Dr Disrespect and Twitch settle legal dispute over ban

After being banned from Twitch in the summer of 2020, streaming star Guy ‘Dr Disrespect’ Beahm has revealed his legal dispute with the company is finally over.

The self-proclaimed “Face of Twitch” alum was mysteriously banned from Twitch following his new multi-year contract extension with the Amazon-owned platform in June 2020.

With no explanation behind the reasoning for the ban made public, fans of the two-time champion were left in the dark – until Dr Disrespect returned to streaming, but this time on YouTube Gaming.

Nearly two years after being banned, the creator has revealed that his legal dispute with Twitch is now over.

Dr Disrespect & Twitch ‘resolve’ legal dispute

In a March 10 tweet, he said, “I have resolved my legal dispute with Twitch. Neither party admits wrongdoing.

However, fans still have no explanation for what happened in the first place – leading to the permanent ban.


DrDisrespect is one of the most popular streamers in the world.

Is Dr Disrespect back on Twitch?

With the legal dispute resolved, many people asked if they would see Dr Disrespect on Twitch again as a result.

However, Doc quickly put an end to all speculation about his future. “In answer to all your questions, the Doc will not return to Twitchsaid Dr. Disrespect in a follow-up tweet.

Twitter Reactions: Dr Disrespect and Twitch End Legal Dispute


Because Twitch’s terms of service state that streamers can’t play with banned users, many of Doc’s friends weren’t able to stream with him.

At the end of the legal proceedings, NICKMERCS cut to the chase, asking if Dr Disrespect would like to play Apex Legends.


Friend and fellow streamer TimTheTatman was also among many to react to Doc’s announcement. However, he was confused as to what this meant for the future.

“I think that’s good news, don’t you?” It’s really vague, I don’t know,” Tim said during his stream. “I just don’t know – I’ll tell you what man, nothing would make me happier if me, NICKMERCS and Dr Disrespect could all play together. It would be sick.

Why was Dr Disrespect banned on Twitch?

Shortly after Dr Disrespect was banned, Twitch sent out an official statement.

He says, “As it 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 notoriety in the community.

Nevertheless, no real explanation was given as to what Dr Disrespect did that justified the ban.

A day after his suspension from Twitch on June 27, the Doc broke his silence with a statement on Twitter: “Champions Club, Twitch has not informed me of the specific reason for his decision. Firm handshakes to all for the support during this difficult time.

The reason for the ban was never made public, potentially due to legal action.

Although Doc may have closed the door on a return to Twitch immediately after the dispute ended, other major streamers are hoping to connect with him soon – as are their fans.