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Pro LoL coach wanted by police for “fraud and computer misuse”

Published: 25/Sep/2019 3:33 Updated: 25/Sep/2019 4:17

by Andrew Amos

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A professional League of Legends coach is wanted by North Yorkshire Police in England over a series of fraud and computer misuse offenses dating back to 2014.

Turkish League coach Aykut ‘Turkinator’ Baskal has helped lead some of Turkey’s best teams onto the world stage, but he is now being chased down by British police.

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The former coach of 1907 Fenerbahçe is wanted over “fraud and computer misuse” charges, dating back to 2014.

Twitter: FBesporTurkinator is wanted by North Yorkshire Police on charges of fraud and computer misuse.

According to a report by the BBC, Turkinator is wanted over “a series of frauds which took place between January 2014 and December 2015.” He had also missed a previous court appearance in August 2017.

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The police believe he is currently in Turkey since the TCL season has just wrapped up, but he has ties to people in the United Kingdom.

Turkinator was the coach of 1907 Fenerbahçe Esports from November 2018 to August 2019, and has coached other Turkish League of Legends teams since 2017. He was released by the organisation on August 26 when his contract expired.

He has worked alongside players like Park ‘Untara’ Ui-jin, formerly of SK Telecom T1, as well as Misfits’ Thomas ‘Kirei’ Yuen. He helped Fenerbahçe qualify for MSI 2019, where the team then failed to make it out of play-ins after going 4-2 in the round robin.

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He is notorious in the Turkish League of Legends community for allegedly drop hacking and DDOSing high elo games, as well as being generally toxic to other players.

However, the announcement of him being a wanted criminal has shocked members of the League community in Europe. 

Timotej ‘Zen’ Štempihar, who worked with Turkinator as a coach at Fenerbahçe, said that “I disagreed with him on many things while I was in Turkey, but I never would have guessed he was actually wanted by the British Police and is a suspected criminal.”

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1907 Fenerbahce failed to qualify for Worlds 2019 after making it to MSI earlier this year. 

The team fell to their worst performance in history with a sixth place finish in TCL 2019 Summer, with the Turkish slot at Worlds going over to Royal Youth.

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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.