Dr Disrecpect will be making a grand comeback of sorts to Twitch very soon, as he made an announcement this week following his suspension. If you’re not entirely familiar with what’s going on, here’s a brief refresher. Like a lot of us in gaming media and streaming, the Doc was at E3 2019 this year, running around in character doing a livestream with a crew following him and his “bodyguard” Dan The Body all around the convention floor. Made for some good content in certain places, until that is, when he needed to take a bathroom break. The director, being a dummy, followed him into the bathroom at the Los Angeles Convention Center and continued filming him.
Aside from the fact that doing so goes against Twitch’s TOS, the act is also a violation of California’s “invasion of privacy” law. So Dr Disrespect found himself in some hot water for a dumb decision. His badge was promptly revoked and was kicked out of the con, while his Twitch channel was suspended almost immediately after the incident. While we don’t know if he’s currently dealing with any legalities, we do know that the channel took a two-week suspension and has since been restored. But there was no word from the man until this video popped up this week on his Twitter account.
— Dr Disrespect (@drdisrespect) June 27, 2019
So it looks like the Doc will be making a return next Monday, July 8th, 2019. We’re guessing as he’ll probably be taking the time with his family on summer vacation and will spend the 4th of July with them. But now that we know the date, it gives Twitch a ton of time to prepare their servers. The last time Dr Disrespect went away was after he was caught cheating on his wife, and when he returned from a couple of week hiatus, the response drew 330k viewers and it crashed Twitch. Primarily to hear his story, as we’re sure many are anxious to hear his take on things this time around as well. So Twitch’s IT team, you’ve been warned.