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Invictus Gaming dominate G2 Esports to reach LoL World Championship finals

Published: 27/Oct/2018 10:21 Updated: 27/Oct/2018 10:23

by Joe O'Brien

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Invictus Gaming are the first team in the 2018 League of Legends World Championship finals.

Invictus took down G2 Esports in a dominant 3-0 sweep in the semi-finals to secure a shot at the Summoner’s Cup.

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Coming in off of a gruelling 3-2 victory against tournament favorites KT Rolster, Invictus found much less resistance in their semi-final match-up, sweeping aside G2 with relative ease.

G2 Esports entered the semi-finals themselves having taken down Royal Never Give Up, one of the big tournament favorites and the team that had beaten Invictus in both splits of the LPL this year. Unfortunately, iG proved a much tougher stylistic match-up for the European third seed.

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Where G2 have been incredibly strong in both mid and top lane, Invictus were even stronger. Incredible carry performances from iG top-laner Kang ‘TheShy’ Seung-lok in particular were too much for G2 to handle, put immediately on the back foot and never able to recover.

In the third game G2 managed to land some early blows for the first time in the series, but they weren’t able to build on the lead. Once again it was TheShy that came in huge to turn the game in iG’s favor, and the LPL team won the game and the series.

With such a convincing semi-finals performance, Invictus have made a strong case as the favorite for the trophy at this point, but they’ll still have one obstacle to overcome. Their final opponent will be decided by the other semi-final between Fnatic and Cloud9 on October 28.

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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.