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League of Legends All-Star event 2019: Dates, players, TFT, more

Published: 17/Sep/2019 10:53 Updated: 17/Sep/2019 11:53

by Kamil Malinowski

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The annual League of Legends All-Star event is back and it’s bigger than ever, featuring new game modes and fan-favorite players. 

The LoL All-Star event is an annual event hosted by Riot Games where players and community members chosen by fans battle it out in competitive matches and entertaining game modes to raise money for charity.

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It will once again be hosted at the Esports Arena in Las Vegas, where 64 players will compete in six different game modes.

The Korean HeraldFan favorites like Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok are likely to make another All-Star appearance.

When is the 2019 LoL All-Star event?

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The All-Star event is once again hosted shortly after the World Championships, taking place from December 5-7. A schedule has not yet been released by Riot Games, however, it is likely the event will run during the evenings in Pacific Time, like last year’s event.

Who is playing at the 2019 LoL All-Star event?

Players are largely decided by a fan vote, with each esports region being able to send two players. The regions for this All-Star event are likely to be: NA, EU, CIS, Korea, China, Vietnam, Latin America, OCE, SEA, Japan, Turkey, League Masters Series, and Brazil. 

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Six more players will be picked by Riot Games, based on the outcome of the votes and they will be joined by LoL streamers, community members, and some of the biggest Teamfight Tactics personalities, resulting in 64 participants.  

Voting is not yet open but is set to be announced soon through Riot Games’ social media.

Riot GamesRasmus ‘Caps’ Borregaard Winther took home the 1v1 trophy of 2018’s All-Star event.

What game modes will be played at the 2019 LoL All-Star event?

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At this year’s event there will be six different game modes:

  • All-Star 1v1 Tournament
  • TFT Tournament
  • 5v5 Summoner’s Rift
  • Show Matches
  • URF mode (original blind pick, not ARURF)
  • Tandem mode

Most of these modes are available for players to play in-game except for tandem mode. This mode is a fan favorite where two teams of 10 players play a Summoner’s Rift match with a twist, players double up on a champion, with one player controlling the mouse and another controlling the keyboard.

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Teamfight Tactics comes into the All-Star event as the newest game mode, while the 2v2 tournament and Nexus Blitz seem to not be making a return.

Riot GamesLast year’s All-Star show match featured a competitive NA vs EU match.

Riot Games have also announced that the event may feature some surprises and even a few sneak peeks at new game content – it’s possible something entirely new may be revealed!

Not all the information for the event has been released, but we’ll make sure to update you as new information becomes available.

Entertainment

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.