Dr Disrespect has been permanently banned on Twitch. Why? Well, we don’t know yet. The ban was reported by Rod “Slasher” Breslau. Slasher also can confirm that the ban is not DMCA related. In his last stream, Doc ended things rather abruptly, and his usual high energy was obviously dampened. You can see that in the last two or so minutes of this video. Doc then tweeted a statement confirming that he has been banned. Video Games reporter for CNN, Shannon Liao, has Twitch’s brief statement regarding the ban. With all of the mystery surrounding the ban of one of the highest profile streamers on Twitch Slasher has reaffirmed that everything is real, and just because the reason hasn’t come out yet does not mean that this is some publicity stunt.
While we can’t realistically give updates on every story that comes from the gigantic #MeToo movement that is currently hitting the gaming industry, we want to make sure that we aren’t ignoring them either. What we want to make sure our readers know is that just because we’re only highlighting a few of the bigger cases, it does not mean that we don’t support every single individual who has spoken out about their experiences thus far. We’ll make the industry we all love a better place for everyone, together.
OfflineTV has released a statement saying they have removed Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan from the content creator house. He has also been removed from the company altogether. He was accused by multiple women in the house of sexual misconduct.
Method has had one of their players accused of very serious crimes. What makes it worse is that leadership had reportedly been told directly of the issues multiple times, and ignored it. The organization is now bleeding players and sponsors who are leaving in protest. Laura Shortridge-Scott at PCInvasion summarizes everything.
Ubisoft have placed two executives and several other employees on administrative leave. This is part of a corporate investigation into many misconduct allegations that have been publicly made over the past week or so. Jason Schreier at Bloomberg has the full story.