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Summit1g rage quits GTA RP over the new “meta”

Published: 5/Apr/2020 13:46 Updated: 5/Apr/2020 13:54

by Connor Bennett

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Twitch star Jaryd ‘Summit1g’ Lazar hit out at the current GTA RP meta that prompted him to hop off the role-playing mod during his April 4 stream and jump on CS:GO instead.

While plenty of other big-name Twitch streamers have stopped playing GTA RP after its second boom in players, Summit1g has returned to his popular Charles Johnson character on a pretty regular basis. 

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As his character falls on the wrong side of the law more often than not, the streaming star can find himself in trouble with the virtual Los Santos Police Department, but their actions prompted him to cut his RP session short during his April 4 stream.

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Summit’s Charles Johnson persona isn’t exactly friendly with police.

As he usually does when playing GTA RP, Summit had been partaking in a race with a few other players when, as he was racing through the Harmony part of the map, his car spun out after a crash with an NPC. 

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With the Twitch star on the side of the road, the police urged him to stop as they tried to shut down the race. Yet, they appeared to get a bit heavy-handed. “That’s not f**king happening, why has he got a rifle?” Summit asked as his armor was ripped to shreds by the shots.

Summit was eventually taken down by shots, leaving him confused. “Dude, why man? Why is he using a rifle dude? That’s just… ok,” he added before heading off-stream for a few minutes. 

In the RP community, there are a number of unwritten rules which dictate how players should play, to try to keep things somewhat realistic – as well as fair. An officer of the law gunning down an assailant, who is only using a pistol, with a fully-automatic rifle might not quite fit into these rules.

Upon his return, though, the streamer was pretty upset with what had happened claimed and he was going to change up the way he walks the streets of Los Santos.

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“Listen chat, I learned something today. I’m not rolling around with just a pistol anymore,” he added. “We’re rolling round with automatics from now on dude, I’m just going to start fights out with automatics. I mean, I’m not going to be on the s**t end of the stick of that one anymore.”

Once the roleplay had finished, and Summit was free to go about his business, he decided to call it quits and change up the game he was playing, heading to CS:GO.

“Listen man, if anything I remember from the past, in the RP world at least, once you get salty its time to get the f**k off,” Summit told his viewers. “It seeps real heavily into other people’s channels and s**t, especially coming from this channel, and we don’t want to continue that.”

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Though he might have thrown in the towel for one night, the veteran variety streamer didn’t say he was done with GTA for good, so he’ll probably make a return.

As for a possible change in the meta, that only comes from the people who are playing on the server so it might not be an overnight fix.

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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.