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Summit1g hits out at Twitch chat for annoying ‘backseat gaming’

Published: 10/Aug/2020 10:53

by Joe Craven

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Immensely popular Twitch content creator, Jaryd ‘summit1g’ Lazar, hit out at his chat for frustrating ‘backseat gaming’ during a livestream. 

There are few Twitch streamers as popular as summit1g. Roughly a decade on the platform has seen him grow to be one of its most followed stars, leading us to crown him as our streamer of the decade back in December.

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Despite his popularity, summit1g is known as a fiery individual, not afraid to share a frustrated rant if he feels it’s necessary.

This proved to be the case once again on August 6, when summit was playing some Guild Wars 2. He quickly became frustrated with his Twitch chat, many of whom were advising summit on how to play and what to do next in-game.

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Guild Wars 2 is an MMORPG, originally released in August 2012.

“I don’t really want you guys to be sitting there saying ‘do this, do that, spam this, press that’,” he said. “Blah, blah, blah. Just please don’t do that it’s really not fun to look over [and see that], dude.”

Summit is known for his variety streaming, but Guild Wars 2 is a fairly seldom played game when it comes to the Twitch veteran. This was perhaps the reasoning for his chat getting more involved than normal, but summit quickly became annoyed.

“I’m on a new build now,” he continued, “I don’t understand what everything does so I’m trying out different things… just relax. I take my sh*t in f**king increments, little spurts, alright? I don’t give a f**k if you guys take all of your key binds into your brain all at one time.”

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“I can’t do that, alright,” he finished. “So, please man, talk about some other sh*t. It’s really not fun, you feel me? Thank you.”

A lot of summit’s Twitch chat appeared to wind in their advice following the streamer’s comments, who was clearly trying to take things slowly while learning a fairly unfamiliar game.

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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.