[image credit : Guy “Dr. Disrespect” Beahm]
Popular gaming personality and streamer Guy “Dr. Disrespect” Beahm has signed an exclusive multi-year deal to remain with Twitch. Beahm, whose 2020 ranking currently sits at No. 25 at time of writing in regards to hours watched at 5.99M, finished 2019 at No. 26 overall. Beahm regularly commands an audience of over 24K concurrent viewers to go with 4M followers on the Amazon-owned platform. Details of the agreement were not disclosed.
Media rights and streamers are commodities that various streaming platforms are trying to acquire in order to have the most up-to-date, entertaining, and relevant entertainment rosters in order to attract larger viewership numbers. It is through these numbers that Twitch and its streamers are able to monetize content by selling commercial spots as well as negotiating deals on the split of subscription prices.
In an interview with Dexerto last October, Beahm talked about the difference in money he was making between the time he worked as a developer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and streaming.
“When I’m making millions and millions and millions and millions and millions of dollars, just to put on a show, in comparison to $56,000 plus bonus after three years of working on a project and bonus is barely as much as the salary,” Beahm told Dexerto.