Yesterday, one of Twitch’s best-known streamers, Dr Disrespect, was forced to abruptly shut down his stream after someone fired a gun at his house, shattering a window. Police have since said the shots likely came from a BB gun, but this and other recent incidents now have Twitch streamers concerned for their privacy and safety.
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While streaming on Twitch today, Guy “Dr Disrespect” Beahm suddenly got up and walked off camera for a minute. When he returned, he told viewers he was ending his stream for the day because someone had just shot at his house.
Late last year, Twitch's most popular wig-wearing angry man, Dr Disrespect, went on a hiatus after announcing that he'd been unfaithful to his wife. Inevitably, certain pockets of Twitch turned his indiscretion into a meme. Now, many of the emotes they used to make fun of him have disappeared.
The relative entertainment value of all sports can, believe it or not, be boiled down to a single question: are competitors playing to win, or are they only playing to not lose? PUBG's tournament rule set, unfortunately, leaves a lot of room for the latter, which put a damper on a recent tournament full of Twitch stars.
Earlier this week, Dr Disrespect, the self-proclaimed "face of Twitch," returned to the streaming platform and pulled in what Twitch says was a record-breaking number of viewers. Days later, however, Dr Disrespect and previous record-holder Tyler1 are still beefing over the number, as are their fans.
Possibly the most popular streamer on Twitch, Dr Disrespect was called out yesterday by musician Jimmy Wong for acting racist based on a series of clips compiled by the latter in which Disrespect caricatures Chinese accents and language. During a recent stream, Disrespect fired back by saying that some of his best friends are Asian.
After nearly two months out of action in the wake of an on-stream confession of infidelity to his wife, popular streamer Dr Disrespect returned to Twitch.
In the process, he pulled in hundreds of thousands of viewers, thousands of dollars in donations, as well as a chat that vomited memes with rabid excitement. He also made references to his wife, though she did not physically appear on stream.
Last month, popular PUBG streamer Dr. Disrespect, aka Guy Beahm, took an indefinite leave of absence from Twitch following the revelation he'd been unfaithful to his wife. In two weeks, he'll be back.
"Doc, I'll give you $100 if you hit this shot," ex-CSGO pro and popular PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds streamer Shroud said to fellow PUBG streaming superstar and moustache-with-a-soul Dr Disrespect. "Headshot," Shroud added. "Has to be a headshot."