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Tyler1 hits back at IWillDominate after “slandering” claims

Published: 6/Mar/2020 6:44

by Andrew Amos

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League of Legends streamers Christian ‘IWillDominate’ Rivera and Tyler ‘Tyler1’ Steinkamp have been caught up in controversy, with the former pro claiming Tyler1 has been “slandering” him. Now, the ADC-turned-jungler has fired back.

Tyler1 and IWillDominate have been the subjects of a very public rift this week. Dom, a former pro jungler for Team Liquid, has slammed the solo queue star for “publicly slandering” him, saying the streamer’s “banter” in solo queue is outright toxic.

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However, Tyler1 isn’t taking the claims laying down. The streamer replied to Dom’s remarks just hours after he sent them, saying his fellow jungle main is taking it the “wrong way.”

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Tyler1 has hit back at claims he “publicly slandered” IWillDominate.

Sparks started flying on March 5 after a viewer in Dom’s Twitch chat asked whether the two streamers were on friendly terms with each other. Once upon a time they were, but things have changed in recent months.

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“Am I still friends with Tyler? Absolutely not,” Dom asserted. “Why would I be friends with somebody like that? That would not make sense.

“Somebody goes live, publicly slanders you multiple times, lies, you play Twitch Rivals against them, the games you win [against] them they just permanently sh*t talk you, gets their community to sh*t on you permanently. Why would I be friends with someone like that?”

He said that Tyler’s conduct in-game, as well as out of it, has stepped over the line of being banter, to the point of being toxic.

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“There’s banter between friends, like when me and Moe [Yassuo] banter, you can tell what banter is and when two people really dislike each other.”

However, Tyler1 has hit back at Dom. The AD-carry-turned-jungler said Dom was taking his “banter” too seriously, and his intentions were never to talk down to the former pro.

“Dom ⁠— no, he’s trolling,” he said. “I don’t even know what to say, he cannot be serious. It’s like when I sh*t talk in all chat, Dom, I don’t hate you. I’m not publicly slandering you, you idiot. You absolute idiot. You don’t need to get triggered, it’s literally banter.

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“God, there’s a wrong way to take it, and then there’s a right way to take it. Like me and Nightblue right now are bantering right, and Nightblue is throwing it back, and I’m throwing it to nightblue, like I don’t know what to say, it’s so insane.”

The beef between the two streamers has spilled out into the public domain, with everyone taking sides. After a “hate thread” popped up on the subreddit ‘livestreamfail’, Dom stated he’s had to defend himself against “biased” pundits.

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“I don’t think it affects me like it used to but it sure is tiring,” he said on Twitter. “Most people can’t be unbiased, or don’t care to, and just want to have an opinion which is partly because of the way Reddit works.”

The two streamers don’t seem to be making up to each other any time soon, and while one could hope for the storm to pass over, their communities might be fighting tooth and nail for their favorite streamer for some time yet.

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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.