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Dr Disrespect banned from Twitch, rumored to be permanent

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Original story: High-profile streamer Guy Beahm, aka Dr Disrespect, has been suspended from Twitch. His removal was made public by the StreamerBans Twitter feed, and while a reason for the removal isn't yet known, his channel has definitely been removed (opens in new tab).

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Twitch declined to provide a reason for Dr Disrespect's removal, saying in a statement to PC Gamer: "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."

It's not the first time channels on Twitch have disappeared suddenly. Another prominent Twitch streamer, Lirik, was briefly suspended earlier in June over a DMCA takedown (opens in new tab). Lirik's channel was quickly restored after the incident.

Dr Disrespect's Twitch channel was previously suspended for two weeks in 2019 after he livestreamed from a public bathroom at E3.

Update: The reasons for Dr Disrespect's Twitch suspension are still not known, but multiple sources are now saying it's permanent. 

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Streamer ShannonZKiller (opens in new tab) also tweeted: "From my own sources: Doc is indeed done, and not just on Twitch. I know why and cannot say. But this is serious." 

She later deleted the tweet, though didn't retract the statement (opens in new tab): "Hey, I totally get that it turns out ppl didn't want more confirmation that it is a permanent ban without the reason and felt the tweet was clout chasing, so I will respect those perspectives and delete the tweet."

Kotaku (opens in new tab) also reported that an anonymous "source close to Twitch" told it that the suspension is permanent. 

We'll keep our eyes on the situation and update again when more information becomes available. 

Update: Dr Disrespect has said via Twitter that "Twitch has not notified me on the specific reason behind their decision". Twitch has yet to release an official statement on the subject.

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Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.