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Riot Games send Tyler1 hilarious gift for League of Legends Season 9

Published: 17/Jan/2019 10:58 Updated: 17/Jan/2019 11:04

by Calum Patterson

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League of Legends developers Riot Games sent a gift to one of the game’s best known streaming personalities, Tyler ‘tyler1’ Steinkamp, with a special message just for him.

Tyler1 is a massively popular Twitch streamer, best known for playing, and raging at, League of Legends, and has had a rocky relationship with Riot in the past.

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For a long time, he was considered ‘toxic’, to the point that Riot indefinitely banned him from holding any LoL account, calling him a “genuine jerk.”

However, amends were made in 2018, when tyler1 returned to Twitch – a comeback which at the time broke records for concurrent viewership – and later even attended and played in a showmatch at the NA LCS Summer Finals.

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Now welcomed back into the community, tyler1 has been making efforts to curb his ‘toxic’ behavior, and it seems Riot want to help him, judging by this unexpected gift.

“This is a package from Riot,” Steinkamp told his viewers, “I wonder what could be inside?” After some fumbling with the packaging, he found out – and it wasn’t what he expected.

A framed image showing tyler1, wearing a shirt which says ‘reformed’ on the back, while writing lines on the chalkboard which read: “I will not be toxic next season.”

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League of Legends season 9 begins on January 23, but tyler1 doesn’t think he needs to be reminded about toxic behavior after a mild season 8 for him personally.

“Riot, I was not toxic this season, number one,” the streamer said after unboxing the gift, “sure, we got an unjust chat restriction for saying my team was fucking dogshit, and then AFK’d the game – but that does not mean I was toxic.”

Whatever their past grievances, it seems Riot are now embracing one of their game’s most popular content creators, rather than shunning him as a “genuine jerk”.

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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.