Former Twitch streamer and present YouTube hopeful Guy “DrDisrespect” Beahm formally returned to livestreaming on Friday afternoon. Over 500,000 individuals tuned in to listen to the mustachioed boaster inform his facet of the extremely publicized Twitch ban, which, he claims, he nonetheless has no clue about.
“We still have no idea,” he stated initially of the YouTube stream, earlier than repeating that line a few extra occasions.
Polygon contacted Twitch, however the livestreaming firm reiterated its earlier assertion about taking “appropriate action” when a person has “acted in violation” of its neighborhood pointers and phrases of service. But as Beahm tells it, he’s nonetheless at the hours of darkness concerning what occurred and why he was taken off the Amazon-owned livestreaming service.
“As far as I’m concerned, we didn’t do anything to warrant a ban, let alone how they went about banning us,” he stated. “No communication before, no reaching out, nothing.”
Notably, previous to the ban, Beahm had signed a multi-year deal to remain on Twitch. While numbers weren’t disclosed, presumably Twitch paid good cash to make sure that certainly one of its most-watched performers stayed on the platform. Beahm’s feedback in the course of the stream advised there could also be some sort of authorized motion concerning his contract.
“You’re talking about a heavy contract, lots of money,” he stated, noting that he needs to be cautious about what he says concerning the ban scenario. “There’s big money involved. So let the legal professionals do what they need to do.”
Viewers appeared comfortable to have the vest-wearing entertainer again, with loads of donations trickling in as Beahm swore that this could be the final time he addressed the scenario.
“My conscience, I feel so good,” he acknowledged, earlier than berating individuals who assumed he will need to have achieved one thing unhealthy to get a ban.
“So that’s your update,” he stated. For a portion of the livestream, Beahm opted to look at different creators’ gameplay for titles such because the new-kid-on-the-block battle royale, Fall Guys. He later performed some Call of Duty: Warzone. He punctuated the event by telling viewers about some upcoming limited-edition merchandise that they might preorder for $30.
“Taxes were heavy this year,” he later added, noting that “for a second, I thought I was in trouble.”
Update: Added point out of DrDisrespect’s gaming in the course of the livestream.