Herschel Beahm IV who is widely known as is in-game alias Dr. Disrespect has been handed a Twitch ban, multiple reports have surfaced. The 38-year old American streamer has been in the news multiple times for violating community guidelines in the past.
The Video Game journalist for CNN, Shannon Liao reported that the Amazon-owned streaming platform have stated the reason being ‘violation of community guidelines.’
The full statement reads: As is our process, we take appropriate action when we have evidence that a streamer has acted in violation of our Community Guidelines or Terms of Service. These apply to all streamers regardless of status or prominence in the community.”
Multiple reports on DrDisrespect’s Twitch ban
Industry insider Rod ‘Slasher’ Peak who goes by the Twitter username @Slasher had Tweeted about the developments. Rod had specifically emphasized that the ban in affect wasn’t related DMCA. Perhaps, not really related to copyright strikes from the streaming platform.
Hence, it was due to something in respect with Twitch’s code of conduct or/and community guidelines.
Just about last year, Dr Disrespect was banned for streaming when he filmed some clips in a public bathroom on his journey to E3. Herschel is very vocal in the industry about his views and some may even consider him a little ‘outspoken’ at times.
Further, with no confirmation from Twitch, community have started to speculate if this has something to do with the ongoing #MeToo movement in the esports industry. This week, multiple counts of sexual allegations rattled the scene after DotA 2 celebrity figure TobiWan was involved in an harassment complaint.