Dr Disrespect Might Return to Twitch Following Phantoml0rd’s Historic Lawsuit Victory

Published 07/05/2021, 5:02 AM EDT


Twitch banned Dr Disrespect on June 26, 2020. Ever since, the streamer as well as his fans have had no clarity on the reason behind this ban. Unfortunately, Doc is just one of the many creators who’ve been suspended by Twitch with no proper justifications.

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One such streamer is  James ‘Phantoml0rd’ Varga. Back in 2016, he was a prominent name in the CS: GO community, but was banned for allegedly having financial relations with an in-game skin gambling website.

Unlike any other banned creator, Varga opposed his ban and filed a lawsuit against Twitch. To everyone’s surprise, he won the case recently where the platform admitted its misinterpretation towards the streamer’s offenses.

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Twitch’s updated policy on bans might help Dr Disrespect and many others

As per Dr Disrespect, Twitch still hasn’t given a proper reason for his ban. This narrative might change soon, thanks to Phantoml0rd and his team.

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In May, a San Francisco jury claimed Twitch had acted unfairly with Phantoml0rd. Now, the latter is looking forward to bring a massive change in Twitch’s disciplinary practices that apparently violate California’s Unfair Competition Law.

Phantoml0rd informed the fans about his demands from Twitch in a recent tweet:

Long story short, Phantoml0rd and his team want Twitch to review its policy regarding bans. The platform must give adequate reasons to any streamer that it bans and avoid sending indefinite or permanent suspensions with a reason as “Other Terms of Service Violation”.

If Twitch actually incorporates the aforementioned changes in its policy, we might get to know the reason behind Dr Disrespect’s suspicious ban. Moreover, the Two-Time himself can sue the platform, and tread a path similar to Phantoml0rd.

StreamerTV talked about Dr Disrespect’s return to Twitch in a recent video:

What if Doc wins a lawsuit against Twitch?

Back in 2020, Dr Disrespect was one of the fastest growing steamers on Twitch. He had even won the awards such as the Streamer of the Year, and was on his way to become the biggest name on the platform.

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Naturally, getting banned from Twitch was a huge set back for Doc. He not only suffered financially, but opened up about his struggles with anxiety. Even though he has now continued his streaming career on YouTube, a majority of Dr Disrespect’s fans still want him to return to Twitch.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JULY 10: Dr DisRespect attends The 2019 ESPYs at Microsoft Theater on July 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)

Hence, winning a lawsuit against Twitch can be game-changing for Doc. He might return to the streaming service yet again and get more popular than ever.

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Aakrit Sharma is an eSports author at EssentiallySports, and has written over 600 articles for their eSports division. He is an undergradate student at Delhi University. From getting chased by The Dahaka while playing Prince of Persia Warrior Within, to sweating his way up in ranked Apex Legends matches, he developed his consuming passion for the massive world of gaming and now writes about it with the same enthusiasm.

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