Herschel “Dr Disrespect” Beahm is one of the most famous names in streaming due to both his over-the-top personality and his actual gaming chops.
The Doc has become one of the most identifiable streamers in the world despite not being on Twitch for some time now. A large presence on YouTube and one of the most recognizable looks in the industry has helped him maintain relevance despite something that would’ve been a deathblow for many streamers.
So what is the Two-Time up to these days? And how did he end up as a full-time YouTuber? Here’s everything you need to know about Dr Disrespect, his Twitch ban, his budding game development career, and more.
Who is Dr Disrespect?
Dr Disrespect is a streamer that previously created content on Twitch but has since moved to YouTube. He is primarily known for playing battle royales including the ever-popular Fortnite, PUBG Battlegrounds, and Call of Duty: Warzone, but does branch out to other genres regularly. He has tackled games ranging from Fall Guys to Elden Ring.
There is often a love-hate relationship between Dr Disrespect and whatever game he is playing at the time. The streamer will often make a show of uninstalling games over mechanics he doesn’t like, only to return to them in the future. This unfiltered style of streaming has endeared him to many who want more from their go-to games.
How to watch Dr Disrespect
Dr Disrespect can be watched on YouTube, where he streams himself playing video games.
Though Dr Disrespect was a hugely successful Twitch streamer, he remains permanently banned from the platform. He moved to YouTube after the ban was handed down, and has been exclusive to YouTube since then. While there are now multiple social media platforms that offer live streaming including a dedicated Twitch competitor in Kick, Dr Disrespect has remained exclusive to YouTube.
Why was Dr Disrespect banned from Twitch?
It is unknown why Dr Disrespect was permanently banned from Twitch. Neither party has given a definite explanation on the matter and the exact reason for the ban remains unknown to the public.
Dr Disrespect was banned permanently by Twitch on June 26, 2020. He stated that he did not know why he was being banned, and maintained this for months after. Twitch provided no statement on the matter beyond a generic “this channel is currently unavailable due to a violation of Twitch’s Community Guidelines or Terms of Service” notice on his channel.
A permanent move to YouTube came in August 2020 with Dr Disrespect still maintaining that he didn’t know the reason for his ban. A year later in August 2021, Dr Disrespect told fans that he discovered the reason for his ban and was taking legal action against Twitch for it. He noted that while he was still pulling strong numbers on YouTube, he was making only a quarter of what he was with Twitch.
His lawsuit against Twitch seemingly went nowhere. After months of quiet, Dr Disrespect revealed on Twitter that his legal battle with Twitch was over with neither side admitting fault.
No new information has come out since then and Dr Disrespect has been streaming exclusively on YouTube. It seems unlikely that Dr Disrespect will return to Twitch at any point in the foreseeable future.
Is Dr Disrespect making a game?
Dr Disrespect founded Midnight Society, a video game development studio that is working on the battle royale title Deadrop.
Deadrop is a battle royale that takes the genre in an interesting direction. Rather than simply dropping dozens of players into an enclosed area, Deadrop will put everyone into a tall structure and task them with climbing to the top. While the game is mechanically and functionally a battle royale, it’s instead being dubbed as a “vertical escape shooter.”
In March 2023, a pre-alpha build was opened up to the public at the cost of $25. It is unknown when Deadrop will receive its official release.
Is Dr Disrespect still married?
Dr Disrespect is still married to his wife, who is known by fans as Mrs Assassin. The pair have been married since 2013.
One of Dr Disrespect’s most notable streaming moments came in December 2017 when he confessed on-stream to having an affair. He took a two-month hiatus from streaming and the two seemingly reconciled.
Mrs Assassin occasionally appears on-stream, albeit without being completely in-frame. She is most often seen feeding Dr Disrespect from off-camera or handing him things, which can sometimes lead to silly moments between the two.
Is Dr Disrespect really a two-time, back-to-back champion?
Dr Disrespect actually is a two-time video game tournament champion. He won two tournaments in NBA Jam in 1993 and 1994 in tournaments hosted by Blockbuster Video, a defunct movie and video game rental chain.
It is unknown how much of an achievement this actually is. Details regarding tournaments held in this era are mostly unclear and footage of Blockbuster’s tournaments are extremely limited. In 2019, fighting game tournament organizer CEO posted a video to YouTube suggesting that it was proof that Dr Disrespect’s claims of being a two-time champion are bogus, but it is unknown whether this footage is from the world championship or another event hosted by Blockbuster as winners are seemingly told that they’ve earned a spot in a different tournament.
Regardless, Dr Disrespect’s gaming skills are definitely above-average. Though he hasn’t competed in actual esports events on many occasions, he has held up against professional-level talents in multiple games.