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Twitch ties down Dr Disrespect with new multi-year contract extension

by David Purcell
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Dr Disrespect has committed his future to Twitch by signing a new multi-year extension to his contract, keeping him and the Champion's Club on the platform for the foreseeable future. 

The popular variety streamer is one of Twitch's biggest attractions, with thousands pouring onto his channel whenever he goes live no matter if he's playing Call of Duty, Fortnite Battle Royale, Apex Legends, or something completely different.

The Two-Time, back-to-back Blockbuster video game champion follows in the footsteps of Imane 'Pokimane' Anys, who has also renewed her contract during the month of March, which will be two huge boosts for the Amazon-owned streaming service.

Twitch: Dr Disrespect / Infinity Ward
Dr Disrespect has attracted 163 million total views since starting out on Twitch and is always fast to jump right onto gaming trends.

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Tying down the Doc, his four million followers and thousands of subscribers is a huge coup for Twitch, after seeing some of their high profile stars leave the company for rivals Mixer in recent times – taking much of their audience with them.

Tyler 'Ninja' Blevins and Michael 'shroud' Grzesiek have both left to stream on Mixer in the last 12 months, but fans of Dr Disrespect now know for certain that he's going nowhere any time soon.

In an official statement, Dr Disrespect declared his commitment to Twitch: "Twitch is where I built the Champions Club empire and keep entertaining the hundreds of millions of fans looking for me to dominate competition. Twitch is my home and I have made plans to stick around for a while.”

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Dr Disrespect's time on Twitch has been really successful so far, scooping the accolade of The Game Awards’ Streamer of the Year on two occasions (2017 and 2019).

Not to mention, he was launched right into the mainstream with a new TV development deal and crossover with WWE – which saw The Undertaker appear on his channel.

With a deal for the Doc to stick around now wrapped up, all eyes turn to see where Twitch will make their next big move in the streaming war, trying to fend off competition.

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Whether or not we see other top streamers tied down with exclusive contract extensions remains to be seen, but we'll be the first to let you know when or if things are announced.