Dr. Disrespect appears in Fortnite ad on Twitch amid ban from streaming platform
Dr. Disrespect a.k.a the Doc, a prominent Warzone streamer on YouTube, recently appeared in a Twitch advertisement for Fortnite.
The Doc has faced numerous challenges throughout his streaming career, but his ban from Twitch has always been the most mysterious of all. Many creators have risked being banned for playing with the Doc as he is permanently banned from the popular streaming platform.
The conflict between Dr. Disrespect and Twitch remains one of the hottest topics in the gaming community. What followed an unannounced permanent ban from the platform was a prolonged legal dispute that lasted for almost two years. Eventually, they were able to settle their differences by March 2022.
Nonetheless, fans were left with more unanswered questions as the ban remained. Thus, fans were surprised to find him in a funny Fortnite commercial that circulated on Twitch. The commercial video featured many other streamers, including the pro Warzone gamer.
Twitch banned Dr. Disrespect in June 2020. The exact reason is still unclear. Nevertheless, the streamer now enjoys a greater following on YouTube compared to his former Twitch days.
Fans were shocked when they saw the Doc in a video posted on Twitter, promoting the popular battle royale game Fortnite: Zero Build on Twitch.
Among other YouTube and Twitch star streamers who appear in the clip are American Twitch streamer and FaZe Clan’s Nicholas “NICKMERCS” Kolcheff, Taiwanese-Canadian streamer Jeremy “Disguised Toast” Wang, and American YouTuber Rachell “Valkyrae” Hofstetter.
Yet, the Doc’s brief appearance playing Fortnite is the most noteworthy aspect of this advertisement. Viewers were especially surprised by the Doc’s appearance, considering his turbulent relationship with Twitch.
Additionally, a number of content creators have risked being banned from the Amazon-owned streaming platform for featuring the blacklisted streamer on their channels. Fans of the Doc found the clip humorous due to the Doc’s relationship with Twitch. Some others, however, said they wondered why he was featured in the advertisement.
The advertisement was not directly associated with the official platform, which is why Twitch authorities failed to notice it. As one Twitter user said: “It’s an ad by a company not affiliated with Twitch or Amazon, it does not matter who is in it as long as Twitch is getting the revenue from it.”
Others pointed out the fact that Twitch and Dr. Disrespect’s circumstances are different from those streaming stars that have moved to YouTube. For example, one Twitter user argued that “Valkyrae isn’t banned from Twitch and the Doc famously is. So it’s interesting he’s allowed on the platform in the form of an ad but not to play with his friends”.
Dr. Disrespect has yet to comment on his appearance in the advertisement. It is still unclear how his relationship with Twitch is currently going. The Doc, after all, is a widely-known YouTuber that has partnered with a number of major companies for advertising. Considering his history with Twitch, it was surprising that not all advertising companies were aware of it.