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xQc stunned by ‘confusing’ YouTube video strike

Published: 4/Oct/2019 15:29 Updated: 4/Oct/2019 15:54

by Connor Bennett

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Popular Twitch streamer Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel was left stunned after discovering that his YouTube channel had received a strike following a recent reaction upload.

While fans can watch back clips and vods to gather highlights from streams they may have missed, many streamers have gone one step further – transferring parts of their Twitch broadcasts to their YouTube channel. 

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Some broadcasters like YogCast member Sips may argue that it’s not a great idea due to YouTube’s monetization issues, it gives fans a bitesize way to watch one of their better games, hilarious moments, or as the opportunity to watch react to a number of videos, which is something that xQc does, but also something that he may want to keep an eye on.

Twitch/xQcxQc is one of Twitch’s most popular streamers.

During his October 3 stream, the former Overwatch League professional was alerted to a potential issue when his chat filled up with DMCA and copyright spam from his audience. 

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He immediately checked his YouTube channel and was greeted with a violation of community guidelines message due to the platform’s ‘child safety policy.’ “Yo! Excuse me?” xQc immediately called out, stunned by what he’d been greeted with. 

The popular streamer even sought out the problematic upload, only to discover that it was a reaction video to something that already has over 40 million views. 

“Forty million views! Forty. Forty million views. I reupload the reacting with like 100k views and I get banned for it – I’m confused,” xQc added in the aftermath. 

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Following the conclusion of his discovery, the French-Canadian even took to Twitter to get some more eyes on his warning from YouTube – including an explanation as to why he felt it was wrong. 

“I believe this is a mistake and would like to have this problem resolved. Thank you,” he said, concluding his brief statement about the matter. 

Whether or not the streamer will get the issue resolved remains to be seen, but as of writing, he hasn’t made any further tweets about the matter and hasn’t gone live on Twitch for the day. We’ll be sure to keep you updated with any information as it becomes available. 

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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.