League of Legends star Jensen isn't impressed with Cloud9's new mid-laner - Dexerto
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League of Legends star Jensen isn’t impressed with Cloud9’s new mid-laner

Published: 16/Jan/2019 11:03 Updated: 16/Jan/2019 17:52

by Joe O'Brien

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Star mid-laner Nicolaj ‘Jensen’ Jensen has opened up about his major move to Team Liquid for 2019.

One of the biggest blockbuster moves of the off-season saw Cloud9’s star mid-laner join direct rivals Team Liquid, after beginning his pro career and spending more than three years with his now-former organization.

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The change stunned many fans, as though Liquid had dominated domestically, beating Cloud9 in the grand finals of the Summer Split to claim their second LCS title of the year, it was arguably Cloud9 who ended the 2018 season on a higher note.

At the League of Legends World Championships, Cloud9 made history for North America by reaching the semi-finals, the first NA team to do so since the Season One Championship, while Team Liquid failed to escape the group stages.

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LoL EsportsJensen made his name as Cloud9’s iconic player of recent years.

In place of their former star player, Cloud9 have signed Yasin ‘Nisqy’ Dinçer, formerly of Splyce, who at the very least doesn’t have the resume that Jensen boasted.

In a recent interview with Travis Gafford, Jensen revealed why he decided to make the change, and what he thinks of his replacement on Cloud9.

“He’s probably a solid player, but I think he’s a downgrade from their last mid-laner,” he said of Nisqy. Jensen did reveal he expects Nisqy to start over Cloud9’s other mid-laner, Greyson ‘GoldenGlue’ Gilmer, although he expects both to see play time.

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As is tradition, the new season of the LCS will kick off with a rematch of the previous split’s grand final. As a result, Jensen’s very first outing for his new squad will be facing off against his former team to launch the new year of the league.

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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.