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Myth, Cloak and more slam Epic Games over Fortnite Champions Series Trios tournament

Published: 1/Sep/2019 14:08 Updated: 1/Sep/2019 15:02

by Daniel Cleary

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Fortnite Battle Royale developers Epic Games have been criticized over their call to reschedule the North American weekly Champion Series event, from top players including Cloak, Myth and Kenith.

The weekly Champion Series open tournament which allows Fortnite competitive players to battle it out in their trios has been rescheduled due to issues with the in-game party function.

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Although it was not featured in the Fortnite World Cup, the Trios playlist has been massively popular since its addition to the battle royale and often makes for more entertaining fights for some of the best players who livestream.

Epic GamesThe battle royale’s Trio’s events are quite popular despite not being featured at the Fortnite World Cup.

The North American event was initially set to have the first two rounds of the tournament, which span for 3 hours each, take place on Saturday and have the final round, featuring the top 150 remaining players, conclude on Sunday evening.

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However, after the brief in-game party issues affected the start of the tournament, the entire event was rescheduled to take place on Sunday, kicking off with the first of the three rounds at 11AM and wrapping up at 10PM for both NA-East and NA-West competitions with just an hour break in between rounds.

The competitive Fortnite community was not happy with the new outcome, meaning they would have to keep their focus up for the extent of the 11-hour schedule, and quickly began to criticize the decision.

100 Thieves star, Kenith, was among the first to speak out on the decision, expressing how he felt that the idea of having players competing for nine hours straight isn’t healthy.

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The Fortnite pro referred to Epic Games’ decision to remove stretched resolution out of concern for players but suggested they had no problem having players endure the tough Sunday schedule, “stretched res isn’t healthy because it causes motion blur but competing for 9 hours in one sitting is ok for our mental health.“

Former FaZe Clan pro Cloak also chimed in, simply asking for the Fortnite tournament to be rescheduled so that it could be played on another weekend with the usual schedule, “Add another weekend thanks.”

TSM player Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani simply demanded that the event be delayed, saying “THIS ACTUALLY ISN’T GOOD.”

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Popular Twitch streamer, BrookeAB, also had an issue with the Champions series event being rescheduled and hit out at the Fortnite developers, saying, “You have lost your damn minds.”

The streamer later expressed the same sentiment as cloakzy and sided with the idea of delaying the tournament so that it could be played on another weekend.

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There were many more other players and pro’s echoing the same concerns for the long day ahead, also claiming that the rescheduling was unfair to those who may have had other plans or had to be up early the next morning.

Despite the community backlash, Epic Games have stuck by their decision and the Champion series event is set to kick off later today on September 1 for the NA-East and NA-West regions.

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Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos

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Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.

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Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.

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“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.

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“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”

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Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.

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“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.