League of Legends: TSM Zven explains why EU teams are "trolling" NA at Rift Rivals - Dexerto
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League of Legends: TSM Zven explains why EU teams are “trolling” NA at Rift Rivals

Published: 29/Jun/2019 10:31 Updated: 29/Jun/2019 16:34

by Daniel Cleary


League of Legends after a disappointing group stage at Rift Rivals 2019.

League of Legends’ Rift Rivals event makes for entertaining matches between the top teams from NA and EU, as players get a break from competing in their regular season to compete for their region.


Following G2 Esports’ incredible win at MSI 2019, many expected the European teams to come out on top in the tournament, despite many NA pros claiming the gap was between the regions had closed.

Riot GamesTSM Zven with new lane partner Smoothie, watching his former duo Mithy compete.

The group stages of Rift Rivals concluded with EU winning out 6-3 over NA which included a lot of one sided games from the LEC stars.


In his post game interview vs Fnatic, TSM star Zven explained what he had taken from Europe’s strong showing at the event, saying, “this tournament is a learning experience for everyone, it’s good that we get smashed like this, it’s an eye opener for NA as a region.”

The Danish star followed up by claiming that the only reason North American teams were getting any wins was due to European teams taking the event less seriously, adding, “We can laugh but we’re really bad, the games that TL and C9 are winning, their opponents are just trolling.”

Zven also claimed that the European team’s off-meta champion drafts were likely being used as a chance to try new things rather than trying to win, saying, “Overall EU came to the tournament and they’re actually just trolling in draft and their not even trying like half to win, it feels bad but it’s a good eye opener for Worlds.”


The LCS teams can still come out on top on the final day of Rift Rivals 2019, despite having a rough showing in the first few days, however, it is clear that Zven feels NA have a lot of catching up to do.

The next time these two regions will compete against each other after Rift Rivals will be at Worlds 2019 which will take place in Europe later this year and NA teams will be hoping to take home their first major international title in years.


Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos


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.


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.


“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.


“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.”


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.


“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.