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Pokimane paid a 13-year-old to coach her in Fortnite – with surprising results

Published: 21/Jan/2019 0:11

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular streamer Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys revealed a surprising plan to amp up her Fortnite skills – which included hiring a 13-year-old player to coach her through freelance service ‘Fiverr.’

Pokimane came clean about her scheme in a YouTube video uploaded on January 20, where she claimed that she’d hired the young player, going by the name ‘Hack4Top,’ after reading his rave reviews on the site.

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“First of all, I’m rusty AF on Fortnite,” she explained. “Second of all, these kids have been playing so damn much, okay? They’re too good.”

The two had a hilarious coaching session, with the Australian youngster appearing not to believe that she was the real Pokimane until being linked to her YouTube channel (after which he was blown away by her three million subscribers).

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The two then went into the game’s creative mode for a quick training session, where she worked on her accuracy and building skills set to Hack4Top’s humorous mock commentary. Pokimane ended up tipping the player $200 out of donations to her stream, going on to claim that their session “actually went surprisingly well.”

Pokimane’s heart-warming experiment follows a slew of allegations against the streamer for claiming YouTube videos on grounds of copyright infringement, which began after she struck the video of a smaller channel for documenting a Twitter beef between herself and Drama Alert host ‘KEEMSTAR.’

Pokimane has since spoken out on the issue, arguing that the video wasn’t “transformative content;” however, she admitted that trying to suppress the beef only led to further drama, which caused her to defend herself during an interview with another YouTuber on the subject.

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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.