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Dr Disrespect Shares Why He Lost His Call of Duty Partnership

Abhimannu Das
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Activision Blizzard allegedly thinks that Dr Disrespect "talks too much trash" about Call of Duty which is why he is no longer a Call of Duty partner.
Despite his complaints about Warzone, he says that he is still passionate about the Call of Duty franchise.
Warzone 2.0 and Modern Warfare 2 might be able to rekindle Doc's relationship with COD later this year.

During a recent livestream with Jack “CouRage” Dunlop Herschel "Guy" Beahm IV aka Dr Disrespect talked about why he is no longer associated with Activision Blizzard as a Call of Duty (COD) partner. In case you didn’t know, Doc previously worked at Sledgehammer Games, which is one of the development studios behind Call of Duty. He eventually moved to streaming and became a Call of Duty partner.

Doc talks “too much trash about Call of Duty” 

Doc told CouRage that he does not have his partnership with Activision Blizzard anymore as a content creator because he “talks too much trash about talk about Call of Duty.” But he clarified that he loves the franchise and is passionate about it.

He added, “It makes me think: I mean, how many people talk trash about Call of Duty? How many times have I complimented the game? How long have I been working with the franchise? For years and years and years.”

He even joked about how COD in reverse is DOC. He said, “everyone knows that COD spelled backward is ‘doc’ and ‘doc’ spelled backward is COD, right? It’s in the blood.” He added, “I’ve done it just because I passionately love the game and I ain’t changing nothing. I ain’t changing how I feel. What, am I supposed to completely sell out my whole soul? Hell no, man. I say how it is.”

There was a recent controversy between Dr Disrespect and Call of Duty with one of the Midnight Society developers calling out COD for copying a skin from DEADROP. Dr Disrespect responded to it on stream saying, “I’ve checked out of Warzone, not interested. Look how ugly looking this game is. They stole a fiction for one of our concept arts just like they stole the fiction of one of our characters. You know what I mean champs? A bunch of slimy guys over here. I don’t like them, I don’t like them.”

It may seem like Doc and Call of Duty have their differences, but he expressed that he wants to be associated with the franchise. He is currently unhappy with the state of Warzone and only time will tell if the release of Warzone 2.0 will change anything.


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Abhimannu is a PC esports writer at AFK Gaming. With over seven years of experience in esports journalism, he has worked on a myriad of games and their ecosystems including Valorant, Overwatch and Apex Legends.


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