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LoL coach gets emotional after relegating Jin Air Greenwings in LCK

Published: 11/Sep/2019 23:10 Updated: 11/Sep/2019 23:15

by Bill Cooney

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After HLE Esports knocked the Jin Air Greenwings out of the League of Legends LCK Spring 2020 Promotion Tournament, HLE head coach Kang “OnAir” Hyun-jong couldn’t help but get choked up at the departure of their fellow competitors.

The LCK Spring 2020 Promotion Tournament had the bottom two teams from the previous LCK split and the top two teams from previous Challengers split compete to see who would qualify for the Spring 2020 split.

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On the way to qualifying, Hanwha Life Esports (AKA HLE) fell to APK Prince in the first round of the tournament, before beating out Team Dynamics before facing Jin Air in the Qualifying round of the Loser’s Bracket.

An emotional win for HLE

The Jin Air Greenwings are a fan favorite in the LCK despite them not finding much success in LCK and failing to ever win the tournament. The team has also only been to one international tournament – The IEM Season 9 World Championship in 2015 in Katowice, Poland.

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This hasn’t damped Greenwings fans spirits though, who love the team despite their relative lack of success – and based on the emotional response from HLE, their fellow competitors enjoy having JAG around as well.

It was an emotional match and afterwords both teams had a hard time keeping it together – JAG obviously because they had been relegated and HLE for having to knock out their fellow LoL pros.

In the post game interview, HLE coach OnAir broke down after being asked how the day’s match went overall.

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“I cannot say I’m really happy that we won, it’s really sad because we’ve been together for a long time and Jin Air was always doing their best, their players were doing their best,” OnAir told the interviewer. “It’s really sad, we’re sorry we met in such a hard situation – so I just want to say that they did a great job to coach Han (H Dragon) and all the Jin Air players.”

What’s next for HLE and the Greenwings?

HLE qualified for the LCK Spring 2020 split with their win against Jin Air, along with APK Prince – who went undefeated in the tournament.

Meanwhile, the Greenwings will head down to the Challengers Korea (CK) tournament, which takes the 8 best League of Legends teams not playing in the LCK.

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Even though the tournament didn’t end the way Jin Air, or HLE, really wanted it to, the emotional match should give the Greenwings and their fans some fire to try and make it back into LCK.

We don’t have an exact start date for the LCK 2020 Spring Split, but the 2019 split started on January 16, 2019, so a similar start date in 2020 wouldn’t be surprising.

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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.