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Shroud says he’s “scared to know” why Twitch banned Dr Disrespect

Published: 19/Nov/2020 18:18 Updated: 20/Nov/2020 9:07

by Marco Rizzo


The silence surrounding Guy ‘Dr Disrespect’ Beahm’s Twitch ban has led to a lot of speculation in the community and even streaming giant Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek recently commented on the worrying lack of information. 

Almost five months after the punishment, both Twitch and Doc have not given an official reason behind his ban, with important members of the community still seemingly unaware of the reasons behind it.

On a recent stream, shroud was answering some viewer questions and the topic of the Doc came after a short discussion about Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel’s recent Twitch ban.

A viewer asked shroud if he was mad about his inability to play with Dr Disrespect on stream because of Twitch, and the popular streamer took the opportunity to dive into what’s really been bothering him.

“No. I would say I am more upset that I don’t know what it is…” stated the former CSGO player.

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Dr Disrespect during the final moments of his last Twitch stream.

To everyone’s surprise, Twitch permanently banned Dr Disrespect on June 26, 2020.

The suspension is widely considered to be one of Twitch’s most controversial moments as the Two-Time was arguably the most popular name on the Amazon-owned platform.

As time passed, speculation about the ban being the result of DMCA claims faded as both parties declined to comment on the situation.

Shroud confessed that while he is curious about the ban, the silence surrounding the situation concerns him.

“If it was something nonchalant…we would know,” he stated.

He followed up by explaining how companies are more likely to keep something secret the more serious the situation is, mentioning the extraordinary abilities of the Twitch legal team.

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100 Thieves’ CEO and Founder Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag was also careful about speculating on the reasons for the ban, stating that nobody has a clue on the situation.

Dr Disrespect had previously hinted at the reason behind his ban, with the former “face of Twitch” implying that Twitch decided to get rid of him to save money and enable the signing of shroud and Richard ‘Ninja’ Blevins following the termination of their Mixer contracts.

Shroud was quick to dismiss these claims, stating that it would be in Twitch’s best interests to have all three streamers on their platform.


How to watch the TikTok Room Awards: Nominees, results & more

Published: 28/Nov/2020 16:01

by Charlotte Colombo


Popular drama page TikTok Room delighted its 1.8 million followers this week when, on November 25, they announced on their Instagram that they would be hosting their very own awards show!

The post also announced that voting would be on Friday 27 November, with the awards then streaming tonight on Saturday 28 November.

Details surrounding what the award categories were was initially vague, with the account teasing more information throughout the week before opening the polls on Friday for fans to vote for some of their favorite TikTokers in various categories.

Despite the categories remaining unclear prior to voting being open, that didn’t stop some of TikTok’s biggest stars endorsing the awards and encouraging fans to vote for them.

Among other famous faces like Skai Jackson, Nessa Barrett, and Jacob Sartorius, Sway House star Bryce Hall endorsed the awards in a video, joking that he was probably nominated in the “most problematic” category, while Charli D’Amelio, who recently reached 100k followers on the TikTok, told her fans that “there is a special award show on Sunday” and encouraged them all to vote.

Although some fans found that there was difficulty submitting their votes – with TikTok Room explaining in an Instagram post that this was due to heavy traffic on the form- by the time the polls were closed, TikTok Room announced that over 500,000 votes were cast after teasing fans earlier that day with just how close some of the categories were.

What are the categories?

The TikTok Room awards consists of 28 categories in total, and are as follows:

  • Most active with fans
  • Best couple
  • Best makeup
  • Most positive
  • Best style (male)
  • Best style (female)
  • Best ship
  • Best dancer (male)
  • Best dancer (female)
  • Best fandom
  • Funniest TikToker/ collab
  • Best diss track
  • Least problematic (male)
  • Least problematic (female)
  • Best role model
  • Best group/duo
  • Kindest TikToker
  • Best dance creator
  • Best song
  • Most talented musician
  • Most achieved (male)
  • Most achieved (female)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (male)
  • Favourite TikToker/ Influencer (female)
  • Best clapbacks/ comebacks
  • Best YouTuber
  • Best hair
  • Best house

The running order of these categories is not yet clear.

When do the TikTok Room awards start?

While the awards themselves start at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, TikTok Room have announced that there will be a pre-show from 6pm Eastern Standard Time.

It isn’t quite certain how exactly the awards will be broadcast, although TikTok Room did confirm to a fan in the comments section that they would be posting the results on their Instagram page throughout the night.

So, to watch the awards, your best bet is to keep an eye on TikTok Room’s Instagram account!