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How JackeyLove became the heir to Uzi’s throne

Published: 6/Jul/2020 10:45 Updated: 6/Jul/2020 11:08

by Shane King

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With legendary AD Carry Jian ‘Uzi’ Zi-Hao recently retiring, League of Legends has a vacancy for a new king of the bot lane and Yu ‘JackeyLove’ Wen-Bo looks to be the heir to the throne. 

There are plenty of superstar AD Carries competing at the top level of LoL, but perhaps the best candidate to fill Uzi’s sizeable shoes is Yu ‘JackeyLove’ Wen-Bo. At just 19-years-old, he already has an LPL victory and a World Championship under his belt.

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JackeyLove was signed by Invictus Gaming in 2016 but he was not eligible to play in the LPL at this time due to age restrictions but he could compete in the regional NEST tournament. During this run, he managed to take down Uzi’s RNG on his way to winning the whole tournament at the age of 16.

But despite a supersonic rise after making his LPL debut in 2018, JackeyLove was cast aside once IG started to show cracks. He spent much of the 2020 Spring split without a team, but a move to TOP Esports finally got him back on the rift. Immediately, JackeyLove demonstrated what he’s capable of, helping TOP to the LPL final and to a Mid-Season Cup victory over the best of China and South Korea.

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But, questions still remain. Can Jackeylove manage to carry the weight of expectation from all the Chinese fan base and follow in Uzi’s footsteps? Only time will tell.

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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.