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Summit1g explains why he hopes Sea of Thieves “dies” after new update

Published: 4/Jul/2019 9:17 Updated: 4/Jul/2019 14:03

by Calum Patterson

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Popular Twitch streamer Jaryd ‘summit1g‘ Lazar can be partly credited for the resurgence of Sea of Thieves streaming and perhaps boosting popularity for the game generally, but now says he hopes the game “dies” after bad decision-making from devs.

Earlier in 2019, summit near single-handedly brought Sea of Thieves to mainstream attention on Twitch, inspiring many of the other big names on the platform to give it a go.

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He, along with all the rest, gradually moved away though, with summit1g turning his attention to GTA RP and World of Warcraft for a time, before making a brief return to the pirate multiplayer game in July.

RareThe ‘Forsaken Shores’ update for Sea of Thieves brought “terrifying earthquakes” – but summit is not a fan.

His return may be very short-lived, however, as the new ‘earthquake’ mechanic appears to be ruining the experience for the veteran streamer.

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While hiding on an enemy ship, attempting a sneaky raid, summit1g was randomly bumped from his hiding position by one of these said earthquakes, leading to his death as the crew onboard found him.

After trying another game, but dying another equally frustrating death, summit eventually had enough and let out his frustrations with a rant at developers Rare.

“Thank you Rare – you all fucking suck,” summit1g began, as he got up to take a break. “I hope that’s the last straw for your game right there, I hope your game is done. I hope it dies.”

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He goes on to blame the developer’s poor “decision-making”, presumably referring to the addition of the ‘earthquake’ feature, as summit describes it.

It’s certainly not the first time that Lazar has lost his temper with Sea of Thieves, but some fans think it could be his last stint on the pirate game, as he quickly moved on to play Destiny 2 for the remainder of his July 3 broadcast.

With somewhat of a drought in new releases over the upcoming months, it can be a challenge for variety streamers like summit1g to find new games to keep their fans entertained while keeping their own sanity intact too.

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Most major new game releases aren’t expected until Fall, meaning summit will need to find other ways to keep his stream fresh until then and, judging by his reaction here, Sea of Thieves might not be part of his plans going forward. 

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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.