Disrespect, real name Herschel “Guy” Beahm IV, mysteriously disappeared from the site on 12 June.
Fans were left wondering what had happened, but now he has revealed that Twitch locked him out of his account.
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Who is Dr Disrespect?
The American amassed a huge following on Twitch largely by streaming battle royale games, including H1Z1, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Black Ops 4: Blackout and Apex Legends.
He has an estimated net worth of around £2.7million.
He posted his first video, a stream of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, back in January 2010.
Beahm is regarded as an entertainer rather than a “professional gamer.” ESPN describes him as “a WWE character in the competitive gaming world”.
When playing Dr Disrespect he wears a black mullet wig, sunglasses and a tactical vest. His motto is “Violence. Speed. Momentum”.
Why was he banned from Twitch?
The ban is very mysterious. Dr Disrespect’s account vanished with no explanation on 12 June.
Twitch said: “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.”
This isn’t the first time he has experienced a ban – he had his pass revoked at E3 last year after filming inside a bathroom at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
What has Dr Disrespect said about the ban?
In an interview with CNN he said: “Imagine driving to work and you show up and the doors are locked and you’re not allowed in, and you’ve been told you’ve been fired and there’s no reason at all. It’s baffling.
“My whole life I’ve never really dealt with anxiety and I have to be honest, ever since we heard the news, I’ve had crazy levels of anxiety.”
He has said he will not return to Twitch, despite signing a multi-year contract with the site back in March.