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Shroud surprises random Twitch streamer with 100 gifted subs and a massive host

Published: 22/Oct/2018 9:50 Updated: 22/Oct/2018 10:04

by Ross Deason

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At a time when many of the top streamers on Twitch are accused of simply playing the “in” game, whether they like it or not, Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek has reminded his viewers that it is important to stay true to yourself.

Shroud is one of the biggest streamers on Twitch with over 4.6 million followers, but he wanted to remind his fans that having tens of thousands of viewers, and making a great deal of money playing whatever is the most popular game at a given time, should never be the only goal of an entertainer on the platform.

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“I don’t know what your goal is. Your goal shouldn’t be money, it should just be a hobby,” said the 24-year-old”. “And then if it makes money that’s fucking fantastic. But if your goal is to make money, you will definitely, and can, make it. If you’re just playing those games anyway, just do it. Right? There are some loyal fans out there man.”

To further emphasize his point, the former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive pro scrolled through Twitch to find a game and streamer with less viewers, landing on a streamer named ‘EazyEJ’, who had just two viewers at the time.

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“Here we go, two viewers. See, you could just go here, see? He’s an affiliate, look at that, he’s an affiliate. Subscribe, you could gift a sub, you could gift this. Boom. Someone could just come by and literally just gift 100 subs just like that,” shroud explained as he did just that for EazyEJ.

Meanwhile, in EazyEJ’s stream, the realization of what had just happened quickly began to set in as his subscriber notification went absolutely haywire.

“Whoah! Shroud?! Holy crap! POGS! Shroud, what?! What up shroud! Damn… how’s it going? Getting off for the night?” the smaller streamer exclaimed as shroud also began hosting him. “Thanks! Holy crap. I love you shroud!”

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Shroud’s point about playing the games that you enjoy and streaming because you love it, not because you want to make a huge amount of money, was certainly a massive benefit to EazyEJ.

At the time of writing this article, a number of hours since shroud’s original raid, is playing ‘Getting Over It’ for 1,700 viewers.

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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.