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Dr Disrespect finally breaks silence to address Twitch ban

Published: 28/Jun/2020 3:07 Updated: 28/Jun/2020 4:04

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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After fans waited hours in agonizing silence, Dr Disrespect has finally spoken out following his abrupt ban from Twitch on June 26.

The internet was sent into a meltdown following Dr Disrespect’s ban from the Amazon-owned platform on June 26, with industry expert Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau revealing that sources claimed it was permanent. Nobody knew the reasonings behind it, with the rumor mill spinning out of control with speculation.

He has now broken his silence with a statement thanking his fans for all the support. While he didn’t confirm that the ban was permanent, he stated that “Twitch has not notified me on the specific reason behind their decision.”

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Dr Disrespect during the final moments of his stream on June 25.

Dr Disrespect speaks out about Twitch ban

On June 27, the online personality finally commented on the ban on Twitter, thanking his fans for the support shown during the ongoing situation. However, he didn’t state how long it was for.

“Champions Club, Twitch has not notified me on the specific reason behind their decision,” he tweeted. “Firm handshakes to all for the support during this difficult time.”

This marks the first time the streamer has spoken out publicly about his suspension, and it raises questions as to why he has yet to be told the reason behind his removal from Twitch.

His tweet echoes a similar statement from his wife ‘Mrs Assassin,’ which she posted to her Instagram Stories on June 26, a few hours after the news of the ban initially broke.

She also thanked the Champions Club, stating that their “love, support, strength, and kindness” has been “overwhelming,” and that there’s “no one better.”

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Dr Disrespect’s wife wrote a similar message on Instagram.

It is currently unknown whether Dr Disrespect’s ban is actually forever, or whether he will be returning to the streaming platform in due course.

That said, fans have been receiving emails from Twitch to notify them of subscription refunds. His emotes have also reportedly been removed entirely, fueling the fire around the speculation of it being a permanent suspension.

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Travis Scott and PlayStation tease new PS5 “Cactus Jack” Nike Dunks

Published: 23/Oct/2020 20:53

by Theo Salaun

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Travis Scott has revealed a new “TS5” teaser with PlayStation, which features a brief glimpse showcasing what appears to be a PS5 and Cactus Jack collaboration on a pair of Nike Dunk lows.

The 2020 king of collaborations, Scott, continues to up the ante. This time, he and Sony partnered to put together a teaser video, which is an obvious ode to the infamous Maxell “Blown Away Guy” advertisements from 1980.

In the social media commercial, Sony’s PlayStation headquarters are shown, followed by a few different employees who represent different aspects of the new console’s development (platform, design, and engineering). Afterward, Scott sits down, powers on a PS5, and is literally blown away.

Each employee is rocking some of Scott’s Cactus Jack merchandise, including one wearing a pair of his iconic Jordan 1 lows and one wearing a similar design, but on a pair of Nike Dunk lows. In the corner, a PS logo can be noticed by the sneaker’s heel.

It’s a short and sweet video, starting with some foreshadowing and teasing of the collaboration before finishing with a direct promotion for the PS5. An employee is seen wearing the PS5 Cactus Jack Dunks and then later, Scott himself appears to be wearing them as he kicks back and turns on the console.

In what might be obvious to those who have a keen eye for historic marketing content, the ending Scott portion of the clip is nearly a direct recreation of Maxell’s original ads from a couple decades ago. Those ads featured someone turning on one of the brand’s cassette tapes and experiencing the media quite physically. 

Similarly, Scott’s clothing, hair, and surrounding furniture are simultaneously hit with an unrelenting gust as soon as he powers on the PS5.

With the announcement from Sony that Scott has been enlisted as a “strategic creative partner,” it’s unclear exactly what the extent of this collaboration could mean. At the very least, fans can expect the two to work together on more projects.

One such project could be a pair of Cactus Jack sneakers, which would mean a three-way collab between Nike, Sony, and Scott’s own personal brand.

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The outside of the Cactus Jack x PlayStation Nike Dunks.

Scott’s sneaker collaborations typically sell out very quickly and then dominate the resale market, where resellers net huge profits just by lucking out and being among the first to invest in his reworked designs.

This sneaker follows the original Jordan 1 design, with an inverted swoosh logo on the outside, but in a contrasting colorway. Similarly, it seems to feature a PS5 logo at the heel (as other Nike and PlayStation collaborations have). It’s unknown whether these will be made available to the public or if they will be a “friends and family” symbolic release.