Riot Games have revealed the latest champion joining the League of Legends roster.
Shortly after showing off some initial teaser images, Riot have now fully revealed “Sylas, the Unchained” as the new champion, as some fans had correctly theorized.
Sylas is a mage whose ultimate ability allows him to copy the ultimate of another champion. His other abilities include “Chain Lash”, which has a slowing component, the life-stealing “Kingslayer”, and “Abscond/Abduct”, which offers a dash followed, if recast, by a hook that pulls himself to the hooked enemy.
Sylas is expected to be played primarily in the top lane, although as with all League of Legends champions, depending on balance and player creativity the positions he ultimately appears in could very much vary.
Sylas was first revealed in a recent story that followed him as a boy, a young mageseeker conflicted about his role helping to catch out his fellow mages, who are by their very nature breaking Demacian law.
After the tale’s tragic ending Sylas set out for himself, and it seems he grew up to be an enemy of the throne. Having evidently been captured and imprisoned somewhere along the way, Sylas “the Unchained”, has now escaped, intent on carrying out his vendetta against Demacia’s rulers.
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.”
Hashinshin is a manipulator, predator and worst of all pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years. There's multiple sources of undeniable proof and he admitted it himself. He is SCUM and deserves NOTHING. Keep these monsters away from our kids. https://t.co/ukZKr0n016
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.