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Dr Disrespect vs Twitch: The popular gaming streamer breaks silence on the ban

But doesn’t really clear what is going on between the streamer and Twitch.

Dr Disrespect responds to the Twitch ban
Dr Disrespect responds to the Twitch ban (Dr Disrespect/YouTube screenshot)

Guy Beahm aka Dr Disrespect, the popular gaming streamer, has responded to the ban imposed by Twitch. In a tweet this morning, Dr Disrespect said that Twitch had not notified him about the decision.

“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,” he said in a tweet.

It is worth noting that Twitch did not specify why the streamer was banned. The company issued a vague statement causing an ambiguity about the decision.

"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. These apply to all streamers regardless of status or prominence in the community,” Twitch had said.

The Verge in its report pointed out that Twitch had even refused to confirm the ban on the streamer. Nonetheless, Dr Disrespect is no longer available on Twitch.

Interestingly, Twitch had entered a multi-year deal with Mr Disrespect in March this year. According to reports, the streamer was paid millions of dollars for the exclusivity.

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Earlier this week, Twitch outlined several measures in a response to several sexual assault and misconduct allegations. The company also announced suspending accounts of some streamers.

“We’ve prioritized the most severe cases and will begin issuing permanent suspensions in line with our findings immediately. In many of the cases, the alleged incident took place off Twitch, and we need more information to make a determination,” it said on a blog post.