Herschel “Dr Disrespect” Beahm is not interested in Twitch’s drama.
The streaming platform recently admitted to a major leak that involved the entirety of Twitch’s source code. This revealed the salaries of every big-name streamer on the platform, giving unprecedented access to streamers’ income. Critical Role has earned $9.6 million since 2019, and xQc has earned nearly $8.5 million. And these numbers do not include earnings from donations, sponsorships, and other alternative income streams.
Despite being permanently banned from Twitch, Dr Disrespect was present on the list. He was under the nickname “unknown” within Twitch’s database. According to the leak, which many streamers have confirmed as quite accurate, the Doc has earned over $2.86 million between September 2019 and his ban in August of 2020.
While streaming Battlefield 2042 early access on YouTube, a viewer asked Dr Disrespect what he thought of the Twitch salary leak.
“The purple snake leaks?” the Doc replied. “I don’t f—– care!”
Dr Disrespect has been calling Twitch “the purple snake” for the past few months. He is currently suing the company for his permanent ban from the streaming platform. While he hasn’t revealed the exact reason for the permanent ban, he has told fans that the reason was enough to make him sue Twitch for loss of income and related opportunities.
Other streamers have responded similarly to the Twitch leak. Asmongold has denied the leaked salary amount, demanding more money. from Twitch xQc simply shared a meme after being revealed as one of the top earners on the platform.
For now, streamers and users alike are being urged to change their passwords and other login information. It’s also recommended that users enable two-factor verification. While it’s unclear if user passwords were leaked or if their encryption was in some way bypassed, it’s likely better to be safe than sorry in this case.
This is just one of the many controversies Twitch has been the center of over the past few months. But this latest controversy could have financial implications for the streaming giant owned by Amazon.