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Reckful pulls off epic clutch in Pokimane’s $15k Teamfight Tactics tournament

Published: 4/Jul/2019 21:50 Updated: 4/Jul/2019 22:08

by Alan Bernal

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Twitch streamer Reckful was amazed at an incredible clutch he managed to pull off on July 4 during Pokimane’s $15,000 League of Legends streamers and Twitch personalities are throwing down the gauntlet for the inaugural Teamfight Tactics Thursday hosted by Pokimane along with LCS casters Mark Zimmerman and Sam ‘Kobe’ Hartman-Kenzler.

Early reception for Teamfight Tactics has been great, but a lot of players are noticing just how reliant the autobattler is on random number generator (RNG) elements throughout a given match.

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Riot GamesThe game has been really popular with players and has been producing amazing plays.

This came to light in the best way possible during the tournament when Reckful had just 3 health left and was pushed to the brink until his decked out Ashe came to save the day.

“Okay, I think we’re dead huh?” Reckful surmised, as he noticed his Mordekaiser fall leaving only Ashe remaining against seven of streamer ‘Yassuo’s characters. “[Ashe] can’t kill everyone. Wait… Holy shit! Ok, wait. We’re alive!”

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It was an incredible and unlikely comeback to be sure as it seems Yassuo was not in favor with the RNG-gods for that round.

At the edge of elimination, Reckful’s unit was able to attack the right targets at the right time which let the streamer pull off the 1v7 clutch with a 50% health Ashe.

How did Ashe manage to clean the board?

While there’s a lot that contributed to the epic moment, a key factor was that Reckful’s Kindred was able to get her ultimate off before dying. That stalled long enough for a full-health Ashe to lay into the enemy team.

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Speaking of, Ashe was on three full items but had an important one in the Runaan’s Hurricane which has a passive that lets the champ attack two additional targets with every auto attack.

Moreover, because Ashe was in the corner, it seems like only two spots were open near here for the CPU to register for attack. It’s because of this that viewers will notice that at one point four of Yassuo’s melee champions weren’t doing anything at all.

Reckful TwitchAt this point everyone would start typing “GG.”

Then it was a simple matter of Yassuo’s melee pieces funneling into the two open spots near Ashe which froze any character not in there since they technically had nothing to do, especially highlighted by Rengar just stopping mid-board since Cho’Gath already claimed the only open spot to attack.

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The clip is one of the strangest elements of autobattlers which can be very tilting, but offered an amazing example that in Teamfight Tactics good positioning and better RNG can win rounds.

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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.