Why was Dr. Disrespect Mysteriously Banned from Twitch!?

Dr. Disrespect tweets about it.

Some of you may have already heard that Dr. Disrespect has been banned from twitch following his last live stream where he seemed concerned and kept saying that they’ll get through this. Naturally, a front page streamer on twitch who had a huge multi million dollar contract with twitch getting banned creates a lot of confusion and speculation. Twitch must have quite a big reason to remove one of the faces and biggest proponents of their platform.

The streamer himself finally released a tweet that confirmed nothing and seems to say that he is as confused as the rest of us are. Although I’m sure there are details twitch and the doctor are not disclosing.

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With such little information being conveyed, there are a bunch of rumors just flying around. However, it has been stated that this ban should not have anything to do with any DMCA issues or the other twitch harassment allegations floating around.

Another rumor that surfaced briefly was that Ninja, Shroud, and Dr. Disrespect were in the talks of creating their own streaming platform. *These are just rumors and can definitely be 100% fabricated by the confused community*. Still, it is definitely an interesting spin on things, but the merit to that rumor is minimal at best until we get more solid information.

The fact that Mixer just shut down and left Shroud and Ninja in an uncertain situation as of now plays into that rumor as well.

What do you all think is happening?


Breaking news – Mixer just announced that it will be shutting down.

It seems Microsoft quietly announced that they will be shutting down Mixer. The platform will still be accessible until July 22, 2020. After that date, the website will no longer exist and force a redirect to Facebook Gaming’s page. Yes, it looks like Microsoft will just be offloading all their streaming to Facebook.

What about the existing contracts and partners on Mixer?

Partners will be automatically given partner status on Facebook’s platform as well. Those crazy contracts that were given to the biggest streamers will be honored “closely” as stated by Microsoft. Everyone else who still had monetization enabled on Mixer will also be transferred to the monetization programs on Facebook.

All people with leftover embers/sparks and subscription services will be paid out in xbox gift cards. Although they are encouraging viewers to spend their balances as the creators will get paid double for the month.

Its definitely a shocking move and I wonder what the big streamers who invested their time into Mixer are thinking right now.

Post from Microsoft here.