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Twitch streamer has epic showdown with “alpha” cockroach

Published: 25/Sep/2019 0:41 Updated: 25/Sep/2019 1:04

by Andrew Amos

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Seeing a critter or two around the place is not unusual, but for this one Twitch streamer, this “alpha” cockroach was enough to send him on a rampage.

Cockroaches are pretty ugly bugs that like to dwell in your house and show up when you least expect it. If everything is clean, you don’t really get to encounter them, but sometimes the odd one or two might pop up on your kitchen floor.

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While for some people it’s as simple as spraying a bit of bug spray on it, or squashing it dead, before taking it back outside or putting it in the bin, others are scared stupid of them. They’ll give themselves a heart-stopping reaction on sight, and that’s the response one Twitch user had.

The streamer, who goes by the name of ‘Foreal’, was playing through some old school Modern Warfare 2 when he was approached by the cockroach. 

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His initial reaction was shock, fear, and a lot of screaming, as he looked to get rid of the bug as fast as possible.

“The roach is walking, the roach is walking – it’s still alive, what the f***,” he yelled at the top of his lungs, before posturing up to give the bug a good old left-right-goodnight. “I told you – that shit’s alpha.”

Volume Warning: Loud

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The cockroach never actually disappeared from the stream. It remained squashed near the streamer’s desk for most of his four-hour broadcast, haunting him throughout.

“Bro should I spray it with air freshener or something,” he asked his chat, looking for a way to safely extract the bug from his sanctuary. “I don’t have any Raid. My legs are shaking.”

Eventually he calmed down and played on, but his over the top reaction provided plenty of hilarious clips.

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It would be surprising if the bug survived the shoe assault and air freshener barrage, but cockroaches can be hard to get rid of. 

Some people are genuinely terrified of these little creatures because of how hardy they are.

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Twitch: ForealForeal lost his mind when an “alpha” cockroach approached him on stream.

However, whether the cockroach actually existed or not is yet to be determined. Foreal never ended up showing the “alpha” cockroach on stream, so it could have been a massive ploy for all we know.

One thing is certain though – Foreal is probably going to go out and buy a can of bug killer and keep it by his desk for whenever another bug decides to crawl its way near him. 

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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.