Tory Lanez hits back at claims that he wasn’t actually playing Friday Fortnite - Dexerto
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Tory Lanez hits back at claims that he wasn’t actually playing Friday Fortnite

Published: 1/Jun/2019 10:35 Updated: 1/Jun/2019 10:48

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular rapper Tory Lanez has hit out at players and fans following his insane plays during KEEMSTAR’s Friday Fortnite tournament, as some suggested it wasn’t actually him playing.

Before Epic Games announced that they would be investing $100 million into their esports prize pool for the year, hosting tournaments such as the weekly World Cup Qualifiers, Friday Fortnite was seen as the biggest tournament of the week and featured many of the top players battling it out.

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The tournament was hosted by KEEMSTAR, who announced the return of Friday Fortnite after FaZe Banks decided to use the money they collected from Tfue amid the contract drama, to sponsor the tournament’s prize pool for a few weeks.

SypherPK / TwitchSypherPK was impressed watching Tory Lanez rack up kills vs Aydan and Elevate.

The Canadian rapper, Tory Lanez was among some of the biggest names in gaming for the return of the fan-favorite tournament, and he had some choice words for people who didn’t believe he was playing, after beating some of the tournament favorites, Ghost Aydan and 100 Thieves’ Elevate.

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Although Tory Lanez was streaming on Twitch during the first few rounds of the tournament, many fans were skeptical that it was him playing as he did not have a webcam or a microphone on during his stream.

Tory Lanez posted a short video addressing some of the claims and stated that people were just mad because of how good he was, saying “I came and bodied a bunch of y’all on Fortnite. I’m a rapper and y’all mad because I bodied you?”

He then told popular streamer, SypherPK that he could have the win in their scheduled match, as they were both part of the same team, Luminosity Gaming, saying, “Yo Sypher, You can have the next game bro, you’re Luminosity imma give it to you.”

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Tory Lanez went on to play the Loser’s Quarterfinal out after he had turned the stream offline and did end up falling to SypherPK and High Distortion placing top 6 in the tournament.

Despite the controversy, Friday Fortnite was seen as a massive success overall as viewer numbers rivaled that of the Fortnite World Cup Qualifiers, with over 10 million unique viewers.

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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.