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Shroud impressed as Borderlands 3 passes his “true test” for new games

Published: 17/Sep/2019 0:27 Updated: 17/Sep/2019 8:09

by Brad Norton

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Former CSGO phenom, Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek, an FPS veteran known for his extraordinary aiming prowess, has put Borderlands 3 to the test.

One of the most popular streamers on Twitch, shroud initially made a name for himself competing at the elite level in CSGO. The mechanical skill and game-sense is something that translates across the FPS genre as a whole, leading to many exciting streams when new games are released.

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Borderlands 3 is one such game. Released on September 13, the latest installment in the beloved Gearbox franchise piqued the interest of shroud and was put to the test on stream.

On a September 16 broadcast, having just opened Borderlands 3 for the very first time, he combed through the PC settings until he discovered the key-binding section.

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“The true test to any video game ever made, can I use mouse-wheel-down as an option?” he questions.  

Borderlands 3 has drawn the attention of many popular streamers.

To his delight, the scroll wheel can actually be bound to a function in-game. Starting a round of applause for the developers, the FPS pro immediately binds his jump ability to scrolling the mouse wheel down, a surprisingly common tactic among professional CSGO players. 

“You don’t know how many times I’ve played a game and they don’t even let me do that.”

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Binding the jump function to the scroll wheel allows for much quicker and easier bunny hopping throughout FPS titles. However, it also serves to improve convenience for gamers with impeccable aim. 

Rather than switching focus and shifting your hand to the spacebar in order to jump, simply scrolling the mouse wheel allows you to maintain focus on your aim without missing a beat. 

Shroud recently discussed how the incredibly lengthy WoW Classic queues led him to stop streaming Borderlands 3, however he did disclose that he enjoyed his time with the game so perhaps he’ll continue his playthrough soon. 

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Recently discovered in Borderlands 3, it turns out that Dr Disrespect has his very own sniper rifle in the game, fondly titled ‘The Two Time.’ Here’s everything you need to know about the weapon. 

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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.