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Streaming Dr Disrespect playing chess leads to Twitch ban

In this 2021 file photo, Nakamura competes in the FIDE Grand Prix.

Is this a warning to others, Dr. Stream Disrespect?
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Popular chess streamer and grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura thought it would be okay for Dr. Watching Disrespect play chess on Twitch. He was wrong it seems.

The five-time US champion is a chess prodigy and one of the best in the world. At the age of ten he was then the youngest American to beat an International Master. At 13, he was also the youngest American to be awarded the title of grandmaster. His now-banned Twitch channel offers an in-depth but accessible take on chess.

“Today I got banned from Twitch for showing some chess games recently played between Dr. Disrespect and Dr. Lupo were played on YouTube,” Nakamura said on Youtube.

As of this writing, Nakamura’s Twitch channel has the following ban notice.

The lockdown notice is pictured on Nakamura's Twitch channel.

kotaku reached out to Twitch to confirm and clarify that watching Dr.

While the ban is on for only three daysseems the timing with the particularly deplorable FIDE Grand Prix Chess Tournaments On the way. For many, the ban comes as no surprise. point esports reports that during the stream, viewers are raising concerns that viewing the footage could result in a ban. “Calm down, folks,” Nakamura said. “Do you think I care? This is chess.”

In June 2020 Twitch forbidden Guy “Dr Disrespect” Beahm, with credits kotaku that the ban was permanent. One year later, The streamer complained Twitch and in early March 2022 Dr Disrespect provided an update on twitter, writes: “I have settled my legal dispute with Twitch. Neither party admits any wrongdoing.”

According to Nakamura, he was under the impression that the tweet meant the permaban no longer existed. “Well, wrongly at the time, I assumed that because Dr. solved his problems with Twitch, there would be no problem showing that on my stream,” he said on Youtube. “As it turns out, Dr. still banned and apparently only related to legal issues.”

Twitter replies to Nakamura’s ban announcement read: Twitch Streamer Asmongold interfered that the ban seemed strange because other Twitch streamers, including himself, were reacting to the Dr. Disrespect’s game studio and NFTs had responded. “The rules are clearly not black and white and three days without understanding an unspoken nuance seems unfair,” tweeted Asmongold.

On YouTube, Nakamura stressed that the ban was only temporary. “This is in no way permanent. And while it’s unfortunate, it happened and I look forward to returning to Twitch as soon as possible.”

kotaku has also contacted Hikaru Nakamura and Dr. Addressed disrespect but heard nothing prior to release.

https://kotaku.com/dr-disrespect-hikaru-nakamura-chess-twitch-youtube-ban-1848690566 Streaming Dr Disrespect playing chess leads to Twitch ban

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