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Overwatch community rallies behind McGravy as he shoots shot with Halsey

Published: 23/Aug/2020 1:10

by Theo Salaun

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Back in April, global popstar Ashley ‘Halsey’ Frangipane and Overwatch League flex-tank Caleb ‘McGravy’ McGarvey interacted on Twitter using their shared appreciation for D.Va cosplays. Now, the entire Overwatch community is encouraging McGravy’s courtship. 

None of the interactions between Halsey and McGravy can be taken incredibly seriously, but that hasn’t stopped everyone from trying to give McGravy their infinite support. In the initial moment of perceived romance, Halsey simply called McGravy a “king” for copying her caption and reproducing her cosplay (but in a skintight onesie instead of a bathing suit). Now, he has referenced that previous spark and the Overwatch community is all aboard.

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Some months later, with the dust settled, Halsey has Tweeted out a cryptic “I miss you,” prompting a response from the Overwatch League’s knight in shining armor. With fittingly cryptic, puzzled energy, McGravy quote-tweeted Halsey with a simple question: “What are we?”

That is a tremendous question. Although likely in jest, it turns out the OW community includes even more tremendous wingmen as everyone, including the league itself, has latched onto his Tweet with unrelenting gas for the young esports bachelor.

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Amidst a sea of fans lending a “vouch,” the OWL chimed in with some potent support: “Hey McGravy, thanks for being a constant beacon of positivity for the league, while also providing a seemingly endless stream of content. Not to mention the great highlights you’ve given us. Also, thanks for letting us borrow your Tesla.”

That sentiment was furthered by the OWL’s Vice President, Jon Spector, who added that “on behalf of the League I just wanted to say that while you are an incredibly gifted professional player you are an even better person. Thank you for everything.”

But not everyone was interested in talking about McGravy’s skill on the virtual court, some fans were quicker to credit McGravy’s unbelievable selflessness in the medical field. 

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Saving people from hospital fires, offering up numerous organs for transplant, it is very clear that McGravy has a lot of impressive qualities. 

With all of those compliments going his way, it is entirely possible that Halsey has simply not responded publicly yet because she is overwhelmed by what an intimidatingly successful, humble, and generous person he is. We know we would be.

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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.