Ninja wins $19,000 rock-paper-scissors game against Gotaga - Dexerto

Ninja wins $19,000 rock-paper-scissors game against Gotaga

Published: 11/Jun/2019 0:05

by Meg Bethany Koepp


Twitch star Tyler ‘Ninja‘ Blevins and Team Vitality‘s Corentin ‘Gotaga‘ Houssein bet a whopping $19,000 on a rock, paper, scissors match on June 10 – and Ninja prevailed.

Ninja has proven he’s great at a lot of things, but rock, paper, scissors is something people never thought they’d see on his list of achievements.


During a Fortnite charity livestream for Alzheimers Research, Ninja, Gotaga, ‘BrokyBrawks’ and FaZe Jarvis played to one rule: whoever gets the least kills has to pay a certain amount to the charity depending on how many kills everyone got. For example, the first game had a $5 wager, meaning that if there were five kills overall, the player with the least kills would pay $25.

The tiers were $5, $10, $50, $100, and $1,000, and increased per game.


Twitch: GotagaThe loser paid money depending on the winner’s number of kills.

The $19,000 charity pool

By round five, $1,000 per kill was at stake, and FaZe Jarvis lead the way with 15 kills, meaning he’d racked up a whopping $15,000 payout. Ninja and Gotaga ended the match with two kills each, meaning the grand total to be paid at the end of game five was $19,000.

Because the pair tied by getting two kills each, they settled who would pay the massive chunk of money with a traditional game of rock, paper, scissors. Ninja won the round with rock against scissors, leaving Gotaga to pay out the whopping $19,000.

“YEAAAAH BABYYYYY!” Ninja screamed upon his triumph, hugging the loser and dancing around the room. “WOOOOOOOOOOO!”


“And the curse continues for gotaga. $19,000 on the Shifumi against Ninja,” gotaga tweeted sadly upon his loss. Ninja was ecstatic with the win however, tweeting, “Just beat @Gotaga in a $19,000 game of rock paper scissors for alzheimers research.”

Rock, paper, scissors is apparently really popular in esports

Esports production company Beyond The Summit had an official rock, paper, scissors tournament for their Mortal Kombat 11 Summit of Time event back in May, and broadcasted it to Twitch.

You wouldn’t think a RPS event would get much hype, but it ended up being really tense, with people becoming avid fans of the game as its own sport.


RPS as an event has become so popular that Beyond the Summit are bringing it back for the Summit 8 Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament on June 13 – 16. 


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.