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Dr Disrespect’s wife speaks out following his “permanent” Twitch ban

Published: 27/Jun/2020 6:11 Updated: 27/Jun/2020 13:53

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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Dr Disrespect’s wife ‘Mrs Assassin’ has spoken out on Instagram following her husband’s suspension from Twitch on June 26, thanking fans for their “love” and “support.”

On June 26, Dr Disrespect was suddenly banned from Twitch for reasons currently unknown at the time of writing. According to industry expert Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau, sources claim that his suspension is “permanent,” but the streamer has yet to speak out himself.

Doc’s wife, Mrs Assassin, addressed the situation in an Instagram Story posted a few hours after the news first broke. She thanked her husband’s fanbase – the Champions Club – for their “love, support, strength and kindness,” stating that it “has truly been overwhelming.”

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His wife thanked the Champions Club for their support following Dr Disrespect’s ban.

While there’s been no official reasoning given for Doc’s ban at the time of writing, a Twitch representative issued the following statement to Dexerto following an email inquiry into the situation:

“As is our process, we take appropriate action when we have evidence that a streamer has acted in violation of our Community Guidelines or Terms of Service. These apply to all streamers regardless of status or prominence in the community,” it read.

Viewers have also claimed that they have received emails from the platform stating that their subscriptions to Dr Disrespect’s channel are being refunded. His emotes are also reportedly no longer available.

Before the suspension, the streamer was one of the top personalities on the Amazon-owned platform, boasting over 4.5 million followers who would regularly tune in to watch his Champions Club shenanigans. He also recently signed a multi-year deal in March that saw his contract extended with Twitch, making the situation all the more shocking for fans.

Mrs Assassin’s Instagram Story is the first public statement posted since the incident occurred, though Dr Disrespect himself has yet to address it himself for reasons unknown.

His social media accounts have stayed untouched, with many on the edge of their seats waiting for an official explanation behind the events.

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TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.