Dr Disrespect claims Activision told him why he’s not invited to Call of Duty Next

Nathan Warby
Dr Disrespect on stream

Streaming star Dr Disrespect was once a Call of Duty dev working on Advanced Warfare, but Activision opted not to invite him to the Call of Duty Next reveal event. Now, Doc claims Activision have given him the reason why.

Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 are right around the corner, and the community is bracing itself for the new era of Call of Duty. The Call of Duty Next event is set to kick off the next chapter, as fans and content creators gather to see what the future holds.

However, Dr Disrespect is one big name who won’t be attending the reveal. ‘The Two-Time’ controversially wasn’t invited to Call of Duty Next, leaving many wondering why such a high-profile creator wouldn’t be on the list.

This is far from the first time the streamer feels he’s been overlooked, and he claims to have shed some light on why he didn’t receive an invitation.

Speaking on a recent stream, he claimed to have been told “the reason why” direct from Activision themselves, and although he didn’t reveal an exact source, it’s because he “talks too much trash about Call of Duty.”

Doc has been a vocal critic of the series, especially Warzone, in the past, even calling for Raven Software to be taken off the development of Warzone 2. However, the streamer felt that the loss of his partnership was unjustified.

“It makes me think, 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 then went on to suggest that the Call of Duty series and the Dr Disrespect persona go hand in hand: “Everyone knows that CoD spelled backward is ‘doc’ and ‘doc’ spelled backward is CoD, right? It’s in the blood.”

Before he was the well-known creator he is today, Dr Disrespect worked on Advanced Warfare as a level designer, which just goes to show how quickly the partnership has collapsed. Doc is also creating his own game, DEADROP, to be a direct competitor to Warzone, which could also explain why Activision is less willing to work with him.

Despite the fact he obviously isn’t happy, the streamer is still clearly keen on being involved with Call of Duty in the future. We’ll have to wait and see if Activision soften their stance and decide to partner with Doc again down the line.

For more on Call of Duty, check out an in-depth look at Modern Warfare 2’s Gunsmith and attachments.

Image credit: Dr Disrespect

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