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Twitch experiencing widespread connection issues during CWL Anaheim and OWL

Published: 15/Jun/2019 0:41 Updated: 15/Jun/2019 0:55

by Meg Bethany Koepp

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Popular streaming service Twitch is currently down for streamers, leaving everybody wondering when they’ll be able to use the platform again.

The outage couldn’t come during a worse time, as Overwatch League, Call of Duty, and Super Smash Bros. Melee competitive broadcasts are all down, leaving fans in outrage. Popular streamers are experiencing issues too, with some being booted mid-broadcast.

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Twitch has issued an official statement on Twitter, saying, “We are currently investigating an issue with streamers connecting to servers. Stay tuned for updates!”

Who has it affected?

Major competitive streams have been affected, as well as some of the most popular streamers on the platform, which can mean huge losses.

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MLG was streaming the Call of Duty World League in Anaheim before the outage happened, with founding employee Adam Apicella tweeting, “Some issues site wide on Twitch. Working with them to address.” and then “To be clear, this affected more than just our event. Many other events/programs that are live right now are also being affected.”

Overwatch League’s stream has also gone down, with many fans upset and angry over the outage, spawning many angry tweets and reaction gifs. 

“What’s happened with the server? There is too many problems tonight,” one person tweeted. 

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When will it be back online?

There’s no current news on when Twitch will start functioning as normal again, but we’ll keep you updated with any further developments.

This article is currently being updated with more information.

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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.