PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Streamer Banned For Intentional Teamkilling
A PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds streamer by the name of Dr. Disrespect has been banned from playing the game due to excessive teamkilling, preventing him from playing the game that he’s the most known for. Disrespect had intentionally teamkilled a player to free up space in a vehicle, which was caught on stream.
Intentionally teamkilling someone is against Battlegrounds’s terms of service, and is punishable by banning (not to mention being frowned on by the vast majority of players). The person that Disrespect teamkilled wasn’t even someone that was part of his group; they were thrown in with the squad by matchmaking.
While the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds streamer has been banned for now, a message from Brendan Greene (the eponymous PlayerUnknown) did say that he would see Dr. Disrespect in a few days, meaning that it’s likely the ban isn’t permanent. Considering that Dr. Disrespect’s main streamed game is PUBG, permabanning him would be a bit of overkill for one instance of teamkilling.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegorunds is one of the biggest streamed games on Twitch, just under games like DOTA 2 and League of Legends. The game has had huge sales numbers ever since it became available on early access, well in excess of four million, and more content is even now being developed for it, including two new maps.
There’s a large number of streamers that make their livelihoods on it, though Dr. Disrespect is one of the bigger names when it comes to that. So, it’s likely that he’ll end up playing the game again as soon as his ban period runs out.
Hopefully the PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds streamer has learned a lesson from this experience, and if he needs a spot to get into a vehicle, he’ll either go find another one or forgo the vehicle entirely. You can play PUBG on PC exclusively for now, but an Xbox One port will be coming soon.