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League of Legends veteran Huni set to join new team for 2019 season

Published: 23/Nov/2018 22:19 Updated: 23/Nov/2018 23:08

by Wyatt Donigan

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For the fifth time in as many seasons, Heo ‘Huni’ Seung-hoon will be joining a new League of Legends team. 

After a week of big moves by many teams in the league, Clutch Gaming saved one of the biggest for last as they will reportedly sign Heo ‘Huni’ Seung-hoon for the 2019 season.

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According to a report from ESPN Esports’ Jacob Wolf, Huni will be joining a Clutch Gaming roster that has a ton of highly desirable players that sets up a “flexible free agency period.”

Riot GamesHuni with the Echo Fox roster that placed third during the 2018 NA LCS Spring Split.

Huni got his start with Fnatic in 2015 before heading to North America to compete with Immortals for the 2016 season. He then played with SK Telecom T1 in 2017 where the team eventually came in second during the World Championship. 

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After losing to Samsung Galaxy at Worlds, Huni came back to North America to compete with Echo Fox during the 2018 season. While they finished third during the Spring Split, the team went through much turmoil in the Summer Split that eventually led to a slew of last-minute roster moves mid-split.  

Both Echo Fox and Clutch made bids for Huni during the offseason, but he ultimately went with Clutch for the 2019 season.

Riot GamesHuni during his stint with SK Telecom T1 during the 2017 season.

In addition to the Huni signing, Clutch also initiated the transfer of Fabian ‘Febiven’ Diepstraten to Misfits this week.

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Huni will be joining a Clutch team that has plenty of pieces that could get shuffled around in the coming weeks. They have two AD carriers, Apollo ‘Apollo’ Price and Chae ‘Piglet’ Gwang-jin, and two supports, Nickolas ‘Hakuho’ Surgent and Philippe ‘Vulcan’ Laflamme.

With just about every major region undergoing heavy amounts of turnover during this tumultuous offseason, this likely won’t be the last move we see Clutch Gaming make.

Here’s what Clutch’s incomplete roster would look like after the latest set of roster moves:

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  • Colin ‘Solo’ Earnest – Top 
  • Heo ‘Huni’ Seung-hoon – Top 
  • Nam ‘LirA’ Tae-yoo – Jungle 
  • Apollo ‘Apollo’ Price – AD Carry 
  • Chae ‘Piglet’ Gwang-jin – AD Carry 
  • Nickolas ‘Hakuho’ Surgent – Support
  • Philippe ‘Vulcan’ Laflamme – Support
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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.