Dr Disrespect has proven time and again that he is not the one to be quiet about his opinions, particularly when the topic of his favorite games comes up.
To be fair, despite his recent intense criticism of the Call of Duty: Warzone Season 2 update, the Doc’s undoubted preference for this battle royale title is certainly evident. Even more so if we take into account his history of developing a variety of maps for Advanced Warfare and WWII—including the widely popular Solar, Horizon, and Instinct.
The prevalent streamer, who recently found himself banned from a Warzone tournament, managed to gather over 4 million followers on his Twitch account before it got banned in the summer of 2020. Even though the reasons behind his sudden ban are still unknown, rumor has it that there was some kind of disagreement between the Doc and Twitch, mainly focused on him trying to trick the platform into paying him more. However, according to the latest news, Twitch has been implementing copyright measures such as DMCA claims, and bans.
On March 9 a Twitter user revealed that “Twitch has added an automatic Brand Safety Score which grades how brand-friendly every streamer is based on things like chat behavior, ban history, manual ratings by Twitch staff, games played, age, automod and more.” This change might have resulted in the ban of Dr Disrespect. He soon drifted to YouTube to resume streaming.
The popular streamer has branched out to other battle royale titles aside from Warzone, such as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Apex Legends, and Fortnite, but according to one of his most recent streams “Warzone is the funnest BR out there.”
Despite the Doc’s dissatisfaction with the latest update, 36 minutes into his March 6th livestream, Dr Disrespect read out a comment from a viewer who called the Call of Duty: Warzone game “dead” and CoD players are “hurting” because of it. Dr Disrespect quickly clapped back to the commenter.
He not only thinks that battle royale is far from dead, but also according to him “Call of Duty: Warzone is the funnest BR out there,” he went on explaining why. “I think Warzone is just a completely different [game]. You know what I like about this, when I go to Warzone I know what I’m gonna get. I’m gonna get a fix of probably the funnest BR out there, in my opinion.”
Dr Disrespect continued by referencing another fan-favorite battle royale, Apex Legends. To him, the latter option is “cool”, but “You kinda get everything with Warzone,” he argued. “It’s fast-paced and you know what you’re getting and you’re landing hot and you’re constantly getting engaged. It’s that fix, it’s that experience. But Valorant is just a good contrast. I love where we’re at, going back and forth. We’re getting the full spectrum.”
One thing is certain. Even if some are critiquing the game, it’s still a massively popular BR that draws the attention of thousands of viewers. In fact pretty recently Aydan, a Call of Duty: Warzone streamer broke the world record when he managed to score the impossible amount of 162 kills during a single 2v2 wager. We don’t see the Doc pulling away from it anytime soon. It’s certainly a very fast-paced and dynamic game that currently sits amongst the top 3 top battle royale titles, by the side of Apex legends— that hit 70 million players in 2019—and Fortnite.