Prolly reveals the biggest issue for 100 Thieves in terrible 2019 LoL season - Dexerto
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Prolly reveals the biggest issue for 100 Thieves in terrible 2019 LoL season

Published: 17/Jun/2019 8:30 Updated: 17/Jun/2019 8:49

by Joe O'Brien

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100 Thieves League of Legends coach Neil ‘pr0lly’ Hammad gave a candid interview on the state of the team after their poor start to the LCS Summer Split.

The organization had an impressive League of Legends debut in 2018, reaching the LCS finals in spring and securing a spot at the World Championship in their first year.

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Despite making roster changes that were expected to only improve the team on paper for 2019, this year 100T have fallen off significantly, finishing last in the Spring split and kicking off Summer with four consecutive losses.

As the team headed into the third week of the split, head coach Prolly spoke with Travis Gafford about what has been going wrong with the team, and how they’re looking to fix it.

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“I think last split was more than just lack of team cohesion, and I think this split we’ve fixed almost all of the other issues, and we have not fixed the team cohesion yet.”

“It’s kind of a mix between communication and trust [issues]. It leads to a lot of these times where you’re seeing something not happening, because usually for the game to progress it’s not one guy doing it, it’s usually like all four pieces have to move in synchronicity.”

Riot Games100 Thieves have had a difficult 2019 season so far.

Prolly revealed that rather than taking a real break in the off-season after Spring, he focused on learning to improve himself as a coach, while they evaluated which areas of the team needed to change.

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Mid-laner Max ‘Soligo’ Soong and Support Zaqueri ‘aphromoo’ Black apparently spent the off-season boot-camping in South Korea, during which they hit the necessary targets to remain on the starting roster for Summer. For week three, however, Soligo was replaced with Academy mid Ryu ‘Ryu’ Sang-wook, who was previously the LCS starter for 2018.

100 Thieves did finally pick up their first win in week three of the LCS Summer Split, defeating Echo Fox. As a result, they no longer sit in dead last, but are instead tied with both Echo Fox and FlyQuest at a 1-5 record.

Whether the result can mark the beginning of a turn-around for 100 Thieves remains to be seen, but with six teams currently tied for first at a 4-2 record, it’s already looking like 100T would have to pull off something spectacular if they hope to reach the Summer playoffs.

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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.