Ninja left speechless after thinking Fortnite put a Summit1G skin in the game *Updated* - Dexerto
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Ninja left speechless after thinking Fortnite put a Summit1G skin in the game *Updated*

Published: 7/Nov/2018 13:23 Updated: 7/Nov/2018 16:06

by Calum Patterson

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Top Twitch streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins appeared bemused and somewhat upset when he realized that a new Fortnite skin could be inspired by fellow streamer Summit1G.

It has now transpired that the ‘Summit Striker’ skin wasn’t made for Summit1G, but the Twitch streamers brand colors do feature on the skin, as does a large ‘G’ on the characters chest.

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Added with the obvious link between the name ‘Summit Striker’ and Summit1G, the signs all seem to point at least some inspiration, as DrLupo pointed out to Ninja.

Ninja had been rocking the new skin when it released as part of the new starter pack, but hadn’t seemed to realize any possible connection.

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When DrLupo pointed it out to him, namely that it has a “G” on the chest, Ninja was in disbelief: “no it doesn’t – oh my god, it does. What?”, then reading the description ‘Always first to the top’, he asks “are you serious?”

After Ninja goes completely silent, DrLupo asks “do you want to talk about”, which he dismisses with a quick “no”.

At this point, Ninja was totally convinced that the skin is in fact inspired by Summit1G, and is unsure how he should react.

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“Wow. wow. They gave Summit1G a skin in the game. How am I supposed to feel about that?”

Although there is certainly a ‘G’ which resembles the font of Summit1G’s logo, Epic Games confirmed that it wasn’t anything to do with the streamer. Summit1G himself hasn’t promoted the skin in anyway or thanked Epic Games for its inclusion, further confirming the lack of link.

In fact, Summit1G hasn’t even played Fortnite in some time, and has been playing rival battle royale ‘Blackout’, in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, instead.

Ninja on the other hand has been the front runner in Fortnite streaming really since the beginning of the game’s popularity, and so if there was ever a streamer worthy of their own skin, Ninja’s name would undoubtedly be top of the list.

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Ninja did however get a pickaxe in the game inspired by him, called the ‘Plunja’, after he jokingly asked for it on stream.

The Ninja inspired ‘Plunja’ pickaxe
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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.