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Ninja Underwear Coming Soon in Partnership with Company Owned by NBA Star Kyrie Irving

Published: 27/Jun/2018 17:53 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Calum Patterson

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In one of the most unusual gaming sponsors, Ninja has penned a deal with underwear company ‘PSD Underwear’ to create boxer briefs inspired by the Twitch star.

Ninja has attracted numerous high profile sponsorships over his career, even more so since his rise to the top of Twitch as a Fortnite Battle Royale extraordinaire, including the likes of Red Bull.

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He also remains a member of esports organization Luminosity Gaming, and so represents their sponsors also – but his underwear deal is a new one for esports and gaming.

More and more ‘non-endemic’ sponsors have been making their move into esports, such as Dr Pepper partnering with TSM, Toyota and the Overwatch League and the recent Tinder partnership with the ‘Made in Brazil’ CS:GO roster.

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And thanks to his ridiculously large fan base, Ninja is undoubtedly attracting numerous sponsorship and business offers but this one obviously got his attention.

PSD Underwear is a company owned by NBA stars Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler and Chandler Parsons – some of which are perhaps fans of Ninja’s livestream.

the official PSD Underwear Twitter account posted the announcement on June 27th, along with an image of Ninja checking out some of the prototype designs.

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No official word yet on when these boxers are set to release, but with Ninja’s fan base there’s no doubt they will be a hit when they eventually go on sale.

It takes the typical merchandise of T-Shirts and Hoodies to a different level, as Ninja fans can now keep everything snug with the Fortnite legend on their underwear.

Ninja actually previously promoted underwear being sold by another company ‘MeUndies’, however, it is not believed this was an official partnership. 

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The company did mock up their own prototype Ninja boxers though, so here is an idea of what you could expect.

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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.