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Why Twitch partner Knut has been banned from TwitchCon 2019

Published: 9/Sep/2019 5:13 Updated: 9/Sep/2019 5:40

by Andrew Amos

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Twitch partner and bodybuilder Knut Spildrejorde has been banned from attending the platform’s annual TwitchCon convention in 2019.

TwitchCon is usually the place to be if you are involved in the Twitch scene as a viewer or streamer. Popular Twitch personalities from all over the world will descend onto San Diego this to meet with their fans, catch up with their mates.

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However, one popular personality will not be allowed into San Diego come September 27 for TwitchCon – Norwegian Twitch partner and bodybuilder Knut.

TwitchTwitchCon is the place to be if you are a content creator on the platform.

Knut received an email from Twitch stating that he had breached Twitch Event’s Code of Conduct previously, and that he was not welcome at the San Diego festival. It was shared on the r/LivestreamFail subreddit by user ‘doyourworkyoufailure‘.

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“Hello, due to a violation of Twitch’s Events Code of Conduct, your ticket to TwitchCon San Diego 2019 has been revoked and you are banned from attending the event. Should you attempt to access the event you will be escorted off the property by the Security team. You will be refunded for your ticket within seven days.”

Reddit: doyourworkyoufailureKnut received a message from Twitch saying he is not welcome at TwitchCon. (Credit: Reddit / doyourworkyoufailure)

This means the reason why Knut isn’t allowed to attend TwitchCon is likely related to his stream at TwitchCon Europe in April. 

During the Berlin event, Knut allowed his stream to be taken over by ‘Silker’, who was not a partner at the time. Silker ventured into a non-streaming area with Knut’s partner badge, leading Twitch officials to ask him to shut down the stream, kicking both of them out of the event. 

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This led to an event-wide streaming ban, which caught out the likes of Steven ‘Destiny’ Bonnell and Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys.

Twitch: KnutKnut will not be in attendance at TwitchCon 2019.

The Norwegian was banned from the platform for a week in July after allegedly texting and driving while streaming.

It’s unclear as to whether he will be able to attend the popular convention in the future, but at least for 2019, his plans to go to the US are on ice.

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Knut is an enigmatic personality on Twitch, quite far from the stereotype people associate with streamers. 

The Norwegian champion bodybuilder has streamed himself trekking around his home country, as well as playing games like PUBG, Rainbow Six: Siege, and Minecraft.

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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.