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New TikTok trend makes esports fashion go viral

Published: 5/Jul/2020 14:25 Updated: 5/Jul/2020 14:55

by Joe Craven

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A new TikTok trend, ‘What I’d wear if…’, has started to take off where esports fans show off outfits they’d wear as members of different organizations.

TikTok trends are a constant and evolving cycle of memes, music and dances. As the Beijing-based app has grown exponentially, so have the number of people making and watching TikToks. Accompanying this growth has been countless ‘trends’ – similar TikToks made around a common theme.

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Although some have been denounced as inappropriate, most are enjoyed as harmless fun. And now there’s a new one for esports fans specifically.

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TikTok has become one of the world’s most popular social media apps.

In this latest trend, TikTok stars showcase different outfits, that they’d wear if they were members of varying esports organizations. This includes some of biggest orgs in the world, such 100 Thieves, FaZe Clan and Luminosity Gaming.

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One content creator, known as Amethystt, seems to have kicked things off by sharing her TikTok on Twitter, showing off what she’d wear to Twitch Con if she was a member of different organizations.

As a Luminosity member, she showcased pigtails and reflective sunglasses, while her 100 Thieves outfit was a red vest and black beanie, matching the colors of Nadeshot’s organization perfectly.

Another Twitch streamer, known as Bailey, shared her version of the TikTok trend. Her 100 Thieves outfit also includes a beanie, but a read one paired with an oversized black hoodie. Her FaZe outfit is also unique, while also adding in Team Liquid and TSM.

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Whether the trend really takes off like some others remains to be seen, but it’s certainly a creative look at how fashion and esports can intersect.

100 Thieves is perhaps the brand leading this charge most, with almost an equal focus on their apparel as their esports success.

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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.