G2 Esports League of Legends star Perkz hints at massive change coming in his future - Dexerto
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G2 Esports League of Legends star Perkz hints at massive change coming in his future

Published: 28/Nov/2018 12:15 Updated: 28/Nov/2018 12:24

by Joe O'Brien

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G2 Esports’ star mid-laner Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković has revealed that he’s set for a major career change.

One of the top-performing mid-laners in the EU LCS for the last three years, Perkz seems to have confirmed a rather stunning report about his future.

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As the off-season progresses, not only are more and more teams confirming parts or all of their rosters, but some players are beginning to realize that they won’t be able to find a spot in the league of their choice.

One of the latest players to make an announcement about their future is Perkz, who made a rather specific claim about his future.

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In a recent tweet, Perkz stated that he won’t be appearing as a starting mid-laner in the newly-rebranded LEC.

For a player of Perkz’ caliber, fans might have reacted with horror to such an omission, but fortunately his new destination has already been revealed.

A report by ESPN shortly after the off-season officially kicked off on November 19 revealed that G2 were set to acquire Fnatic mid-laner Rasmus ‘Caps’ Winther, and that Perkz would instead be role-swapping to the AD Carry position.

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Caps’ departure from Fnatic has since been officially confirmed, and his addition to G2 leaked by the Fnatic owner himself, but Perkz’ tweet seemingly corroborates an upcoming role-swap. The move would see the top two EU mid-laners of recent years playing side-by-side in the same squad, albeit at different positions.

G2 Esports have yet to officially confirm any changes to their roster for the coming season.

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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.