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Dr Disrespect signs TV deal with Walking Dead creators

Published: 6/Dec/2019 16:04 Updated: 6/Dec/2019 21:23

by Matt Porter

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Popular Twitch streamer Dr Disrespect is officially developing his own television show after the “Leader of the Champions Club” inked a deal with Skybound Entertainment.

Skybound Entertainment is the multi-platform production company lead by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and will be working with Dr Disrespect, whose real name is Guy Beahm, on a series based on his iconic persona.

As it stands, the show is in the development phase, with Dr Disrespect and Skybound president David Alpert confirming that the show will focus on the story of how The Doc became the legendary gamer we know and love today.

Instagram: @drdisrespectDr Disrespect’s new television show has some serious star power in its corner.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Dr Disrespect explained that the show was “pretty early in terms of the creative and the direction we want to take it,” but confirmed that there had been discussions regarding the possibility of the series taking an animated form.

“The one thing I try to focus on is making sure everything stays consistent. You don’t want to lose the authenticity of the character. We’re trying to take things to the next level, and hopefully, we’ll have an effect that reverberates and legitimizes the world of streaming.”

Alpert says that the show will provide an opportunity to explore Dr Disrespect’s backstory, stating: “You can’t fully explore it in the stream itself, but getting inside that narrative is what got us excited.”

Dr Disrespect, YouTubeThe show will focus on the backstory of Dr Disrespect.

For those concerned that The Doc may be quitting streaming to focus on his show, Beahm confirmed that Twitch and the platform remains his “bread and butter right now,” and revealed that the Amazon-owned company had been “extremely flexible” in allowing him to work with Skybound.

Dr Disrespect already has a cult following on the streaming service, regularly drawing thousands of viewers to his live streams, and amassing more than 3.8 million followers to his channel.

As of yet, the series has yet to be picked up by a television network, with no current schedule slated for the show to start filming.

H/T: Hollywood Reporter

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Dr Disrespect trolls mobile gamers and players take the bait

Published: 26/Nov/2020 12:49

by David Purcell

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Dr Disrespect has taken a cheeky swipe at mobile gamers on Twitter, asking how anybody can even consider it to be a “serious” way to play – but players are fighting their corner. 

The Two-Time has had a whirlwind 2020 by all accounts. He’s moved platforms from Twitch to YouTube, and while some might have expected his influence on the gaming world to perhaps decrease in that move – he’s still one of the best at stirring the pot.

Of course, a lot of franchises that made their name on PC and console, like Call of Duty, PUBG, FIFA and Fortnite, have brought their games to iOS and Android.

Though, Doc doesn’t seem to be a fan.

Dr Disrespect takes aim at mobile gamers

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Dr Disrespect has turned into a mainstream symbol of the streaming world, and sure knows how to get people talking.

On November 26, literally out of nowhere in vintage Doc style, he decided to joke about the idea of playing games on mobile.

He said: “I’ve got 3 state-of-the-art 1ms speed color calibrated monitors staring at me, a keyboard with titan switch optical keystrokes and a mouse that weighs literally nothing backed by a 200k multi pc setup….and you have the guts to tell me mobile gaming is a serious thing?”

As you might expect, he’s sparked a huge debate in the replies – with some arguing for and against his point of view.

One user, by the name of Yettobegin, said: “Well Dr.D not everyone can afford a good PC setup and that’s why mobile gaming is so popular in southern Asian countries.. Anyways I don’t hear any mobile gamers fighting for validation as a “Gamer”.. If u want to play in mobile and have fun who cares?!”

If you thought that was a strong response, wait until you see this.

Tribe Gaming’s Ferg challenged the self-professed best video gamer in the world to a 1v1 in CoD Mobile, with $100,000 on the line. As of writing, that has not been accepted, but it shows there’s certainly a lot of people out there wanting to prove him wrong.

This was not the only challenge, with Elijah Jackson offering a $10,000 wager of his own.

XSET Juicy, who plays PUBG Mobile competitively, also fired back – saying maybe gaming on mobile is too “difficult” for Doc to handle.

Nothing might come from this or Dr Disrespect actually might take up one of the offers, in a way to shoot down mobile gamers who stand in his way.

No matter what, though, he’s certainly achieved his objective of drumming up some debate. What happens next should be interesting.