24 Aug 2021 2:29 PM +00:00

Dr DisRespect Is Suing Twitch Over His Ban

DisRespect has finally spoken out about being banned from Twitch, and it came with an astonishing revelation. He's suing, and based on the last time Twitch got sued, he may actually win. Every lawsuit that ends with a decision (not a settlement) creates a precedent, and PhantomL0rd sets an awful precedent.

His ban from Twitch came unexpectedly, but he handled it with grace. Until recently, it didn't seem to bother the two-time. It seems he learned months ago why he was banned, and it was so unreasonable that he's suing the company.

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Dr Disrespect is suing Twitch

After the video below, I will explain why Twitch may actually try to settle as quickly as possible. For those who don't know, PhantomL0rd sued Twitch, and a lot was revealed, which made them change their banning rules. Since Dr DisRespect has been banned before the changes, he may be a victim of what was deemed to be an unfair ban by the court.

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Before I go into detail about why this lawsuit has merit, let's hear what Dr Disrespect had to say:

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"There's a reason why I don't talk about it. I mean I can't talk about any of the stuff… But a lot of people ask me 'do you know the reason?' Yeah, I do know the reason why. I've know for months now, the reason why. and I'll just say this right now champs, there's a reason why we're suing the f*** out of them."

Let me first talk about PhantomL0rd before I talk about Dr Disrespect. He was banned from Twitch, and even during his trial, the judge deemed him to have broken Twitch's rules. Even so, Twitch did not have the right to ban PhantomL0rd from their platform. It was a situation of "you broke the rules, but they didn't say this would be the outcome, so it's an unfair practice."

Read more on that here: Twitch forced to pay over 20 thousand in damages to Phant0mLord after losing lawsuit

Now, Dr DisRespect is suing Twitch as well, and he may have reasonable grounds for his lawsuit. In the PhantomL0rd trial, he said that the court had discovered Twitch had used 'secret strike guidelines.' That was a big no-no for the judge, and it was one of the reasons why the ban was deemed wrong. They must be transparent about their rules.

More on that here: Twitch allegedly has secret "strike guidelines," which were apparently revealed during their lawsuit with PhantomL0rd

There is a possibility that these secret strike guidelines victimized Dr DisRespect. Due to the precedent set by the last case, Twitch needs to be upfront about why people are banned (video on Twitch ban updates.) We're going to call Dr DisRespect the three-time if he was a victim of the secret strike guidelines now because that's an easy win now.

The PhantomL0rd lawsuit took over a year to complete, and he was vocal about not settling along the way. Despite his lack of vocalization, DisRespect may be more willing to reach an agreement with Twitch. It remains to be seen how this plays out, but I will definitely keep an eye on Doc's next move.