Mega-popular Twitch streamer DrDisrespect has apparently been banned on Twitch following an IRL stream. However, this was no normal IRL stream. Filming the hallways of E3, the Doc made a huge mistake.
DrDisrespect is no stranger to controversy. His out-going persona makes sure that he’s always in the limelight. But in this E3 stream, his alter ego may have gone too far.
While having a crew film him walking the alleyways of E3, he decided to take a trip to the men’s bathroom. This, as it turns out, was a huge mistake.
In the past, Twitch has been very strict with most streamers regarding their Terms of Service. No matter the stature of the streamer, a violation of the T.O.S. could mean a ban or something worse. This same logic applies to DrDisrespect as well.
In this Twitch clip, you’re able to see exactly why Twitch made the decision to ban the Doc’s account.
— Texa (@TexaTV) June 11, 2019
If you’re unfamiliar with Twitch’s T.O.S., any form of privacy violation is prohibited. This mainly applies to IRL streamers, since they often go out and mingle with other people. However, the Two-Time may not have been familiar with these rules, since it was his first IRL stream.
My first IRL stream…https://t.co/4uNIQ4b0nd
— Dr Disrespect (@drdisrespect) June 11, 2019
Though Doc’s intentions may have not been malicious, Twitch still sees this as a violation of others’ privacy.
If you are worried about this being a permanent ban, have no fear. These types of infractions usually only yield a day to a week ban. And since it was Doc’s first violation of this rule, nothing more severe than a day or two should occur.
Nonetheless, it’s safe to say Doc won’t be doing his second IRL stream anytime soon. We will be sure to keep you updated with any news on this developing story.
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Joey Carr is a University of North Georgia Journalism graduate. He has 5+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including Dreamhack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.