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xQc explains why shroud leaving Twitch for Mixer is “lost potential”

Published: 18/Apr/2020 23:19

by Brent Koepp

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During his April 17 broadcast, Twitch star Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel explained to his viewers why Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek’s move to Mixer is “lost potential” for the medium.

xQc is one of the top streamers on Twitch, as he dedicates an insane amount of time to broadcasts. While viewers may know him for his fast-talking rants and explosive personality, the Overwatch pro will give his insight into the industry from time to time.

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That is what happened during his latest broadcast, when a viewer asked him his thoughts on Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and shroud’s monumental deal in 2019 to sign exclusively to Mixer. The Canadian opened up about why he thinks the move wasn’t entirely worth it.

xQc explains why Mixer deals are “lost potential”

The streamer was in the middle of playing Call of Duty: Warzone, when a viewer asked him about his feelings on Mixer exclusivity deals. While he acknowledged their positive benefits, he also explained why he thinks they are problematic.

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“Yeah, it makes the industry go forward for everybody that these things happen. But at the same time there is a crazy amount of lost potential. A lot of muscle is lost when that happens. Which is very bad for everybody,” he said, before exclaiming that shroud’s viewership numbers would be bigger on Twitch.

“Look at Valorant. It got a lot of views, but shroud would have probably been 800k, or maybe even more,” he continued. Hasan ‘HasanAbi’ Piker, who was in the match with him, agreed and pointed out, “Even Tarkov. He was already organically playing it.”

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The Twitch star then explained why he felt shroud getting less eyes on his streams overall was not worth the money Microsoft paid. “The damage done is way bigger than whatever they paid him. Times 10. The lost potential is worth way more than whatever they paid him!”

The Canadian personality praised shroud, stating his importance to the FPS genre. “Shroud for FPS and for streaming overall is a crazy amount of muscle. It’s insane how much weight he carries. And having him on Mixer, with his fans, all of a sudden have no potential,” he said.

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As he wrapped up his rant, he stated that he believed all the growth the streamer would have gotten had he stayed on Twitch is being lost. “All those combined releases and crazy events… It’s exponential growth. That is completely lost. And that potential is worth millions of dollars.”

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xQc compared streamers who signed to Mixer to developers who go exclusive to a specific game store. In that they lose out on a major part of the market, as most players are on other, more popular platforms.

However, the Canadian also said that if Ninja and shroud were to ever come back to Twitch, they would not only get back their viewers, but would gain more due to the publicity and hype of their return.

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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.