It has been a huge year for the popular PUBG Twitch Streamer DrDisrespect. Which is why it came as a shock to many when he announced his hiatus live on stream to his fans.
“As you guys know, I have a beautiful family and a wife and kid. And, um, I want to be transparent that I’ve been unfaithful, and I’m probably going to be taking some time away, some time off, to focus on stupid f***ing mistakes, man. I’m going to take some time off to focus on my family,” said DrDisrespect tearfully to his live Twitch audience.
This news has come hot off the heels of DrDisrespect’s big win at this years Game Awards for Trending Gamer. The details of the affair that DrDisrespect has mentioned in his statement have yet to be revealed and hopefully will stay private for the sake of the family.
While it is sad to see such a popular streamer in the community taking a break, it is also good to see that he is putting his family first and being honest with his audience about the situation. This sort of transparency is something that is not often seen with Twitch Streamers and their communities.
DrDisrespect garnered a large following on Twitch through his streams of the popular online game PUBG. His streams are unique in that he does not stream as himself rather as an on-screen character he created known as DrDisrespect. He wears a wig and sunglasses and uses many gimmicks that professional wrestlers use like catchphrases and over the top smack talking which made his streams unique and funny.
This, of course, is also a reason why it was so surprising that he would be so honest about his situation as he’s normally playing a character. Hopefully, everything works out for his family and himself through these rough times.