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TSM Myth hits massive Twitch milestone amid Valorant Closed Beta hype

Published: 10/Apr/2020 10:32 Updated: 10/Apr/2020 10:34

by Joe Craven

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Popular Twitch streamer Ali ‘Myth’ Kabbani has hit another monumental Twitch milestone, thanks mainly to the closed beta release of Valorant, Riot Games’ brand new first-person shooter. 

TSM Myth was an original part of TSM’s professional Fortnite team, alongside Daequan and Hamlinz. While all three have since transitioned into full-time streaming, Myth is the only one known as a pioneer and innovator of Epic Games’ building battle royale.

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Some argue his streaming progress has slowed as Fortnite’s popularity has stagnated, but the streamer has found a new lease of life as a result of Valorant’s popularity (and policy of watching Twitch in order to get beta access).

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Valorant’s closed beta has been acclaimed by those who have managed to get access.

Thanks to his early success in Fortnite, revolutionising building with “one by ones” and early editing, Myth has had a handsome following on Twitch for some time.

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However, on April 9, the 20-year-old revealed that he has hit a whopping 6 million followers on Twitch.

“The support has been unreal and honestly it makes me a bit emotional just thinking about it,” he said. “Thank you all so much!”

According to TwitchMetrics, this makes Myth the fourth-most followed Twitch account in the world, and the second most followed active account.
Ahead of him are shroud in third (who has recently transitioned to Mixer), Tfue in second and Ninja in first (who was the first of Twitch’s biggest names to move to Mixer). Incredibly, despite 7 months of inactivity on the platform, Ninja remains the most followed account by nearly 7 million people.
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Myth sits in fourth on the most followed Twitch accounts list. Note that this table is taken from April 8.

Similarly, Myth has shared some whopping stats from a recent stream, showing just how popular his Valorant gameplay has been.

During a 24 hour livestream, the TSM star averaged an incredible 41,000 viewers, nearly 1.3 million unique viewers, and an increase in followers of 103,000. This stream is what pushed the Fortnite veteran past the 6 million mark.

Myth will be hoping the popularity continues on both Valorant and Fortnite, as he sets his sights on the inactive shroud in third place.

At just 20-years-old, Myth’s rise to stardom seems almost hard to fathom, but it’s a testament to the hard work and natural talent he has demonstrated over his years on Twitch.

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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.