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League of Legends streamer shows how to pull off genius Syndra tactic

Published: 19/Sep/2019 13:07 Updated: 19/Sep/2019 13:28

by Joe O'Brien

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Team Liquid League of Legends streamer MidBeast demonstrated a clever technique with Syndra while playing against Annie.

MidBeast was playing Syndra in a competitive game when he found himself under pressure in the mid lane after the enemy Thresh appeared from the river, attempting to help his own mid-laner, Annie, secure a kill.

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Not only was MidBeast able to survive the gank attempt with some fancy footwork, he also earned a kill for himself by utilizing a unique interaction between Annie and Syndra.

MidBeast’s initial attack had left the Annie very weak, but she was able to get too far out of range for him to finish the kill directly. She had, however, left behind Tibbers, the bear that appears as her ultimate ability.

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Riot GamesMidBeast’s play exploited an interaction with Annie’s Tibbers.

Using Syndra’s Force of Will (W) to pick up Tibbers, MidBeast carried him towards his own tower, away from Annie, before throwing him forward. Tibbers has a maximum distance he can be from Annie, after which he will teleport back to her – and when he did, he took the Force of Will damage with him, finishing off the kill.

Midbeast was impressed by his own outplay, but he might have sold himself a little short on estimating just how clever it was.

“Oh my god! Come on guys, please, how many IQ was that?” MidBeast laughed. “At least seven…teen.”

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This is obviously an incredibly niche interaction that takes a very specific set of circumstances to pull off, but it’s still worth being aware of, as it certainly makes for an incredibly stylish kill should you ever pull it off.

The clip also speaks to the depth of League of Legends that has helped keep it as one of the most popular games in the world, with Riot recently revealing incredibly high player counts. With nearly 150 champions in the game, there are a huge number of nuances and interactions to learn for those who want to find every possible advantage.

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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.