More than a month after Guy “DrDisrespect” Beahm’s channel was mysteriously banned from Twitch, the favored and controversial streamer has gone reside, however this time he’s live on YouTube.
DrDisrespect’s YouTube stream went reside round 4:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, however Beahm’s alter-ego has but to look onscreen. The stream has consisted of a render of a gasoline station with DrDisrespect and Champions Club-themed decorations. Music and fake information broadcasts have been enjoying within the background.
After the stream was reside for over an hour, throughout which practically 300,000 viewers tuned in, DrDisrespect took to Twitter and YouTube chat to let followers know that he wouldn’t really begin streaming till Friday, Aug. 7 at 12 p.m. PT.
Beahm’s stream was preceded by a brief Instagram Live video a number of hours earlier than he took to YouTube, and a tweet with a new song from the streamer. Beahm’s Instagram Live teaser introduced the streamer’s return and poked enjoyable at hypothesis round his ban. Viewers who tuned into Beahm’s inaugural YouTube stream had been already greeted with the flexibility to “Join” his channel for $4.99 monthly. A gentle stream of “Welcome to Champions Club!” notifications in chat exhibits that loads of viewers are forking over cash for paid subscriptions.
Beahm’s DrDisrespect Twitch channel was banned on June 26, and regardless of loads of hypothesis and rumors, there was by no means any official rationalization for the disciplinary motion. In interviews after the ban, Beahm stated that Twitch hadn’t specified the explanation for the ban. Just a number of months earlier than his ban, Beahm had signed an extension for his unique streaming contract with Twitch.
DrDisrespect’s transfer to YouTube comes simply days after Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, one of many highest profile streamers to depart Twitch for Mixer, returned to Twitch as soon as extra.
Update (5:40 p.m. ET): This story has been up to date with particulars about DrDisrespect’s plan to return to streaming on Friday, Aug. 7.