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Riot Games announce host nations for the next three League of Legends World Championships

Published: 1/Nov/2018 13:32

by Joe O'Brien


Riot Games have announced which regions will host the League of Legends World Championship from 2019 to 2021.

As the 2018 World Championship comes to its conclusion, fans and players can already look to the future as Riot announced where the event will be held for the next three years.


Worlds has always been held in one of the major regions, but the distribution hasn’t always been even. Of the eight World Championships to date, North America has hosted three times, Europe twice – although one being the Season One Championship, a very different event to the modern Worlds – China once, and South Korea is currently completing its second.

In 2019, the event is returning to Europe once more. It will have been four years since the previous EU Worlds, which took place in 2015 and at which two European teams reached the semi-finals at what was previously the region’s best showing outside of Season One.


That record has now been beaten by this year’s European representatives, with Fnatic reaching the final and G2 Esports also reaching the semi-finals. It remains possible that 2019 could see a European World Champion look to defend their title on home soil.

The following year will be a return to China for the 10th World Championship in 2020. China’s first opportunity to host was in 2017, an enormously successful event that saw more than 40,000 fans attend the finals live.

Finally, North America will once again play host to the event in 2021. Previous NA World Championships have taken the event to the likes of Madison Square Garden in New York and the Staples Center in Los Angeles.


While the World Championship is reserved for the major regions, Riot did state that other international tournaments such as the Mid-Season Invitational and All-Stars would be visiting new locations in the coming years.


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.