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The first week of Valorant has gone about as well as it could for Riot Games. The community is engaged by playing feverishly but also by watching Twitch streams for hours on end. While some of that viewership can be attributed to players trying to learn the game, most of it comes from drop-hungry users.

Riot teamed up with Twitch to give lucky viewers access to the Valorant Closed Beta. This has been done by allowing certain streamers to enable drops on their channel. Well, one famous streamer, Guy “DrDisrespect” Beahm, advertised that he had drops but actually didn’t. Yesterday, he responded to this controversy in his own way.

DrDisrespect speaks out against his accusers

In one of his first broadcasts of Valorant, DrDisrespect titled his stream “Drops All Day!” Many other streamers had similar titles since it would draw in viewers looking to receive a key for the Valorant Closed Beta. The only problem Doc had was that his stream couldn’t give out drops.

Whether it was a mistake or on purpose, DrDisrespect didn’t have drops enabled on his Twitch channel. Obviously, this caused quite a stir in the community, as Valorant beta drops were all anyone is talking about. Even still, it appeared Doc wouldn’t speak on the matter after he booted up his stream the next day. Yesterday, though, he decided to call out those who accused him of false advertisement.

Clearly, Doc has no remorse for the controversy and is even mocking those who might be angry at him. This doesn’t seem to have affected his Twitch viewership, as he held over 20,000 viewers all day on Monday, April 13. Still, if you’re looking for a Closed Beta drop for Valorant, make sure the stream you’re watching has drops enabled.

If you want to watch DrDisrespect in action on Valorant, you can catch him playing in the 100 Thieves Invitational later today, April 14. Make sure to keep up with Daily Esports for all Valorant coverage.


Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.


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