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Twitch won’t return top Pokemon speedrunner’s hacked account

Published: 19/Jun/2019 10:37 Updated: 19/Jun/2019 11:40

by Matt Porter

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A world record-holding Pokemon speedrunner has revealed that Twitch are refusing to recover his channel after it was hacked and he lost control of it.

Exarion is widely recognized as one of, if not the best speedrunner in the world, which sees players attempting to complete games in the shortest time possible.

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The Minnesota native currently holds the fastest times for completing a number of Pokemon titles such as Red, Yellow, and Emerald, and regularly streams his attempts on his Twitch channel, but has lost control of his account.

Nintendo / The Pokemon CompanyExarion holds the world record on Pokemon Yellow among others.

The channel has since been removed entirely, and Exarion has revealed that despite an attempt to regain access to it, Twitch have so far refused to help him, despite his status as a Twitch partner.

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The streamer states that he filed a ticket about the issue with the service, and even though he provided information that the Amazon-owned platform asked for, they decided not to reinstate the channel and return ownership to him. The reason is currently unknown, but Dexerto have reached out for clarification.

“My partnered Twitch account was hacked, and I’m currently unable to access the account,” wrote Exarion on Twitter. “When I filed a ticket with Twitch and provided personal information, Twitch said they couldn’t grant me access.”

For streamers, losing their Twitch channel is a huge blow, as every day they spend unable to stream is more potential revenue gone in the form of lost viewership, advertizing, subscribers and even sponsorship deals.

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What makes matters worse for Exarion is that while many streamers see their account removed because they have broken Twitch’s rules, he has lost control of his channel through no fault of his own, but rather through the malicious actions of the hacker.

The speedrunner has reached out Twitch Support on Twitter for assistance, and has asked fans to retweet his message in the hopes that he can get his account back.

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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.