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LCS team FlyQuest unveil tree planting campaign for 2020 season

Published: 25/Jan/2020 21:48 Updated: 25/Jan/2020 21:49

by Scott Robertson

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On opening day for the 2020 LCS spring split, FlyQuest announced their ‘Treequest’ campaign. The North American team plans to plant trees throughout the year, and the entire league is going to be able to contribute.

One of the most fascinating parts of League of Legends is the jungle. Filled with fascinating creatures and lush trees, the jungle is, of course, also home to the jungler player, which is a role that dominated the LCS offseason.

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Prior to the 2020 spring split, numerous high-profile junglers departed their teams for new destinations. Immortals saw William ‘Meteos’ Hartman leave for 100 Thieves, but were able to fill the void with the massive acquisition of Jake ‘Xmithie’ Puchero. The reigning MVP in Dennis ‘Svenskeren’ Johnsen turned to the dark side, leaving C9 for Evil Geniuses.

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The reigning MVP, jungler Svenskeren, took his talents to EG this past offseason.

Despite all the changes at that role, the actual jungle itself largely remains the same except for a handful of subtle alterations.

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But one team in FlyQuest are looking to leave a positive change on the actual jungles and forests of the world, as they announced their TreeQuest campaign on LCS opening day, January 25.

TreeQuest is the first step in the organization’s Go Green Initiative for 2020, and will see them plant trees through the OneTreePlanted non-profit by getting kills, playing objectives, and racking up wins.

For every kill the organization will plant one tree, for every win they will plant 100, and for every Ocean Drake claimed by any team during any LCS match, they will plant 10 trees.

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The Go Green Initiative that the team is pursuing this year is represented in some of their merch and branding, which features floral design and the #GoGreen tag. They’re also giving out Ikebana floral arrangements at their LCS tailgate.

After a decent 2019 spring split that saw the team finish with a 9-9 record, they struggled in the summer, finishing that split with a 5-13 record that was second-to-last in the league, just one game ahead of Echo Fox.

FlyQuest are looking to improve this split after the moves they made during the offseason, signing a reliable support in Lee ‘IgNar’ Dong-geun from Europe and a very solid midlaner in Tristan ‘PowerOfEvil’ Schrage.

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The team has yet to finish above 4th place in any split since joining the LCS at the beginning of 2017. They kick off their 2020 campaign against Immortals.

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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.