Summit1g thinks Sea of Thieves could kill their game with new Xbox option - Dexerto

Summit1g thinks Sea of Thieves could kill their game with new Xbox option

Published: 3/Feb/2019 12:07 Updated: 3/Feb/2019 13:06

by Calum Patterson


Streamer Jaryd ‘summit1g‘ Lazar, who has become the most popular Sea of Thieves streamer on Twitch at the start of 2019, worries that the developers might kill their own game with their latest decision.

It was announced on January 30 that players will have the option to turn off Xbox and PC cross-play, a feature that so far has been turned on by default with no option to switch.


The move to allow players to turn off cross-play is due to the arrival of a ‘competitive PvP’ mode, where having a level playing field is perhaps more important.

RareCross-play has been a major part of SoT’s success.

It will mean that controller wielding players won’t have to face off against the more precise keyboard and mouse players, who can also enjoy higher frame rates, unrestricted by the Xbox’s 60 fps cap.


But summit1g is concerned that the player base is not large enough to endure such a drastic split of the community, and worries that it could kill the game’s momentum.

With a smaller PC population, summit reckons the PC servers could be ’empty’ following the option to turn cross-play off.

Many other popular streamers agreed, shocked to hear that the developers, Rare, were taking this action on cross-play.


The option to turn off cross-play will not be arriving “right away”, but will be implemented before the new Arena mode is added, Rare stated in their dev update.

What concerns players though, is that the option is not limited to Arena, the competitive mode, but “across the entire game”.


Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos


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.


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.


“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.


“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.”


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.


“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.