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Summit1g responds to accusations of toxicity in Sea of Thieves with passion-fueled rant

Published: 11/Jan/2019 0:30 Updated: 11/Jan/2019 1:19

by Alan Bernal

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Popular Twitch streamer Jaryd ‘summit1g’ Lazar gave his response to a compilation video that accused the broadcaster of “extreme toxicity” and highlighted a string of his moments containing harsh comments.

Summit has been enjoying a successful run of Sea of Thieves streams, but some in the game’s community believe that the 1G could dial back the disruptive behavior. Summit disagrees.

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The streamer took time in his broadcast to passionately share thoughts on the state of toxicity in games, suggesting that players need to stop pretending to be “Care Bears at every step of the way” and embrace occasional moments of incivility.

Summit further explained his actions are part of his audience’s expectations, and added that there are a few streamers who depend on some levels of aberrant behaviour to keep their streams entertaining.

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“Why are we acting like that’s ‘extreme toxicity,’” summit said. “1. I’m not telling anyone that I’m effing (sic) their moms; 2. I’m not dropping any sort of racial slurs; 3. I’m not making anyone feel awful about their lives. I’m just talking shit while I’m slaying. That’s complete normal levels of toxicity on any other video game.”

The 1G refutes clips shown in the video, saying that the sights and sounds are taken out of context. He says that he was particularly triggered on one of those days while the other day contained, what he sees as, terrific content with all parties just having a great time.

“This was one day worth of clips, by the way,” summit said. “Me and the guys were feeling fucking troll-y and having a good time crapping on people. People were talking shit to us, we were talking shit back. Thought that was fun”

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Although the Seas of Thieves developers have an actual written Pirate’s Code for their community to keep in mind, summit agreed with his chat that the code serves “more like guidelines, anyway.”

Summit is in talks with Rare Studios to be a part of a sponsored event, to which the streamer says should still happen at his disclosure.

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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.