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Summit1G reacts to Ninja believing Fortnite had given him a skin in the game

Published: 8/Nov/2018 13:13 Updated: 8/Nov/2018 14:22

by Calum Patterson

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Twitch streamer Jaryd ‘summit1g’ Lazar couldn’t contain his laughter as he watched fellow streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins in shock – believing Fortnite had given summit1G his own skin in the game.

Ninja is of course the most popular Fortnite streamer, and has been for much of the game’s popularity over the past 12 months, so was understandably surprised to see that a skin bearing summit1G’s colors and a ‘G’ across the chest had been added.

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To make matters worse, the skin was called ‘Summit Striker’, and all of this combined left Ninja at a loss for words – even though in reality the skin had nothing to do with his fellow streamer.

Epic Games later confirmed that despite the name and G on the chest, this similarities were mere coincidence, meaning Ninja’s state of dismay was all over nothing.

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Summit1G, who woke up on Wednesday, November 7 to the surprise news that he had apparently been honored in the most popular game in the world, reacted on stream to Ninja’s mistaken shock.

Before watching the clip, Summit1G sarcastically responded to his chat “‘Fortnite made you a skin’ – I know dude, they hit me up and were like look, ‘Ninja’s been asking us for a skin, we want to just make him feel like shit, so we’re going to give you a skin. Don’t tell anybody, but it’s low key you.'”

He then watched and reacted to Ninja’s hilarious mix up on stream, laughing all the way at the shocked expression on the Fortnite streamers face, as DrLupo points out the likeness to Summit’s logo.

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After watching Ninja’s reaction, Summit1G complimented the skin, saying that if he ever comes back to Fortnite that will be the one he’s rocking.

However, it doesn’t seem like he has any plans to return to the game any time soon, as he quickly hopped in to Call of Duty’s Blackout – but did remind his viewers to use his name in the Support a Creator scheme, so he can get some kick back when they buy Fortnite’s V-Bucks.

Although Ninja is still patiently waiting for the day Epic Games finally decides to grant him his own skin in the game, he remains the only streamer to have ever had an item added specifically for them at their request.

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After he jokingly asked for it, Epic added a ‘Plunja’ pickaxe – a toilet plunger with a Katana through it – in his honor.

The Ninja inspired ‘Plunja’ pickaxe.

Although Epic confirmed that the Summit Striker skin has nothing to do with summit1G, they have not ruled out the addition of streamer and YouTuber inspired skins.

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But, it could throw up issues around bias and favoritism, depending on who was given a skin and who wasn’t, as well as royalties regarding whether the personalities themselves should receive a cut of the revenue.

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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.