One of the most popular Twitch PUBG streamers, DrDisrespect announced on his channel that he has planned to take time off from live streaming to focus on his family.
"I have a beautiful family, and a wife, and kid. And I want to be transparent that I've been unfaithful," said DrDisrespect. "I apologize to you guys, and my sponsors, and Twitch. This is not who I am, this is not what I represent. That's it."
According to Social Blade, DrDisrespect is the 16th most popular channel on Twitch, with more than 1.4 million followers on the platform. His sponsors include Razer, Turtle Beach, GFUEL, the ASUS Republic of Gamers, and chair maker Need for Seat.
DrDisrespect is known for his over-the-top macho identity and braggart catchphrases. This year his popularity has exploded in parallel with the growth of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, which he plays regularly. Last week, at The Game Awards in a mixture of the gaming press and public voters selected him as the recipient of the Trending Gamer award.
According to NetEase, a Chinese company that was sponsoring an event that DrDisrespect was due to participate said that NetEase and DrDisrespect have mutually agreed on the fact that he will not be taking part in the Rules of Survival 'Hunt the Streamer' event on the 17th December. The main motto of the event was to let players enjoy a battle royale with their favorite streamers, giving everyone a chance to win up to $30,000.
“With DrDisrespect's absence, his time-slot during the event will be replaced by a streamer soon-to-be-announce," said NetEase.