Dr Disrespect calls out Activision for not inviting him to COD: Next
Dr Disrespect has expressed his disappointment in Activision for not inviting him to the upcoming showcase event, Call of Duty: Next.
Dr Disrespect accused Activision of neglecting him because he had not been sent an invitation to the event. With over 150 international streamers being invited, Dr Disrespect was not included on the list despite him occasionally streaming COD games, with Warzone being one of his prime shows.
Dr Disrespect previously worked with Sledgehammer Games as a Level Designer and had direct contributions to COD: Advanced Warfare maps. He has also appeared in quite a handful of COD marketing campaigns.
Dr Disrespect shares disappointment in Activision
Dr Disrespect has always been straightforward with his gaming taste. Whether he likes it or not, Doc would share his honest take via a live stream. The 40-year-old said that his being critical of games was because he loves the titles, especially the COD series.
“If I’m not talking sh*t about your game in the most passionate way possible, it’s because I probably don’t care about your game,” he said. “When I’m sitting there and I’m ripping Call of Duty apart, I’m shredding them… It’s because I love Call of Duty and I want it to be the best. A lot of people don’t get that.
“You know who doesn’t get it right now? It’s Activision. They don’t f**king get it. They don’t get the two-time.”
Activision has yet to respond to Doc’s comments. It is likely the streamer will only be able to watch COD: Next from his home when COD: MW 2 launches on September 15, along with a new battle royale title.
“I don’t know, I think they’ve got some new people working over there or something. I don’t know what it is,” he said.
“To not be invited to the Call of Duty Next event, are you kidding me?”
In June 2020, Dr Disrespect was banned permanently from Twitch for an unspecified rules violation. Until now, the reason behind the ban remains unknown. Doc said that other gaming companies, including EA, had also shadow-banned him.
Activision was potentially included on the list, as the streamer was certain that the publisher had kept its distance from him ever since. Doc took it personally, considering all projects he had made for COD games, including sponsored streams, commercials and more.
“Listen, I just point out the obvious. When I got banned from the purple snake’s platform, they like secretly shadow-banned me and stopped talking to us and all that stuff,” he said.
“Design half the maps from Advance Warfare, like we’ve done with the franchise, right? For them to turn the cold shoulder like that, trust me, I took it personal.”
When Doc was involved in the now resolved legal battle with Twitch, the drama between him and COD developers was also transpiring in the background.
For now, it remains to be seen whether the streamer and Activision will put their differences aside and mend the old wounds, especially since the publisher has been accused of ripping Dr Disrespect’s character design in Midnight Society.