Summit1g gives cryptic response to rumors he's leaving Twitch for Mixer - Dexerto
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Summit1g gives cryptic response to rumors he’s leaving Twitch for Mixer

Published: 2/May/2020 10:58

by Connor Bennett

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Streaming star Jaryd ’Summit1g’ Lazar once again has fans speculating that he could be set to switch from Twitch to Mixer after giving a pretty cryptic answer to a question on the matter. 

Ever since Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek called time on their relationships with Twitch and hopped over to Mixer, streaming fans have been speculating as to who would follow. 

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As someone who has been around for a long time and has built up a huge following on Twitch, Summit1g falls right into the category of possible movers – and has even hinted at major news in his future. He has had fans speculating plenty about a move, saying he was waiting on some kind of decision to be announced, and some viewers fully believe he is headed for Mixer.

Mixer / Ninja
Ninja was the first, and biggest, streamer to depart Twitch.

As a result of the possible switch, which many fans probably wouldn’t be too happy about, some loyal viewers have even gone as far as pleading with him to stick with Twitch – noting the growing the speculation.

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“I appreciate it my friend,” Summit replied to a donation that asked him not to go to Mixer in the future. “Don’t worry mate, everything will be ok dudes,” the former Counter-Strike player continued in a pretty solemn tone that only added further fuel to the fire for some fans. 

Obviously, even though he has been linked with making the switch for quite some time, if Summit indeed does leave Twitch, he wouldn’t just announce it in a reply to a donation. Both Ninja and Shroud got pretty big announcement videos to celebrate switches.

However, Summit could also just be playing his hand in regard to renegotiating his contract with Twitch. A lot of streamers have re-upped their deals with the streaming platform since the switches to other platforms began happening – so it could all just be a ploy from the leader of the 1G Squad.

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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.