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Dr Disrespect Teases Return

It's been over a month since Dr Disrespect was permanently banned from Twitch, and fans have been scrambling for any signs of his return. Twitch has been evasive when asked about why the Doc was banned, while the Doc himself has been advised not to reveal any specifics during interviews. Now, it looks as though Dr Disrespect may be teasing something new in the works.

Dr Disrespect apparently went live on his Instagram account to tease a return that could be happening within the next 24 hours. In a clip shared by games journalist Rod "Slasher" Breslau, a radio announcer can be heard telling fans that the Doc "may return to streaming as soon as today."

Breslau also pointed out that Dr Disrespect has apparently "added a $4.99/Join button to his YouTube channel," which would suggest that he's planning the streaming equivalent of a pay-per-view event.

Breslau wanted to clarify that this should not be taken as a sign that the Doc has signed a deal with YouTube. As explained by Breslau, "as far as I understand if there is a stream on YouTube or other platforms, it is all on his own, nothing has changed from before and it will not be a stream in partnership with YouTube."

This pretty much lines up with some comments Breslau made last month regarding the Doc's current status. While streaming with YouTuber Hasan Piker, Breslau shot down the idea that Dr Disrespect was in talks with any agencies about a new contract. He remarked, "YouTube is not talking to Dr Disrespect." 

Breslau further insinuated that the Doc may be in very serious legal trouble. However, Breslau said that he couldn't discuss it without some kind of protection from a slander suit. For his own part, the Doc has apparently been looking into possibly pursuing legal counsel to combat whatever is happening behind the scenes with Twitch.

If the Doc wanted to make some kind of public return, it does seem like this would be the time to do it. If we've learned anything from the past month, it's that former Twitch stars can rake up some major viewership numbers by making a surprise return. Ninja delighted fans by streaming on YouTube last month and by actually logging into his old Twitch channel earlier this week

Both of these surprise streams were apparently done just for fun and not in any official capacity, but they brought in tons of viewers all the same. The Doc's fans may be likely to respond in a similar fashion to a surprise stream. If anything, they should be pretty pleased to see him back in action, wherever he ends up going live.