Dr Disrespect on his way to renew YouTube partnership amidst talks of Kick contract – Renowned streamer Dr Disrespect has received a nod of approval from YouTube Gaming as negotiations with Kick appear to have hit a roadblock. Dr Disrespect has been streaming on YouTube since his mysterious ban from Twitch in 2020, but his tenure on the platform has not been without its share of drama.
In 2022, the Two-Time lashed out at YouTube, expressing dissatisfaction with what he perceived as a lack of support and recognition of his talent. He went as far as unfollowing the platform on X (formerly known as Twitter), signaling a strained relationship.
Dr Disrespect on his way to renew YouTube partnership amidst talks of Kick contract
Recent developments, however, suggest that the discord between Dr Disrespect and YouTube may be a thing of the past. Dr Disrespect revealed that YouTube Gaming extended a figurative handshake, symbolizing a newfound understanding and cooperation. While social media gestures may hint at a reconciled relationship, there could be more to the situation than meets the eye.
It finally happened.
I’ll accept the firm handshake. pic.twitter.com/Y7EbwFdgYg
— Dr Disrespect (@DrDisrespect) October 17, 2023
Before the engagement with YouTube, Dr Disrespect had been exploring a potential deal with Kick, seeking a substantial $50 million contract. Enticed by the lucrative $100 million deal secured by Twitch star xQc, Dr Disrespect aimed for half of that amount.
However, Kick’s Head of Product, Paulie Chianese, hinted that the demand was too steep, stating, “I love the Doc. I’ve watched him for years and years. I think he’s one of the most entertaining streamers in the business, but fifty million is fifty million,” in an interview with streamer Big E.
Despite the setback with Kick, a recent post by Dr Disrespect about being followed by YouTube sparked speculation. YouTube, in turn, teased something on social media by posting a black silhouette of a mystery streamer with a question mark over their head, asking users to name the creator. Many comments are predicting that this mystery figure is Dr Disrespect, hinting at a potential exclusive contract offer.
The uncertainty surrounding this development keeps fans on the edge of their seats, eagerly awaiting an official announcement. For now, it appears that Dr Disrespect is content with continuing his streaming journey on YouTube for the foreseeable future.