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LCS fans react to wild finish of hour long TSM-Immortals match

Published: 26/Jan/2020 23:11 Updated: 26/Jan/2020 23:12

by Scott Robertson

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One of the later matches on Saturday of the LCS opening weekend went over 61 minutes long, but despite the exciting final moments between Team SoloMid and Immortals, fans were mostly relieved just to see the hour-long game finally end.

It’s rare for LCS matches to become a marathon, rather than retain their typical sprint formula. Compared to its MOBA counterpart in Dota 2, professional League of Legends matches (especially those in North America) rarely run long, and almost never eclipse the sixty minute mark.

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But that was not the case on January 26, when Immortals played their second game of the new split, while Team SoloMid made their 2020 spring debut.

The hour of “action” ended suddenly when what looked like a teamfight that was about to break out, actually resulted in Immortals drawing TSM away from their nexus long enough to quickly widdle down its health and take the win.

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While Immortals were happy to take their first win of the weekend, fans of the LCS as a whole were happy to just watch the game finally end. The match was marred by a considerable lack of action, and saw indecisiveness plague TSM, who squandered an early lead.

A total of only 18 kills took place across the 61-minute match, nine for each side. On the League of Legends subreddit’s post-game thread, numerous fans called the match one of the worst they’d seen in years, while others questioned what they had even just watched.

Numerous well-known LCS personalities weighed in on the match as well. LCS reporter for ESPN Tyler ‘FionnOnFire’ Erzberger said the match “felt like a parody of an LCS game,” while interviewer Ovilee May mockingly remarked that it was “certainly a game of League of Legends.”

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Numerous organizations took shots at both teams as well, including fellow LCS team Dignitas and the reigning LEC champions in G2 Esports.

Freelance host for the LEC, Eefje ‘Sjokz’ Depoortere asked her Twitter followers for one-word descriptions for the match, and got answers that included “pain,” “miserable,” and just “NA.”

Even the LCS itself couldn’t help themselves from literally poking fun at the game.

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For the Immortals roster, they at least escaped with a win, despite it coming from one of the most unpopular and “painful” LCS matches in recent memory.

Their weekend is done, but TSM will have to regroup and face the reigning champions in Team Liquid.

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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.