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Beahm at PUBG PGI Berlin 2018
|Born||Herschel Beahm IV|
March 10, 1982
|Education||California State Polytechnic University, Pomona|
|Also known as||Dr Disrespect, (the) Doc, (the) Two-Time|
|Total views||180 million|
|Catchphrase(s)||I'm on top of the mountain, and I'm only half way up!|
Violence. Speed. Momentum.
(June 10, 2020)
|Total views||125 million|
(June 10, 2020)
Beahm had accumulated more than four million followers on the platform and is most known for playing battle royale video games, such as H1Z1, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Black Ops 4: Blackout and Apex Legends. His streams are known for having a high production value. Beahm's estimated net worth is about $3.5 million.
Career and personal life
Beahm's first video was posted on January 11, 2010, showing gameplay of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. He was featured in multiple videos for the gaming channel Machinima, mostly playing Call of Duty. Beahm went inactive from YouTube in late 2011 and did not release any content for nearly five years.
On March 16, 2011, Beahm was appointed as the community manager of Sledgehammer Games. He was promoted to level designer and helped create many of the multiplayer maps for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Beahm joined Justin.tv (now Twitch) while he was working at Sledgehammer. He quit Sledgehammer in 2015 to focus on a full-time streaming career.
Beahm gained a following from playing battle royale games, starting with H1Z1 before switching to PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and then moving on to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. In December 2017, he took a two-month hiatus from streaming to tend to his relationship with his wife, after having admitted to being unfaithful to her. Beahm and his wife have a daughter. He returned on February 5, 2018, with a total peak of 388,000 concurrent viewers, just shy of beating Tyler1's record of 410,000. His popularity has led to sponsorship deals with Gillette, ASUS, Razer and G Fuel.
According to Beahm, on September 11, 2018, an unknown person shot at his house with a BB gun and hit an upstairs window. This was reportedly the second time that someone shot at his house. On January 10, 2019, Creative Artists Agency signed Beahm as a client.
Beahm is regarded as an entertainer in the streaming industry, rather than a "professional gamer." ESPN describes him as "a WWE character in the competitive gaming world", and he has himself said "I created a character who plays multiplayer video games, and he's considered the most dominating gaming specimen."
When playing as the Dr Disrespect character, Beahm wears a black mullet wig, sunglasses, a red or black long-sleeved athletic moisture-wicking shirt, and a red or black tactical vest. One of his most notable catchphrases is "I'm on top of the mountain, and I'm only halfway up!", and his motto is "Violence. Speed. Momentum". He sports a mustache he has named "Slick Daddy" aka "The Poisonous Ethiopian Caterpillar".
E3 bathroom filming incident
On June 11, 2019, Beahm's DrDisrespect Twitch channel was suspended as he was IRL streaming ("in real life") while attending the 2019 edition of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, California. Beahm's cameraman followed him into a public restroom (he re-entered the bathroom on two occasions, with filming still going on) at the venue in violation of Twitch's privacy rules and privacy laws in the California Penal Code. In addition, E3 organizer Entertainment Software Association revoked Beahm's E3 pass, banning him from the event. Twitch reinstated the DrDisrespect channel on June 25.
Musician Jimmy Wong compiled a series of clips in which Beahm caricatures Chinese accents and language and accused him of racism on this basis. In response, Beahm claimed that some of his best friends are Asian and called the criticism "laughable".
Permanent ban from Twitch
Dr Disrespect @drdisrespect
Twitch has not notified me on the specific reason behind their decision... Firm handshakes to all for the support during this difficult time.
June 27, 2020
On June 26, 2020, the DrDisrespect Twitch account was banned from Twitch. Twitch's official statement on the ban said "As is our process, we take appropriate action when we have evidence that a streamer has acted in violation of our Community Guidelines or Terms of Service. These apply to all streamers regardless of status or prominence in the community". No specific details have been released. On June 27, Beahm tweeted that he had not yet been informed on the exact reason for the ban. Various theories have been brought forward on why the ban happened, but these are largely based on speculation and even stoop into conspiracy level.
Awards and nominations
|2017||Esports Industry Awards||Streamer of the Year||Won|||
|2017||The Game Awards||Trending Gamer||Won|||
|2019||Esports Industry Awards||Streamer of the Year||Won|||
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