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xQc threatened with copyright strike during IRL stream

Published: 23/Sep/2019 10:00 Updated: 23/Sep/2019 10:16

by Matt Porter

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Popular Twitch broadcaster Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel got threatened with a copyright strike while livestreaming himself and a group of friends in a Dave & Busters.

The Canadian is one of the most popular streamers on the platform, thanks to his incredible reactions while playing games like Overwatch, in which he is a former professional player.

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Occasionally the 23-year-old will break out IRL streams, and on Sunday, September 22, xQc headed out to a Dave & Busters arcade with some fellow streamers, but got threatened by the location’s manager during the broadcast.

Robert Paul for Blizzard EntertainmentA Dave & Busters employee was upset when he briefly appeared in xQc’s stream.

After playing arcade games with his crew, including other popular Twitch stars like pokelawls and Mizkif, the group headed into the location’s store, eager to spend the 15,000 tickets they had earned on some cool prizes to take home with them.

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As they tried out a yo-yo, pokelawls, xQc, and the gang were approached by a manager of the facility, who made it clear he didn’t want to be filmed and even threatened to make a copyright claim against them.

“Are you guys recording?’ asked the employee, with the group confirming that they were. “Do you ask people’s permission? Because if you see my face anywhere on the screen, blur my face. Straight up, I will copyright strike.”

The group didn’t seem particularly worried about the prospect, with xQc joking about fellow streamer Alinity Divine, who was involved in a public spat with Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg after claiming a video in which he criticized her.

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“I heard about someone who did that,” the former Overwatch pro stated. “Her name was Alinity, and it was really bad.”

They did go on to apologize to the manager, even though it’s unlikely he would have been able to successfully claim the stream, confirming that they wouldn’t show him on camera again, with the group able to exchange their tickets for an acoustic guitar, some candy, and the yo-yo.

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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.