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Dr Disrespect Set To Make Rogue Company Arena

Nearly two months after his mysterious ban from Twitch, Dr Disrespect has returned to streaming on YouTube. Since then, his viewership numbers have soared. Not only that, but may have already forged a new partnership with Hi-Rez Studios, the developer behind the popular new shooter, Rogue Company.

It seems like the Doc was destined to become involved with Rogue Company from the very beginning of his comeback tour. During the Doc's first YouTube stream since his Twitch ban, some of his fans told him to check out Rogue Company gameplay. The Doc quickly found Rogue Company clips captured from Summit1g's stream, which immediately seemed to get his interest. 

As explained by Dr Disrespect during this stream, Summit1g is the streamer who turned a lot of people onto games like Escape from Tarkov and Sea of Thieves. With that in mind, the Doc decided to follow the recommendations.

The Doc seemed on board with Rogue Company's style and gameplay from the moment that the players flew into their starting positions. After watching a few minutes of Summit1g playing Rogue Company, the Doc seemed to be all-in for the game. "Ooh, I like this, man. It's snappy," he told his viewers.

After finishing the clip, the Doc told his viewers, "I'm liking that game. You know what would be fun? To design a map for that game. I feel like I'd knock it out of the park."

This isn't an idea without some precedent. In fact, the Doc used to work for Sledgehammer Games, where he designed several multiplayer maps for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The Doc seemingly hasn't done much design work like that since he left Sledgehammer, but he definitely has the experience and the know-how.

Still, it seems like the Doc reached out to Hi-Rez shortly after this first stream, because his second stream bore the title "What is Rogue Company? #RoguePartner." This indicated that Dr Disrespect had already made some kind of alliance with Hi-Rez. Considering the back and forth that has occurred on social media since then, it appears as though the new partnership is going smoothly.

Recently, the Doc reached out to the Rogue Company Twitter account and said, "Hey @RogueCompany, I like this game. Let me design a map. I'll bring some Violence, Speed, and Momentum with the design. Easy guarantee."

This began a fun series of tweets back and forth between Dr Disrespect and the Rogue Company team. Rogue Company responded with a bit of sarcastic skepticism, noting that it had been quite a few years since the Doc had designed any video game maps. "You think you can walk back and build an instant classic?" asked Rogue Company. "How about this, you've got 24 hours to prove you can design a map. Then we'll go from there. You in?"

Dr Disrespect confirmed that he was still interested and began working on his designs. The next day, the Doc posted his schematic for a new Rogue Company map called The Arena. He asked Rogue Company, "Do you believe in it?"

Rogue Company responded, "Okay Dr, you've clearly got the skills. We'll be providing whatever resources you need to bring The Arena to life in 3D. Actually, scratch that. We need it bigger than life – yesterday! We're all counting on you."

So it looks like the Doc is officially hard at work on designing a map that will be included in Rogue Company. If that's the case, then this is one heck of a way for the Doc to make his comeback. He seemingly went from being completely unable to stream to pulling in huge viewership numbers and teaming up with game developers in just a matter of days.

Of course, some of the Doc's followers are under the impression that this is all a calculated promotional move. One fan on Twitter theorized that all of the banter between the Doc and Hi-Rez came after a marketing deal had already been struck. That may be the case, but it doesn't make it any less entertaining. Other fans are already fully on board with the idea of the Doc designing stuff for Rogue Company. One fan even suggested that Rogue Company should add Dr Disrespect himself as a playable character in the game. Considering the fact that Ninja got his own Fortnite skin, it's not entirely out of the realm of possibility.

It's unclear when fans can expect to be able to step into The Arena. However, the Doc has assured the Rogue Company team that he'll have the map "blocked out in a week." In other words, it may not be too long before fans get to see the Doc take his own map for a spin.