Dr Disrespect finally breaks silence to address Twitch ban - Dexerto

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


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.”

dr disrespect
Twitch: Dr Disrespect
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.”

dr disrespect wife
Instagram: @mrsassassin
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.


Rookie Twitch streamer tears up after finally getting first viewers

Published: 16/Jan/2021 15:49

by Georgina Smith


New Twitch streamer NickCKelly got emotional on stream when he got his first viewers after waiting for nearly an hour, gaining thousands as followers as a result of his wholesome reaction.

2020 was a booming year for Twitch, with top creators like xQc and Valkyrae achieving huge numbers in terms of followers and views, and several gaming trends surging in popularity at various points in the year, meaning success all around.

With these huge creators out here smashing records, it’s easy to forget that many are only just starting out their venture into streaming, both casually and seriously.

This year has no doubt prompted more people than ever before to give streaming a try, but it’s not as easy as it might seem from the outside – especially if you’re starting from zero.

Twitch Logo Black Background
2020 helped Twitch do massive numbers all round.

NickCKelly was one such individual who wanted to give streaming a go, and he couldn’t have been more grateful when he eventually got his first viewers after a while on stream by himself.

He had been streaming for almost an hour when he noticed that some viewers had joined his previously empty chat, and he looked stunned.

“I have my first viewer, hi!” Nick said, looking taken aback by the sudden appearance. “Wow, this is amazing. I’m genuinely honored to have you in my stream, you’re my first viewer that I’ve had, I’ve been streaming for 48 minutes.”

“I feel like I’m gonna cry, man,” he said with the most wholesome reaction possible, tearing up as he spoke to his new viewers.

Over on Reddit, user Avoxio who found Nick’s stream explained why they entered his empty stream. “Me and some friends were scrolling through twitch and found this guy. His stream title got us intrigued so we decided to stop by.”

They also said “at first we thought he was trolling so we messed around a bit not thinking anything of it, throughout our conversation we realized that he was being genuine,” and said they decided to share his stream in hopes of getting him recognition.

Nick also responded in the comments: “I will not let you all down. I want to prove to people that there is goodness in the world, and that we are capable of so much more than most think. I think there’s so much pain and suffering in the world right now. Helping even a single person is making a difference in the world.”

The unexpected reaction from the small streamer certainly seemed to strike a chord with some viewers, and Nick has now shot up to 4.7 thousand followers at the time of writing.