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Shroud Gives His Opinion on Streamer Drama and Twitch Chat

Published: 2/Jun/2018 17:00 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 13:03

by Scott Mahoney

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It’s entertaining for everyone when banter between streamers heats up, but Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek has some fascinating insight on the matter.

Twitch, in particular, has an interactive chat and users of the streaming service may be familiar with how quickly things can get out of control in the chat.

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Former CS:GO, professional player, Shroud has become one of the largest battle royale streamers on Twitch.

The streamer has tens of thousands of viewers every time he goes live, and from time-to-time, he imparts wisdom on his audience.

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In this instance, he narrows in on streamer drama and how that drama can evolve into something toxic in the Twitch chat.

The former CS:GO pro wants viewers to understand streams are more enjoyable when the viewers are not as emotionally involved:

“It’s fun when streamers bicker and kind of like talk shit to each other in the game. That’s great, but like the message that gets received or sent when that happens is so wrong it’s crazy.

Ya’ll need to relax. If you want to enjoy, this just relax on your fingers.

Keyboard warriors just relax. Just watch. You don’t have to type in Twitch. You don’t have to. I know Twitch chat is a very very big thing that’s why so many people love instead of YouTube and all that other shit, their chats just not as cool.

But, just, you don’t need it. Just relax with your little fingers.  Just relax, enjoy the good fun. Let them talk shit to each other and have some good banter.”

Shroud is no stranger to streamer drama, and he has certainly seen his fair share of bystanders taking the drama to the next level.

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Though it is unlikely that many viewers will heed this advice, it is important to have a conversation around viewers inserting themselves in streamer drama.

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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.