Blockbuster’s gaming championship is back, but will Dr. Disrespect defending his crown?

Brad Norton

published: 2022-09-23T02:15:00

Updated: 2022-09-23T01:24:17

It is a well-known “fact” that Dr. Disrespect is the two-time champion of Blockbuster video games, having won consecutive events in 1993-1994. But with the tournament now returning for another round three decades later, will the YouTube star try to defend his crown?

If you’re well versed in Doc Lore, you’ll be all too familiar with its Blockbuster history. In the 1990s, long before his rise as a content creator, Dr. Disrespect has reportedly taken off with multiple championship wins at major events hosted by the now-defunct movie rental company.

At least, that’s how his retelling of the story goes.

For years, the popular streamer has pondered this pinnacle, so much so that it has become one of his more recognizable nicknames: the twofold. His back-to-back tournament wins are now streaming folklore.

Despite Blockbuster filing for bankruptcy in 2010 and only one franchise store still standing, the company appears to be showing signs of life. 28 years away from Doc’s last game championship win, it looks like there’s a chance for him to hit the three-time now as the Blockbuster World Video Game Championship returns.

“In the mid-1990s, at the height of the Sega/Nintendo rivalry, Blockbuster held two games that retro gamers fondly remember,” according to a blog post announcing the event’s return. “The Blockbuster World Video Game Championship 3 will create new memories for a new generation.”

Set as part of the Portland Retro Gaming Expo, a large-scale recreation of a Blockbuster store will host the third iteration of the event. This time, players must compete in two retro action rounds.

The first round throws players into Saturn Bomberman, while the second round turns to Downfall OG Plus. Those with the top three scores at the end will be crowned winners, with first place scooping a $1,000 shopping spree at the expo.

Well versed in the history of the event along with the alleged back-to-back champion, the official Blockbuster Twitter account has already contacted Dr. Disrespect. “Are you going to answer the call?” they asked on September 22.

For now, Doc has yet to acknowledge the challenge. But with a chance to defend his throne and claim a third title, we’ll likely hear from him soon.

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