NICKMERCS explains why he's leaving LA and possibly 100 Thieves too - Dexerto

NICKMERCS explains why he’s leaving LA and possibly 100 Thieves too

Published: 10/Mar/2019 12:20 Updated: 10/Mar/2019 13:21

by Connor Bennett


Popular Fortnite streamer Nick ‘Fortnite star, who recently competed at the ESL Katowice Royale, has represented Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag’s brand since 2016 – building his popularity along the way in the hugely popular battle royale game.

However, he is planning on leaving Los Angeles and heading back home to Michigan to be closer to his friends and family – but could he be departing 100 Thieves too?


NaibuzzNICKMERCS has played under Nadeshot’s umbrella for quite sometime.

Speaking on his March 8 stream, the 100 Thieves star said: “A lot of things have happened since I came to LA. But like I said, since I’ve came to LA I’ve learned a lot of things as well, you know. One of the big things that I learned is I don’t like living out here. I don’t like it. People like it, it might be for them – it ain’t for me.

“I want a porch, I want a yard, I want snow. I want it. I want fall, I want spring, I want my family. I don’t want this stuff. The 100 Thieves thing is like, you know. It’s supposed to be a lot different than the way it is today – a lot different. It’s a lot of things. But, it’s all good things for me.”

He added further: “I’m moving on man. I’m going back home, back to my roots and I want to be back with my family and friends. There’s a lot of stuff to do back there and when I raise my family-family I want that to be home.”


While the streamer did not explicitly state he was departing the organization, stating that things are meant to be different than they currently, could be a sign of frustration. 

However, it remains to be seen if the streamer will branch off from the popular squad.


Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos


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.


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.


“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.


“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.”


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.


“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.