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Riot respond after accidentally inviting fans to private LoL party

Published: 18/Sep/2019 15:21 Updated: 18/Sep/2019 15:49

by Joe O'Brien

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It appears that Riot Games accidentally invited a number of League of Legends players to an exclusive, expenses-paid party in London celebrating the game’s 10-year anniversary.

Riot will be marking the occasion with a live-streamed event on October 16, which will include a 10th Anniversary edition of their ‘Riot Pls’ series looking back on some of the game’s most iconic moments, and forward to some of what’s coming in the future.

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For a select few, however, it seems that there will also be an exclusive party taking place in London, which fans became aware of after an invitation showed up in the client for a number of players.

Reddit user u/Lassekassebasse was the first to point out the invite, which appeared on the home page of their client under the title “You’re 1 of 500”. Following the link took them to a page which states that they are being invited to a party which “will not be open to the public and has been created exclusively for a group of players whom we want to personally thank for their contributions to League.”

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The invitation also stated that Riot would cover travel and accommodation for the event, as well as refreshments and catering.

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The invitation appeared to be an error, however, as many other players reported seeing the same link. Shortly after the original post to the League of Legends subreddit, the client was updated and the invitations removed.

Riot Cactopus commented on the situation confirming that the invitations being publicly visible was in fact a mistake, so unfortunately most players who saw it will have to content themselves with whatever Riot has planned for players as part of the celebrations.

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It turns out that u/Lassekassebasse will in fact be one of the 500 – or perhaps now 501 – however, as in reward for bringing the issue to Riot’s attention, Cactopus revealed that they would be extending the invitation to them officially.

Exactly what Riot have planned for their 10-year anniversary celebrations remains largely unknown at this stage, so fans will simply have to wait to tune into the October 16 broadcast.

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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.