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Twitch streamer’s PC building stream ends in firey disaster

Published: 12/Apr/2020 13:17

by Calum Patterson

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A Twitch streamer thought it would be a good idea to stream themselves building their new PC. While always a popular viewing experience on the platform, the broadcast didn’t go a to plan at all as their new rig went up in smoke.

PC building can be a daunting task for the inexperienced, and doing it in front of a live audience will no doubt heighten the tension of something possibly going badly wrong.

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Having viewers on hand in a Twitch chat could also prove beneficial however, providing tips and pointers to avoid it all going wrong.

When 21-year-old streamer Fastaction99 took his first-ever PC build to Twitch, even having some viewers to point him in the right direction couldn’t save him from his firey disaster.

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In addition to his viewers, Fastaction also had some friends in Discord who were experienced builders to help him through his first time.

For the first two hours of his stream all appeared to be going well, but as he stood the case up and attempted to get the system to post, the moment of truth came. Within seconds of pressing the power button, smoke puffed furiously out of the system, shocking the streamer.

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In what is every PC builder’s worst nightmare, something had clearly gone very wrong in the build process to cause such instant overheating.

Initially, it was unclear what the root of the problem was, meaning it could have been some of the most expensive components, such as the CPU or GPU that was the issue.

Thankfully, it appears that the only real damage was to some of the PC’s fans but, to be sure, the streamer was taking the whole build to Microcenter to have it checked out by an expert.

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Hopefully no major parts were damaged, as they could prove costly to replace. One of the dangers of building your own PC is that you may not have any warranty to fall back on if something goes wrong.

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Thankfully the streamer wasn’t hurt, and it’s a valuable learning experience at the very least. It’s also helped bring some more attention to his Twitch channel, with the moment the PC went up in smoke now going viral around Reddit and social media, so it’s not all bad.

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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.