Dr Disrespect’s YouTube Stream Broke 500,000 Viewers
The Doc is back! Dr Disrespect, also known as his real-world alter ego Guy Beahm, returned to streaming today to thunderous applause and viewership from the gaming community. So much so that he managed to shatter his own record from yesterday, where he built hype for his return by cresting at over 300,000 viewers on YouTube.
This should, by now, come as no surprise from the two-time, back to back 1993-1994 Blockbuster video game champion. If anything, he really did prove that he’s only halfway up to the tippy top of the mountain today and that nothing, not even a ban from the platform where he built his empire, is going to stop him.
Doc Addresses Why He Was Banned From Twitch
Many of those viewers were anxious to find out why Dr Disrespect had been banned in the first place, a move, and stance that the Doc himself referred to as the “cockroach” approach. Regardless, the man himself did address the situation by stating that he still had “no idea” why he was banned from the platform and that he had done nothing wrong to warrant such a thing.
Regardless of this, the doc took his time getting to the announcement with his usual antics, including dealing with his production manager, using his various graphic sets to hype his fans up, as well as thank his fans for sticking with him during the downtime.
“I want you to look me in my eyes when I say this,” Doc said, removing his sunglasses to reveal… more sunglasses. “We still have no idea. We have no idea. ‘Yeah I’m not buying that one!’ buncha phonies. We have no idea. And I’m gonna tell you this right now, as far as I’m concerned, we didn’t do anything to warrant a ban, let alone how they went about banning us. No communication before, no reaching out, nothing. The problem is too, there’s people in the community that are anxious for an answer, that creates a level of urgency and speculation. I think it’s just a f**king cockroach approach. I have to be intelligent about this. You’re talking about a heavy contract, lots of money. Let the legal professionals do what they have to do.”
Regardless of that, Dr Disrespect is still live on YouTube, though the initial hype of his stream seems to have somewhat worn down as the many curious onlookers have moved on as Doc went back to his normal antics of playing WarZone and checking out Rogue Company.
Dr Disrespect – a Master of Hype
Dr Disrespect’s YouTube stream lasted just over 2 hours after a 24 hour period of hype and as of press time, and accrued 6.1 million views during that period. Worth noting too is that he still seems to have most of his sponsors, including Roccat, Game Fuel, and Turtle Beach, all of which had their logos plastered throughout the stream and in the description.
Whatever Doc did or did not do, it seems his sponsors are still on board, for now. As for the reason for his ban, it’s quite likely that we won’t know the answer to that for quite some time – at least, until the “legal professionals” Dr Disrespect mentioned are done with the situation.
The recording of Dr Disrespect’s Youtube stream is not currently available, making this a “you had to be there” moment in gaming if there ever was one. The Champion’s Club was certainly happy, as thousands of subscriptions and donations flooded in.
As of this writing, it’s been reported that Dr. Disrespect is not officially partnered with YouTube, though given the results of today’s stream it would not be surprising if his phone won’t be ringing soon.