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PewDiePie fans want Epic Games and Fortnite to help him defeat T-Series subscribers

Published: 10/Nov/2018 15:12 Updated: 10/Nov/2018 15:17

by Calum Patterson

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With the ongoing battle for most subscribed YouTube channel getting closer between PewDiePie and T-Series, fans of the former think that Epic Games and Fortnite could help tip the scales.

Currently, PewDiePie still holds the title as the most subscribed YouTube channel, with just shy of 70 million, but Indian record label and production company T-Series is gaining on him, and fast.

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It is estimated that in the next month, PewDiePie will lose his long held crown as number 1, but the community has rallied behind him, attempting to prevent a corporate channel taking the top spot.

But, PewDiePie fans that double as Fortnite players think enlisting the help of another corporation could be the difference maker, suggesting Epic Games step in and take action.

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Redditor ‘FrankTheReal’ shared his idea to have Epic add a skin to the game which requires users to subscribe to PewDiePie to receive, which quickly received support across PewDiePie and Fortnite sub reddits.

This could be very epic from r/PewdiepieSubmissions

The idea, although unlikely, isn’t impossible. After all, Epic Games previously added a PewDiePie inspired banner to the Save the World mode, emblazoned with his ‘bro fist’ logo.

However, Epic Games is very unlikely to show such favoritism to a content creator, particularly one who doesn’t often play Fortnite at all – especially after Ninja’s reaction to believing they had added a Summit1G skin to the game.

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The PewDiePie banner in Fortnite.
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In fact, there are currently no skins inspired by content creators, despite the obvious popularity they would receive, likely because Epic doesn’t want to cause any controversy with accusations of favoritism.

At the time of writing, PewDiePie is leading T-Series by around half a million subscribers, recently tipping over 70 million – see the live subscriber counts here.

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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.