Ninja takes home two Streamy Premier awards, beating out FaZe and Markiplier - Dexerto
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Ninja takes home two Streamy Premier awards, beating out FaZe and Markiplier

Published: 21/Oct/2018 19:28 Updated: 22/Jan/2020 13:00

by Virginia Glaze

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One of Twtich’s largest personalities and Fortnite streamers Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins has won a Streamy, an award series recognizing the internet’s top creators across multiple entertainment backgrounds.

Ninja took home the prize for the Streamy’s Gaming category, where he vied with the likes of massive esports and entertainment group FaZe, as well as long-time gaming YouTuber Markiplier. Others in the category included Minecraft YouTuber PrestonPlayz and largely Fortnite-centric content creator Typical Gamer.

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Ninja likewise won the Streamy’s Social Video category for best Live Streamer, beating out massive streamers Pokimane, NICKMERCS, TSM’s Myth, and Critical Role.

However, Ninja wasn’t the only notable personality to take away an award in the space: longtime YouTuber Shane Dawson took home a Streamy award in the Editing category in partnership with content creator Andrew Siwicki, beating out massively popular vlogger Casey Neistat.

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Shane’s victory was in recognition of his documentary series covering divisive social media convention Tanacon, titled ‘The Truth About Tanacon.’ Dawson has recently made waves in the YouTube space for his documentaries over controversial figures on the platform, including the likes of Jeffree Star and Jake Paul.

Ninja and Shane marked two of the 24 content creators recognized at the Streamy’s Premier Awards event in Santa Monica, California, just ahead of the show’s main event, which will take place on Monday, October 22nd.

This year’s Streamy Awards mark the eight iteration of the series, and is the first in its new ‘Brand Awards’ initiative.

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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.