Dr Disrespect has been playing more Fortnite than normal on his Twitch stream, and any viewers that have an issue with it have been warned to keep it to themselves.
The Doc has never been known as a Fortnite fan, in the past even mocking the game, but it has captured his imagination at the start of 2019, leaving other games by the wayside.
Known best for games like PUBG and Blackout, some of his viewers are understandably disappointed that he has moved away from these titles, but Dr Disrespect doesn’t want to hear it.
Starting his stream on January 8, viewers began spamming “BLACKOUT” repeatedly in the chat, as the Doc loaded up the Epic Games launcher, ready for some Fortnite.
Seeing the messages in the chat, he laid down the law, explaining “We’re not playing Blackout. If I see it again in the chat, you’re out of the champions club for good.”
“If you’re concerned, or worried about what we’re playing, on a daily basis, if you’re typing in chat ‘play something else’, you’re automatically banned.” In typical Dr Disrespect fashion, he gives it to his fans straight, “so don’t be flapping your gums about what game we’re playing today.”
It’s a harsh rule, but one that is perhaps necessary for the Doc to enforce, else his chat may become out of control with constant bickering about what he is playing, which can in turn affect his own showmanship.
Many streamers have experienced the struggle of trying to switch away from a ‘main’ game, and attempting to maintain and please their audience, and even the biggest streamers face this problem.