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Streamer explains how his dad fell for classic Twitch chat spam

Published: 27/Jan/2020 11:58

by Connor Bennett

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Twitch streamer ItsWill revealed how his dad fell for one of the oldest chat spams in the book, believing that he had beef with someone from high school during a recent stream.

Being new to Twitch can have its pitfalls if you’re not careful. Rookie streamers have fallen for some of the oldest tricks in the book – cutting their broadcast short and even falling for fake donations.

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However, for ItsWill father, he fell for the classic “It’s me, Tanner from High School” chat spam – leaving his Runescape-streaming son in a laughing fit during his January 25 broadcast as he told his viewers about the hilarious conversation the pair had over the phone.

A screenshot from the Twitch streamer ItsWill
Twitch: ItsWill
ItsWill can regularly be found streaming Runescape on Twitch.

The Runescape streamer explained that his dad had been on a business trip and decided to put his stream on to catch up with what he was doing. That, however, was when he got suckered in by Twitch chat. 

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“He says to me, he’s like, who is that guy that was in your stream, like I thought you were really good to not acknowledge it but I saw him typing in the chat and it just made me so mad, it made me so angry, I was like ‘that’s my son’ and I don’t understand how someone can talk to him like that,” the streamer explained, realizing his father had fallen for the chat spam.

After quizzing his dad about what he was seeing in the chat, ItsWill even noted that his father went as far as asking his mom about the person from school. “So, I asked your mom if there was some guy who went to high school with you with that name, I was like ‘who is this kid just coming in the Discord chat and just saying these mean things?’” 

Of course, considering it’s a pretty regular spam in Twitch chat, ItsWill said that he tried to explain what had happened to his dad but he didn’t seem to fully get it. 

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“Yeah, there’s no guy,” he said, laughing about the pretty hilarious story. “Like, of all the messages to read in my chat. Oh my God dude, it f**king killed me, dude.” 

For the streamer’s dad, being barraged by chat spam is a learning experience that every new Twitch user goes through – but its best to never take it seriously.

After all, if you do take it a bit too seriously, you may find yourself slipping Kappa and PogChamp into actual conversations. 

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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.