Dr. Disrespect was banned from Twitch on a little over a month ago, and we haven’t heard much from him since then. He has only tweeted twice and held an interview with PC Gamer on July 16th.
On June 27th, Dr. Disrespect tweeted out:
“Champions Club, 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”
Until this day, we don’t really know what happened with Dr. Disrespect and his relationship with Twitch, but why he was suspended from Twitch will most likely come to light once he gets back on a regular streaming schedule in the future (unless he signs a contract or receives a settlement not to speak about it).
However, recently on July 16th, he posted a new teaser video to his Twitter account with a dark silhouette of him standing in a synth-wave city in front of his lambo. After Dr. Disrespect’s short song, the video fades into the black without him saying a word.
What were the lyrics to Doc’s ‘Alleyway’ song?
“It’s out of my hands But I’m still in control It’s out of my hands You can never take away The power of my soul”
On that same day, Guy held an interview with PC Gamer and these are the questions that were asked following with his responses:
PC Gamer: It’s been almost three weeks since you were banned from Twitch. I imagine that it’s been very frustrating. I would love to start with just hearing what’s been happening behind the scenes with you. What’s been going on these past three weeks?
Guy ‘Dr Disrespect’ Beahm: Sure. I mean, well, a lot of stuff, obviously. You know, while it’s unfortunate that I’m off Twitch, we’re definitely working behind the scenes on what a Dr return might look like. In terms of the specifics around that, we’re not interested in exclusive at this point. We’re exploring our options and, honestly, just can’t wait to get back into character soon. We have a lot to do, and I’ll be wherever fans want me to be. And, you know, that’s been our approach.
When you say you’re not interested in an exclusive, can you clarify that?
Guy: Well, let’s just say all the cards are on the table. I’m more focused on just making sure whatever we do next, whether it’s a platform move or not, that it’s the right decision for the community and Champions Club that follows me.
And that makes sense to what I want to continue to accomplish with this character in terms of taking things to the next level, and whether it’s streaming or outside of streaming. So it’s just being conscientious of that decision.
[In a follow up email, Beahm clarified he’s even considering streaming independently on his championsclub.gg website, in addition to other big options like YouTube and Facebook.]
Given that connection that you have with your audience and how important that is, I’m sure you can appreciate that there’s been a lot of concern and worry over the past few weeks. Why didn’t you give people an update, just to say ‘hi,’ even if you had nothing really concrete to say?
Guy: Well, to be honest—okay, so we got the news, you know, it was just… it was completely… it was a total shock. Imagine just going to work one day and the door is closed and you can’t get inside and you’ve been told that you were fired, and you weren’t given a reason why, you know? And so, for me, it was just an initial shock.
The way I discovered it, too, I was on a buddy’s stream, and some of the features started turning off while I was just in the chat and everything, and then all of a sudden social media was blowing up.
I got on the call with my team, and after one quick email, it was all over. At that particular moment, it was more of just kind of shocked, like, what just happened, you know? And both my wife and I are just like, what’s going on? So that’s kind of how, initially, how things kind of went down. And then from there, you’re sort of just digesting it.
You’re still not getting any answers. So that’s kind of why I had… I wouldn’t have known what to say, you know? We put out the one tweet, our statement, and that’s kind of where things are at.
We aren’t sure where he is going or when he will be getting back on schedule, but you can expect a spectacular return with better production value and quality – no matter what path he chooses to go down.