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Knight: How the Golden Left Hand of League finally broke his championship curse

Published: 29/Jul/2020 12:49 Updated: 31/Jul/2020 9:12

by Shane King

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In a region known for its incredible raw talent and incredible landing prowess, one player has shown up to the party as arguably the best of them all. Zhuo ‘knight’ Ding, The Golden Left Hand of League.

Knight started out playing in a small internet cafe in his hometown getting Challenger at just the age of 15, but there is every chance he wasn’t even the best player in the building as another future LPL star Zeng ‘Yagao’ Qi was also getting started in the same cafe.

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The young star, then known as knight9, would rise through the LSPL and eventually get his chance in the top leagues but unfortunately, he would never get to show what he was truly capable of except for some crazy plays where he would leave fans drooling wanting more.

He would finally get his chance on TOP esports with a roster worthy of challenging for the title. The team has stars such as Hung ‘Karsa’ Hao-Hsuan and Yu “JackeyLove” Wen-Bo. The team would, unfortunately, fall at the final hurdle in Spring 2020 to a familiar face for Knight as Yagao’s rising team JDG took them down.

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After a successful run in the Mid Season Cup where the Chinese superstar would get his first taste of international success TOP are ready to take down LPL Summer and make a run for the World Championship. This is the story of how knight has broken his championship curse and is now coming for Worlds.

 

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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.