Turns out Dr. Disrespect‘s banishment from Twitch may have done his influence — and perhaps his ego — more good than bad. After all, only seven Call of Duty: Warzone streamers got more eyes on their content than Doc in the last 365 days, and he hasn’t been on the platform in half a year.
According to a report by Dexerto on Tuesday, Dr. Disrespect (real name Herschel Beahm IV) checked in at eighth in betting site Unikrn’s 2020 Twitch streaming report, being watched for more than 12 million hours.
Busy Six Months Since Permanent Ban
Twitch banned Doc back in June, though the details behind the ban remain cloudy.
It was a stunning development, with Dr. Disrespect announcing in March of this year that he and Twitch had extended their exclusive streaming deal. He had been on the platform since 2015.
In the months since the ban, theories have surfaced as to the reasoning behind the move, but neither party has offered much in terms of details. In fact, the only detail that everyone seems to agree on is that the ban is permanent.
13 Million Reasons Why Dr. Disrespect Deserves Some Respect
That brings us to Tuesday.
Even though Doc spent half the year off the platform, 12,382,798 hours of his streamed content was viewed in on Twitch in 2020.
While Faze Clan streamer Nick “NICKMERCS” Kolcheff was the runaway winner with more than 55 million hours viewed — more than double runner-up Tim “TimTheTatman” Betar — a look at the rest of the names above Dr. Disrespect shows just how amazing his six-month traffic haul turned out to be.
Where Doc Stands Among Streaming’s Elite
Dr. Disrespect averaged more than two million views per month. None of the streamers sitting in third through seventh can say that.
At the rate he was going, Dr. Disrespect would have finished in the top five within two months of streaming.
“The real story here is Dr Disrespect still featuring in the top 10 after a strange set of circumstances,” a Unikrn spokesperson told Dexerto. “If he ever does make a triumphant return to Twitch — like Ninja has, we could see the Doc competing with NICKMERCS for next year’s crown.”
Will Newest Call of Duty Title Shake Up Streaming World?
As for now, it appears Dr. Disrespect will remain on YouTube, where he quickly built up a solid following after the Twitch ban.
As of Tuesday night, his YouTube channel has 3.21 million subscribers.
And as for Call of Duty, with Warzone making room for Black Ops Cold War, some of streaming’s biggest names could be moving to a new streaming leaderboard.