Jake Tucker . People . Tuesday 18th July 2017 . 09:39
A popular streamer has gotten the boot from PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds after teamkilling a random player live on stream, violating the game’s terms of service.
Dr DisRespect, who has 651,114 followers on Twitch and had 22,000+ at the time of his ban, killed a fellow player because there wasn’t space on a motorbike to carry the entire team. You can see the footage below, taken from the view of streamer Anthony Kongphan, who seems less than happy with the teamkilling decision, going by his facecam.
Dr Disrespect realised, in this clip from his stream.
Brendan ‘PlayerUnknown’ Greene himself took to Twitter to discuss the matter, and has attracted significant attention, both from Dr Disrespect and the streamers fans.
If you break the rules in @PUBATTLEGROUNDS... no matter who you are... you're gonna have a bad time!— PLAYERUNKNOWN (@BattleRoyaleMod) July 18, 2017
Dr Disrespect, who it should be noted at this point is playing a character and so is likely not being serious himself, then threatened PlayerUnknown with a kick to the chest. Again, it’s likely he’s kidding, however it’s unsure how much of that subtlety is picked up on by his fans, and the ban, which PUBG’s community lead Sammie said is not permanent, could be extended due to a breach of rule 3 of the PUBG terms of service “Do not make threats of real-world violence or other intended harm to other players or our employees.”
It’s a bold move from Bluehole, but also teamkilling a random player in front of 22,000 isn’t a good look. With this incident, Bluehole has shown that noone is above their rules, and also signalling their intent to ban future players who breach the games terms of service.