Fnatic deny financial causes for loss of star player Caps, accidentally leak move to G2 - Dexerto
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Fnatic deny financial causes for loss of star player Caps, accidentally leak move to G2

Published: 25/Nov/2018 19:09 Updated: 26/Nov/2018 9:29

by Calum Patterson

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Fnatic have officially bid farewall to mid-laner Rasmus ‘Caps’ Winther after over two years of service, in which he helped the team secure two EU LCS playoff victories in 2018 and a grand final appearance at Worlds 2018.

The move was expected after reports from ESPN linking Caps with a move to LEC rivals G2 Esports, but fans were still disappointed to hear one of the fan favorites and standout performers would be switching allegiance.

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The 2018 EU LCS Summer Split MVP was the best in his role in Europe throughout 2018, and at only 18 years old is arguably the brightest prospect in League of Legends.

In the official post, Fnatic described Caps as someone who “helped us define the Fnatic way”, with “endless belief in his own ability and his own potential.”

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In a report from ESPN’s Jacob Wolf on November 20, sources claimed that Caps would be moving to G2 Esports, with G2’s Luka ‘PerkZ’ Perković remaining with the team but role-swapping from mid to the AD Carry position.

According to reports, G2 have already confirmed the signing of Mihael ‘Mikyx’ Mehle from Misfits, although have made no official announcement at the time of writing.

After the move, fans begin to speculate that the loss of arguably the team’s best player may have been because of financial pressures.

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However, Fnatic founder and Chairman Sam Matthews dispelled these rumors on Twitter, saying that the organization will invest double into League of Legends over 2019.

Unfortunately, Matthews also inadvertently leaked Caps next move in a farewell tweet, saying he hopes G2 will treat him well.

Image via Reddit.

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Caps also gave a statement on his departure from Fnatic, thanking them and saying that if the situation had been different, he would have stayed with the organization for the rest of his career.

“If I had not joined Fnatic, I would probably not be here today – for that I will always be grateful. Through multiple iterations in staff and players to get there, we had two incredible years.

I am very confident that I would have loved staying at Fnatic for the rest of my career. But I have made the decision to move because I want to make the very most out of life and, right now, I see myself doing that elsewhere.

Nonetheless, I know Fnatic will perform well in the years to come and I personally hope this could be the beginning of an even better performance from LEC internationally.”

The first split of the newly franchised League of Legends European Championship (LEC) begins on January 19, where fans can expect to see Caps in G2 colors facing off against his old team.

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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.