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Is Ewok the next Twitch streamer heading to Mixer?

Published: 14/Nov/2019 5:38 Updated: 22/Jan/2020 12:30

by Andrew Amos

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FaZe Clan Fortnite Battle Royale streamer Soleil ‘Ewok’ Wheeler might be the next streamer to join the likes of Michael ‘shroud’ Grzemiek and Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins on Mixer, after she posted a cryptic announcement on Twitter.

The streamer wars have been heating up recently, with Twitch looking to close the flood gates as big personalities flock from the platform left, right, and center. 

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Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop from 100 Thieves recently moved his CouRageous crew over to YouTube Gaming, while Ninja and Shroud headline a bunch of top streamers now using Microsoft’s competitor to Twitch.

The deals are expected to keep on coming though, with Ewok rumored to be the next streamer to depart to greener pastures on an exclusive deal.

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The 32 second clip posted to Ewok’s Twitter late on November 13 was as short and cryptic as they come. Featuring Ewok by herself with a couple of paint cans, she whips out a paintbrush and draws a few shapes on the blank wall in front of her.

Using the colors teal and pink, which she features so prominently on her stream, she mixed them together to create a blue hue on the wall. The color she makes at the end looks similar to the main blue of Mixer.

This small announcement drove fans into a frenzy, speculating wildly about the big news that Ewok was going to make in the future. Most suspected that it was going to be a move to the up-and-coming streaming site who has already poached great talent off Twitch before.

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Who is Ewok?

Ewok burst onto everyone’s screens after Timothy ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar chose to host the 13-year-old deaf streamer in March 2019. She exploded from a few hundred followers to 10,000 almost overnight, and her popularity kept skyrocketing in the months after that.

She streams primarily Fortnite to an audience of around 200 dedicated viewers, but she has become one of the faces of the game’s vastly diverse community, attending many Pro-Am events.

She signed to FaZe Clan in July 2019, less than one year after starting her Twitch channel, becoming the first female streamer in the incredibly popular organization.

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Twitter: EwokEwok joined FaZe Clan in July 2019 as their first female streamer.

A move to Mixer for her would be a new beginning on Microsoft’s streaming platform, who is looking to overtake Twitch as the number one gaming live stream site in the world. Pulling in big names like Ninja and shroud have driven more people to the platform than ever before, and the big hits are expected to keep coming.

There’s no set date for when her announcement is going to go live, or what it even entails, but given the hype around the streamer, it’s sure to be a big one regardless.

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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.