Syndicate hits out at Nadeshot over Minecraft YouTube series - Dexerto

Syndicate hits out at Nadeshot over Minecraft YouTube series

Published: 22/Sep/2019 9:13 Updated: 22/Apr/2020 11:29

by Connor Bennett


Popular YouTuber Tom ‘Syndicate’ Cassell has hit out at longtime friend and fellow content creator Matt ‘Nadeshot’ Haag after their Minecraft series came to an end. 

When it comes to YouTubers from the United Kingdom, there aren’t many that are more popular than Syndicate. The daily vlogger has shown his ability to play all games, starting with Call of Duty: Zombies before taking on regular multiplayer titles, and even battle royales with incredible ease.


Yet, a lot of his 10 million fans tune in to watch his different Minecraft series – with the main examples being his classics in Hunting OpTic and Mianite. But, his most recent series, The Hunting, which followed him taking down members of OpTic Gaming and 100 Thieves came to an abrupt end after 25 episodes – despite hopes that there could be more.

100 Thieves / YouTubeOutside of running 100 Thieves, Nadeshot still dabbles in YouTube videos and streams.


After Syndicate’s final episode, titled The Final Battle went live on September 20, the YouTube star tweeted out his disappointment about its conclusion.

After comparing it to his original Hunting OpTic series, which was filmed quicker than this most recent series and wasn’t spoiled by people “revealing the characters/storyline” on different streams, Syndicate also added that the original members “didn’t have the time” for the server this time around.

Following that set of posts, Nadeshot responded to the thread of tweets, explaining his side of things. The 100 Thieves founder and CEO claimed that he “didn’t get on Minecraft to record a YouTube series,” and that the server was started to introduce Jack ‘Courage’ Dunlop to the popular title.


Nadeshot also added that he has a “full time” job and “never committed to playing Minecraft every day,” which is part of the reason why he never joined How to Minecraft – another popular series.

However, one fan pointed out that while the 100 Thieves founder and CEO said that he didn’t play to record a YouTube series, he was, indeed uploading his footage for videos.

Screenshots of his channel with a handful of uploads prompted a succinct reply from Syndicate, who added: “Say no more.”


Whether the pair hash out their differences outside of a public Twitter spat remains to be seen, but at least, for now, they probably won’t be jumping into another Minecraft server anytime soon.


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.