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Riot Games respond to Voyboy claiming they ruined League Solo Q

Published: 7/May/2020 11:50

by Daniel Cleary

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League of Legends developers Riot Games have issued a response after popular streamer Voyboy shared his concerns over the current state of the Solo Queue ranked playlist.

Former North American pro and popular streamer Voyboy received a lot of support from the LoL community after commenting on some major issues with the popular ranked playlist such as players ruining games with toxic behavior.

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Riot Games was met with a lot of backlash for their apparent ‘lack of action’ against such players and has now issued a response to Voyboy during the latest installment of their Riot Report series on May 5.

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Voyboy received a lot of support for his “The Sad State of League Solo Q” video.

The response was shared by popular LoL commentator Rivington Bisland III, who took a few minutes to address the topic towards the end of the episode.

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“Voyboy has released a video lately that made waves going out to the internet, Voyboy has been a long-standing member of the League community,” he explained, “he has spoken out recently about the toxicity in his games and how that’s being approached.”

Riv highlighted that Riot had not taken Voyboy’s concerns lightly and are looking at new approaches to maintain a competitive and fair ranked play system in League of Legends.

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“We can assure here at Riot that is something that is taken very seriously, we are always watching, we are always iterating on that process,” he revealed.

While they did not go into specific changes that they have planned to improve the game and its player base, Riot assured that it is something they aware of and have started working on solutions for some of the issues that Voyboy pointed out.

“The team is working around the clock to make sure that is something that can be resolved in a timely manner. Be sure that we are on the case and hopefully that is something that brings a better quality-of-life in the future, Voyboy we hear you,” he added, to close out the response.

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It is unknown when Riot plans on implementing any of these future changes to address the toxic behavior in SoloQ, and due to current working constraints, it could take longer than what was expected of issues in the past.

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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.