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Dr Disrespect breaks character to reveal anxiety issues from Twitch ban

Published: 1/Sep/2020 10:25 Updated: 1/Sep/2020 11:12

by Connor Bennett


Streaming superstar Dr Disrespect took a rare moment away from the violence, speed, and momentum to lift the lid on his battle with anxiety that has been raging since being banned from Twitch. 

When Dr Disrespect was surprisingly banned from Twitch back in June, fans wondered what he’d do next. After some time off, the Doc made his return on YouTube – racking up huge viewing numbers for his big return stream, as well as keeping a steady base afterward. 

While the Two-Time has been chugging along on YouTube, one question has loomed large – why did he get banned from Twitch? He’s already noted that the Amazon-owned platform hasn’t given him a reason, and at this point, it seems unlikely that they ever will. 

That, he explained during an extremely personal moment at the end of his August 31 stream, has brought on a battle with anxiety. 

Dr Disrespect in a Lamborghini
Dr Disrespect, YouTube
Dr Disrespect was one of Twitch’s biggest streamers before being struck with a ban.

“I’ve played sports my whole life, been in high-pressure situations – free-throws, game on the line, obviously streaming in front of tons of people with the game on the line – we’ve lived a good life, and I’ve never dealt with anxiety before,” the streaming superstar said, noting that he was flying high before everything was taken away from him with the surprise ban.

“The fact that I am here live on YouTube, it’s been a fantastic return, but my anxiety levels are something that comes in these huge waves and I’m having a hard time dealing with it, I’ll be honest.”

The Two-Time continued on, adding that he’s made comebacks before after being banned and battled through adversity, but this time it’s different as everything he’s worked for was taken away under his nose. “It was on me, I accepted the responsibility,” the Doc said about his previous bans. “What do I accept in this case? I don’t accept anything and there’s nothing I can do about it.”

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He brought his rare look behind the curtain to a close, noting that it was something he had to share with his fans.

“So, there might be days where the Doc seems off/feels off, we’re trying to learn the dark alleyway man – we’re trying to get out of it. So, to think that I’m here and I’m just moving on – I’m not, I can’t. How? Right, how? How can I? I’m trying, but how can I?”

With his ban reason still unknown, Doc continues to fly solo on YouTube as he’s unable to play with anyone who is live on Twitch as they risk a ban for having him on there while his account is banned.


Myth justifies surprising decision to unfollow everyone on social media

Published: 3/Dec/2020 7:58

by Brad Norton


Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani is taking a new approach on social media, as the popular TSM content creator has revealed why he felt it was time to “experiment” by unfollowing everyone on all of his accounts.

Myth is one of the most popular content creators on the internet. The 21-year-old boasts over seven million followers on both Twitch and Instagram, with another four million subscribers on YouTube as well. He’s grown a massive community with his energetic vibes and impressive gameplay, but Myth just made a drastic change.

Across all social media accounts, the content creator has now wiped the slate clean. He no longer follows any streamer pals, no business contacts, or anyone in between. Myth follows a grand total of zero accounts across all of his platforms.

Why make such a sudden change? Myth explained it all in a series of tweets on December 2. In a difficult year as it is, he felt it was the right time to “experiment with having zero people followed across [his] social media sites.”

One of the main factors behind this decision was to stop himself from “comparing” to others. It can be easy to see idyllic Instagram posts, for instance, and feel a little down in the dumps by comparison. Everyone can empathize with that experience these days. So in order to block it out, his social media is now wiped clean.

The current global crisis certainly didn’t help either. “I’ve had some of the loneliest moments of my life,” he explained. “Social media doesn’t make that feeling any better, at least with the way I currently use it. It just ends up making me feel like other people got it better”

Obviously, most social media personalities are often sharing the highlights in their lives. Rarely do we see our favorite content creators truly breaking down that barrier and sharing everything. Most of the time, we only see what they want us to see. Myth is well aware of this and understands “that’s not the full reality of things.”

Despite this, it’s still a “really draining mindset to have,” he explained. “I wanna eradicate it.” In light of his transparency, countless others reached out to commend his decision. 

“You’re an amazing streamer,” Dakotaz followed up. “Do whatever you gotta do.”

While Myth has unfollowed everyone, he wanted to stress that he’ll still be active and interacting with his fanbase. “I can still see and appreciate comments and messages,” he added.

Don’t expect Myth to keep his accounts this clean forever though. It may be a solid reprieve during this chaotic year, but even he joked that in “six months [he’ll] definitely be back” to his usual ways.