. Is there somewhere you hope to see him show up next, or are you not fussed either way? We hope to one day unlock the rest of the mysteries on this ban.
Will it be worth it though? Or will this be a Pandora’s Box, that when opened, unleashes evils and truth that we don’t really care to know? We may regret the answers once we have them, but only time will really tell. It could simply be nothing. It may be a targeted move by Twitch, or perhaps Beahm has done something regrettable.
We’re left at the end of the day, with more questions than answers after this Twitch interview by Dr Disrespect.