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Dr Disrespect explains why he accepted “life-changing” new Twitch deal

Published: 13/Mar/2020 2:29

by Isaac McIntyre

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Streaming megastar Dr Disrespect has officially committed to Twitch for the next two years and Guy Beahm ⁠— the man behind the mustache ⁠— has revealed why he made the call to stick with the Amazon-owned platform.

The Two-Time isn’t the only streamer to have penned an exclusive deal with Twitch recently, with stream-queen Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys, Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar, and Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo are all saying put too ⁠— but he may be the biggest.

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After some of the platform’s biggest entertainers, Ninja and Shroud chief among them, defected to other sites like Mixer and YouTube, securing the Doc and his Champions Club is a huge coup for Twitch.

According to Beahm, who has been building the personality of Dr Disrespect for the last ten years, there was “little chance” he ever left Twitch. 

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He wanted to make sure he was getting the best deal for both himself and his mega-fanbase, though, admitting as much in an interview with The Verge. If Twitch is the best place to “continue Doc’s momentum,” that’s where he wants to be.

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Dr Disrespect just dove literally, in his video  into a new two-year Twitch partnership.

There were a few factors that played on Beahm’s mind as he tried to decide what would be best for him, and what the “dangerous” character himself would want to do as well. A big part of it, he said, was Twitch’s already established fame.

“It’s the platform of my choice simply because it’s embedded,” the Twitch megastar said of his new two-year deal. “No surprise, it’s the Doctor’s platform of choice. It feels good to be on the platform we built the Champion’s Club on. It’s home baby.”

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The fact Dr Disrespect’s growth has mainly come from Twitch was also a major factor for Beahm. After first emerging on YouTube ten years ago, the Doc finally clicked with online audiences as he began streaming.

“It feels good to be on Twitch, and stay on Twitch. This is where we started, and we have a hell of a journey ahead of us,” he said, before joking he made the call because “Jeff [Beezos, Amazon president] and [him] go way back.”

For the Doc, who is all about sharing the journey with his millions of fan and including them in every stream, it was also about trust. When he was first introducing his ‘over the top’ character to life, Twitch backed him to the hilt.

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“Let’s just say, when I first started streaming, was something like this fathomable? If it was, you’re dreaming really, really big. To me, it’s shocking, and it’s very obviously life-changing, rewarding… Twitch saw the potential in this guy,” he said.

“He’s such a different type of streamer. He’s unique, he’s over the top and can feel like he might be a little threatening or dangerous, in terms of an investment. Honestly… [this deal] It was only really a matter of time.”

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The Doc said he wanted to repay Twitch’s early trust in him by sticking with the platform.

Now, Dr Disrespect looks to the future. He’s been working on getting an exclusivity deal of this type bedded since February 2016. Now that it’s locked, he’s ready to go even further. As he said in his announcement, he’s got “plans to stick around.”

“We’ve got that weight-16 bowling ball, and it’s going down the fast lane,” the Doc said of his plans during his March 12 stream, his first after the news. “The pistons are moving. The momentum is… you can feel it, right, but we’re not there yet.”

There’s been no real clues on what to expect next from the 1993-1994 Blockbuster champion, but if his recent stunts are anything to go by ⁠— he’s penned a TV deal and came face-to-face with WWE’s Undertaker ⁠— it’s going to be big.

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Borat set for first-ever Twitch stream alongside DrLupo: how to watch

Published: 20/Oct/2020 2:12

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Borat is one of the most iconic characters in the world, and now the Kazakh journalist is set to make his first appearance on Twitch tomorrow where he will ‘face off’ against DrLupo; here’s how to watch.

Borat is more than a national treasure to Kazakhstan. He’s a global icon and one of the funniest characters in the world.

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Sacha Baron Cohen first slipped into the Borat persona back in the nineties. But although he appeared in several hilarious skits and cameos, he didn’t explode in popularity until 2006, when the feature-film ‘Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan’ released worldwide.

For those who haven’t seen it, it’s a mockumentary that revolves around unscripted real-life interactions. Sacha Baron Cohen pretends to be Borat, a journalist from Kazakhstan. He travels around the US to learn more about their culture.

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But he purposefully presses their buttons and puts them in hilarious situations. He winds up people from all walks of life, which sometimes lands him in hot water.

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Borat debuts the infamous ‘mankini’ at 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

Fortunately, we’re lucky enough to experience it all over again with the imminent release of the sequel, ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.’

Seth Rogen claims he has already seen it around six times and said he “can’t wait to watch it a seventh.” He described it as “crazy and wonderful” and believes it has “a few of the funniest scenes [he’s] ever seen in a movie.”

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But that’s not all. To promote the movie, Twitch announced that Borat will make his first-ever appearance on their platform.

“For the first time ever, Kazakhstan’s biggest gamer will go live on Twitch,” the Amazon-owned platform announced on Oct. 20. “Very nice.” The best part is, he will ‘face off’ against DrLupo “in a battle for global supremacy.”

The stream goes live on October 20 at 3 pm PT. If you want to know where and how you can watch it, we’ve got you covered.

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How to watch Borat stream on Twitch

  • First, you’ll obviously need to wait until the time is right. However, it’s a good idea to tune in a little earlier as most streamers kick things off with a ten-minute countdown.
  • Then, all you need to do is tune in to DrLupo’s Twitch channel, which can be found here.
  • From that point onwards, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

There has been no official word on what games they’ll play. DrLupo has been dabbling in a bit of everything lately, from 7 Days To Die and Escape From Tarkov to Genshin Impact. Maybe even a bit of Among Us might be on the cards.

Of course, it’ll depend on what games Borat has available. For all we know, he might be an absolute machine on Call of Duty: Warzone or League of Legends. But we’re not counting on it.

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Either way, the stream is going to be a blast, and we can’t wait until it goes live.