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Doublelift says 100 Thieves’ Bang has “got a lot worse” since moving to NA

Published: 13/Jul/2019 16:44 Updated: 13/Jul/2019 18:34

by Daniel Cleary


League of Legends World champion, Bae ‘Bang’ Jun-sik has fallen off after his move to the 100 Thieves roster.

Since moving to North America to join the 100 Thieves roster, Bang has struggled to find much success with his squad, even finishing in last place during the LCS 2019 Spring Split.


Although 100 Thieves had been on somewhat of an upswing from their slump, the Team Liquid star, Doublelift, admitted to Upcomer that he feels Bang’s individual skill level has also taken a hit.

Riot GamesDoublelift is often regarded as the best North American ADC in League of Legends.

The two ADC stars clashed on July 7, which saw a shaky Team Liquid edge out the victory over 100 Thieves in what was a closer game than many had expected from the first placed LCS team.


During his interview with Upcomer, Doublelift revealed that Bang had dramatically dropped off in his eyes since debuting at the LCS Arena, when asked bout the current state of North American bot laners. 

“I actually think Bang got a lot worse since coming here. At first he was really strong, and I was really impressed with his play, and now I’m not.”

LoL Esports/Riot Games100 Thieves have had some struggles since the addition of Bang.

Despite Doublelift’s doubts about on the Korean star, many fans feel as if Bang has been much improved recently, since 100 Thieves began to shuffle their roster around, and that he was a major contributor to some of their recent success.


With the latest 100 Thieves changes now allowing the team to play around the bottom lane of Bang and Aphromoo more, the team seems to have a new wave of confidence which lead to them picking up wins in recent weeks.

100 Thieves are currently sitting in 8th place but will need to make it into the top six to guarantee themselves a spot in the 2019 Summer Split Playoffs in Detroit.

As it stands, Doublelift and Team Liquid still managed to retain their spot at number one in the LCS standings even with the shaky 1-1 weekend overall.


Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos


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.


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.


“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.


“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.”


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.


“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.