Guy ‘Dr Disrespect’ Beahm is one of the world’s biggest streamers whose larger-than-life character and entertaining style of streaming has made him one of the most popular livestreamers around.
Before becoming a popular streamer, Beahm was a multiplayer map designer for one of the developers of the Call of Duty series, Sledgehammer Games, and was responsible for designing many of the maps in Advanced Warfare. He later made the jump to streaming full-time, creating the satirically arrogant and confident alter-ego of Dr Disrespect.
Dr Disrespect, who is often also referred to as ‘Dr D’, ‘The Doc’, or ‘The Two-Time Champion’, mainly streams himself in his fictional Champions Club playing some of the best competitive FPS games such as Valorant and Call of Duty: Warzone. He is the creator of the ‘Triple Threat Challenge’, a test of gaming skill in which he attempts to win rounds in three different battle royale or FPS titles back-to-back in as little time as possible.
The production of Dr Disrespect’s streams are far more elaborate than most top streamers and is one of the main aspects that make him stand out. During introductions, interludes, and outros in his stream, he frequently uses green screens and varying camera angles to place him in different vehicles, locations, or scenarios that all tie in with the character’s world. One of the most commonly used is in the driving seat of a red Lamborghini Diablo sportscar.
The Dr Disrespect character is focused around being the ultimate gamer and it’s not unusual to hear him bragging about his achievements, gaming skill, or even physical fitness. His brash persona often leads to him calling out other streamers and pro gamers, and also provides some eccentric reactions and bizarre moments.
In 2017, he won the Streamer of the Year award at the Esports Awards, giving a very out-of-character, emotional acceptance speech when collecting his trophy.
He then lived up to his nickname of ‘The Two Time’ by winning the award again in 2019.
On March 12, 2020, The Doc penned an exclusivity deal with the streaming platform.
Despite the deal, Dr Disrespect was banned from Twitch on June 26, reportedly on a permanent basis. Neither Twitch or Dr Disrespect has confirmed why, but in an interview with PC Gamer, the Doc confirmed he will not be returning to the platform. This is still the case, even though both parties settled out of court in March 2022.
On August 6, he made his return to streaming on YouTube Gaming. A teaser of his iconic Lamborghini sat in a gas station attracted a peak audience of 330,000 – but his actual comeback stream followed the next day on August 7.
That stream attracted over half a million viewers, who piled in to hear The Doc speak on his ban. However, the streamer simply told fans he still didn’t know why he was banned and that he believes he’s done nothing to warrant it.
Since then, his popularity and persona has seen him get his own map and skin in third-person shooter Rogue Company and even write his own memoir.
Here we answer the most frequently asked questions about one of the world’s most popular and recognisable streamers, Dr Disrespect.
Dr Disrespect net worth
Dr Disrespect’s net worth is believed to be in the region of $4 million.
Dr Disrespect’s net worth comes from a variety of different income streams including streaming donations and subscriptions, ad revenue, merchandise sales, and sponsorship deals.
How much does Dr Disrespect earn?
Dr Disrespect likely earns between $1-2 million a year from a number of revenue streams and projects.
During his final month on Twitch, the Doc had well over 30,000 subscribers. These paid subscribers would see Dr Disrespect earn in the region of $30,000 – $35,000 a month. That equates to around $300,000 a year just from subscribers.
However, The Doc is no longer on Twitch, but still has a dedicated community of paying members on YouTube Gaming.
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The Doc also usually posts stream highlights and VODs to his YouTube channel, which has over three million subscribers. It’s likely he’ll earn around $1,000 per video with the level of viewership he gets on the platform.
Then you’ve got to look at the multiple sponsorship deals the Doc has with big brands such as G Fuel, Turtle Beach, Fan Duel, and Roccat. These companies will be paying a pretty sizeable fee to get the endorsement of such an iconic and recognisable streamer. These deals undoubtedly contribute greatly to his overall earnings, however the exact amount he is paid isn’t disclosed.
Other streams of revenue include merchandise and book sales, as well as his new development studio, Midnight Society.
When you add all of this together, you can see how over the Doc has amassed such an impressive net worth during his streaming career.
How tall is Dr Disrespect?
Dr Disrespect stands at just over two metres (6ft 8in) tall.
The towering streamer likes to make sure everyone is aware of his physical prowess and often reminds viewers both of his height and his “37-inch vertical leap.”
Back in his younger years, the Doc used his height (and his vertical leap) to his advantage as a basketball player. There is some rather grainy old footage out there of what appears to be a young Dr D tearing up the court in his college days, and he seems to be pretty decent.
What is Dr Disrespect’s setup?
- Monitor: BenQ XL2546K
- Keyboard: Roccat Vulcan 121
- Mouse: Roccat Kain 200
- Headset: Turtle Beach Atlas Aero
- Gaming PC: DigitalStorm Custom PC
- Chair: Maxnomic Commander S
Dr Disrespect has a high-spec setup for his streams that features quite a lot of products from two of his main sponsors – Roccat and Turtle Beach.
The centerpiece for The Two-Time’s setup is his new custom gaming PC. Put together by DigitalStorm, it contains top of the range components from a number of different manufacturers and set him back a cool $10,000 – although he does slightly exaggerate the price a tad in his reveal video below. Well, it wouldn’t be The Doc without some bravado, would it?
Dr Disrespect’s monitor is one of the best in the business: the BenQ XL2546K.
The Doc’s mouse and keyboard come from one of his newest sponsors, Roccat. For his mouse, he has the Kain 200 Aimo model, and his keyboard is the Vulcan 122 Aimo.
His iconic headset comes from another of his sponsors, Turtle Beach, with Dr Disrespect choosing the Atlas Aero model as his go-to for audio.
His gaming chair is a Maxnomic Commander S which, as you can see from the intro of the video below, he was extremely excited to receive…
What are Dr Disrespect’s settings?
If you want to play with the same ‘violence, speed and momentum’ as Dr Disrespect, you might want to know what his in-game settings are for some of the popular games he plays.
what are dr disrespect’s warzone settings?
Like most streamers out there at the moment, the Doc is playing a lot of Call of Duty: Warzone.
When dropping into Verdansk, he has the following mouse settings:
- DPI: 400
- Mouse sensitivity: 9.8
- ADS mouse sensitivity: 1.0
- Mouse acceleration: Off
For his video settings, the two-time plays with a 1920×1080 resolution, has his field of view set to 100. Hid texture resolution is set to high, texture filter antisotropic set to low, particle quality on low, shadows enabled, and motion blur and vsync disabled.
To use items, the Doc uses E, crouch/slide is his left ctrl, prone is Z, weapon mount is mouse 5, and lethal equipment is mouse 4.
To crouch he holds left ctrl, while his prone is set to toggle. To aim down sights he also has this set to hold.
What are Dr DisRespect’s Apex Legends settings?
Apex Legends is one of Dr Disrespect’s favourite battle royales to play.
When dropping in to Kings Canyon or World’s Edge, the Doc has the following mouse settings:
- DPI: 400
- Mouse Sensitivity: 3.0
- ADS Mouse Sensitivity: 1.0
- Mouse Acceleration: Off
- Mouse Invert: Off
For in-game video settings, the Doc plays on full resolution (1920 x 1080) and sets his Field of View to 96.
He also keeps most graphics settings on at either high or medium quality. He makes sure that his V Sync is disabled.
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For his keybinds, the Two-Time uses the usual W, A, S, and D keys for movement, SPACE to jump, LEFT SHIFT to sprint, and LEFT CTRL for crouching.
To access his inventory, he uses TAB. To trigger his legend’s abilities he uses Q for his Tactical Ability and Z for his Ultimate Ability. Melee is bound to the V key, while R is his reload key. He also uses E to interact and pick up items and cycles through his weapons with the mouse wheel.
What are Dr DisRespect’s PUBG settings?
PUBG is one of Dr Disrespect’s most streamed games on Twitch. If you want to get chicken dinners like the Doc, here’s how he likes his settings.
For his keybinds, he moves using the W, A, S, and D keys, jumps with F, crouches with SPACE, prones with Z, and sprints with LEFT SHIFT.
For combat, he reloads with R, cycles through weapons with the mouse wheel. Keys 1 and 2 hold his primary weapons, 3 is for his sidearm, 4 for a melee weapon, and 5 for throwables. B is used to toggle the fire mode.
Bandages, med kits, first aids, and boosts are used using 0, 9, 8, and 7.
The Doc uses E to interact and pick up items, M to open the map, and TAB to open the inventory.
His mouse settings look like this:
- DPI: 400
- Invert Mouse: NO
- General Sensitivity: 55
- Vehicle Driver Sensitivity: 50
- Targeting Sensitivity: 45
- Scoping Sensitivity: 46
- Scope 2X Sensitivity: 47
- Scope 4X Sensitivity: 48
- Scope 8X Sensitivity: 49
- Scope 15X Sensitivity: 50
For his graphics settings, the Doc plays on full 1920 x 1080 resolution and sets his field of view to 103 with a medium view distance. All of the other graphics settings are set to low or very low, apart from textures which he sets to medium.
Is Dr Disrespect actually the two-time?
In among Dr Disrespect’s many nicknames is one that often confuses newer viewers to his streams. He often refers to himself as ‘The Two-Time Champion’ or ‘Mr. Two-Time.’ But what is he actually champion of?
Dr Disrespect claims that he is the two-time ‘Blockbuster Video Game World Champion’ after winning back-to-back NBA Jam tournaments in 1993 and 1994. You remember those ones… right?
Although they’re achievements most wouldn’t brag about all that much, the Doc likes to often remind people of his gaming prowess and these titles are the – erm – proof of that.
Speaking of proof, there is actually little to back up Dr Disrespect’s claim that he did in fact win these titles. ESPN seem to think he did, but others have found evidence to the contrary.
Dr Disrespect TV show
On December 6, 2019, Dr Disrespect announced that he had signed a deal with Skybound Entertainment to make a TV based on his character.
Skybound, who are the production company behind shows like The Walking Dead, have begun early stage talks with The Doc about what kind of approach they are going to take.
There are few details at the moment, but what we do know that it will be something of an origin story, framed around how the Two-Time rose in popularity to become the well-known celebrity streamer he is today.
In an interview given to the Washington Post on July 16, 2020, Dr Disrespect says his team “have been working really hard” on the show and that he’s “excited for the next steps.”
dr disrespect book
Dr Disrespect has released his own book. The memoir, titled Violence, Speed, Momentum, is a look into the origins of the Dr DisRespect character and includes some of his “deepest, most intimate secrets.”
He joins the likes of Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins on the very short list of streamers to have penned their own book.
Dr Disrespect controversy
With his larger-than-life personality, Dr Disrespect has been responsible for some of the funniest moments in Twitch history. However, his overconfident nature can sometimes see him cross the line into being controversial and even result in him getting banned.
At E3 2019, the Doc did his first ever IRL stream. It featured him walking around the convention meeting fans and talking to fellow gamers, developers and streamers in the usual comical fashion. Part of the stream saw the Doc enter a public bathroom at the event, where he continued to stream despite it being illegal to do so.
Twitch took action and banned his channel for two weeks. Breaking character to apologise for the incident, the man behind Dr Disrespect, Guy Beahm, said in a statement: “We [Beahm and his cameraman] became a little blind in what’s OK and what’s not OK. We had no ill intentions and I feel that was pretty obvious if you watched the entire thing.”
Dr DisRespect’s fame and divisive nature has also seen him become a target. During a stream in 2018, his house was shot at from a passing car, forcing him to drop out of character and end the broadcast. The clip of the incident was one of the most watched ever on Twitch, with upwards of 3.6 million views.
Dr Disrespect Twitch ban
Dr Disrespect was banned from Twitch in June 2020. The ban is permanent, but the reason as for why he was banned remains unclear.
Twitch has not notified me on the specific reason behind their decision… Firm handshakes to all for the support during this difficult time.
— Dr Disrespect (@drdisrespect) June 28, 2020
The last few minutes of Dr Disrespect’s final stream before his ban saw him act quite strange, reassuring his following that “we’ll get through this” and claiming that “life is weird right now” before cutting off his stream abruptly. However in a recent interview, he claims he had just broken character while thinking about the state of 2020 and the coronavirus pandemic and was not related to his impending ban.
While Dr DisRespect’s ban was arguably one of the biggest dramas of 2020, it appears it has reached its natural conclusion: through an out of court settlement. On March 10, Dr DisRespect posted a statement noting he had “resolved” his legal dispute with Twitch and that neither party admits to any wrongdoing. Twitch has echoed this with a similar statement.
Moving on. pic.twitter.com/aA4KfHOSK2
— Dr Disrespect (@DrDisrespect) March 10, 2022
Dr DisRespect will not return to the purple platform, but it does hopefully signal the end of what’s been an utterly bizarre chapter for this larger-than-life character.
Now he can focus on his streaming over on YouTube and the development of the game his studio is putting together.