Former Twitch streamer and current 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 tips and phrases of service. But as Beahm tells it, he’s nonetheless in the dead of night 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 stay 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 through the stream prompt 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 must be cautious about what he says concerning the ban state of affairs. “There’s big money involved. So let the legal professionals do what they need to do.”
Viewers appeared joyful to have the vest-wearing entertainer again, with loads of donations trickling in as Beahm swore that this is able to be the final time he addressed the state of affairs.
“My conscience, I feel so good,” he said, earlier than berating individuals who assumed he will need to have performed one thing unhealthy to get a ban.
“So that’s your update,” he stated. Beahm didn’t play a game throughout his livestream, as a substitute opting to look at different creators’ gameplay for titles such because the new-kid-on-the-block battle royale, Fall Guys. He punctuated the event by telling viewers about some upcoming limited-edition merchandise that they may preorder for $30.
“Taxes were heavy this year,” he later added, noting that “for a second, I thought I was in trouble.”