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LoL pro Hakuho explains why Yuumi is so overpowered

Published: 7/Jun/2019 10:21 Updated: 7/Jun/2019 11:01

by Joe O'Brien


Echo Fox Support Nickolas ‘Hakuho’ Surgent has explained why new League of Legends champion Yuumi is so powerful for professional players.

Yuumi the Magical Cat is the latest champion to be released for League of Legends, a literal cat who floats around on a magic book, and is designed to be played as a Support.


The distinguishing feature of Yuumi, and what makes her particularly well-suited to playing in a duo lane as a Support, is her unique Attached mechanic. Yuumi can become Attached to friendly champions, becoming untargetable by all damage except from turrets, and her abilities fire from the location of the ally champion.

When Yuumi was first released she found little success in ranked play, debuting with the worst win-rate ever in fact, which Riot responded to with some quick buffs. At the highest level, she’s now even considered overpowered, almost universally being banned out in the professional leagues around the world.


Riot GamesYuumi has been almost universally banned in professional games since her release.

When asked about how Riot should go about balancing the new champion, Hakuho argued that it might be impossible for the champion to be balanced for both professional play, in which teams can maximize synergies between champions, and online play in which such a team-play reliant champion might be punished.

“She’s a safe enchanter, you can never die, and you get free poke in lane,” Hakuho said, “I kind of think they have to balance it around pro play and just accept that her solo queue win rate might be garbage.”

Despite recognizing that the champion might be too powerful right now, Hakuho did say he “[has] a lot of fun with Yuumi even though she’s perma-banned.” Not all of his fellow pros share the sentiment, however, with OpTic Gaming’s William ‘Meteos’ Hartman describing her as the worst champion in League of Legends and “the embodiment of what I dislike about the game.”


Hakuho’s Echo Fox kicked off the Summer Split of the LCS with a bang in week one, pulling off an upset over LCS Spring champions and MSI finalists Team Liquid, who in Spring managed to go seven games before suffering their first loss.


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.