Twitch's ban of Dr. Disrespect always seemed a function of business and contract law as much as any breach (or lack thereof). So it's no surprise that Twitch's slow march of new exclusive content creators Logic, Ninja, and Shroud, has appeared to rankle Dr. Disrespect.
So what can we take from his "three new cadets" anecdote? Anything? Nothing? As is so often the case in Virtual Legality, the truth is likely somewhere in between.
But just because it isn't certain, doesn't mean that a small victory lap isn't warranted...in Virtual Legality.
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Discussed in this episode:
"Dr Disrespect - LIVE - Warzone with Odell Beckham Jr"
YouTube Video - September 28, 2020 - DrDisRespect
"Twitch Bans Dr. Disrespect - A Legal Discussion"
YouTube Playlist - Hoeg Law
"Microsoft just released top streamers Ninja and Shroud from their contracts as it shutters Mixer, after spending millions on exclusive deals with them"
Business Insider - June 22, 2020 - Ben Gilbert
"Dr. Disrespect Banned From Twitch: Doc’s Statement And What We Know"
Forbes - June 28, 2020 - Dave Thier
"Twitch Bans Dr. Disrespect - A Lawyer's Take On What We Know (VL254)"
YouTube Video - June 29, 2020 - Hoeg Law
"Lawyer's Insane Theory on Dr Disrespect Twitch Ban to Get Ninja and Shroud"
YouTube Video - July 1, 2020 - Esports Talk
"Logic signs seven-figure exclusive streaming deal with Twitch"
NME - July 21, 2020 - Surej Singh
"Shroud returns to Twitch, exclusively"
The Verge - August 11, 2020 - Bijan Stephen
"Ninja returns to Twitch"
The Verge - September 10, 2020 - Bijan Stephen
"Twitch Banned Dr Disrespect to Afford Ninja and Shroud?"
YouTube Video - September 29, 2020 - Esports Talk
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