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Riot reveal fix coming for major League of Legends champion select bug

Published: 5/Sep/2020 15:37 Updated: 5/Sep/2020 15:39

by Daniel Cleary


Riot Games has confirmed that they are working on a fix for the major bug with the champion select phase in League of Legends, which stops players from selecting their characters in time.

The game client for Riot’s MOBA has received a lot of criticism from fans, which sparked Riot to launch a “Client Cleanup Campaign” to address the biggest problems.


One major issue that players have found with the game’s launcher is a bizarre bug during the champion select phase, which prevents players from locking in their desired character.

Annie being selected in league of legends champion select
Riot Games
A fix is coming for the major champion select bug in League of Legends.

This bug has been extremely frustrating for League players, as failing to select a champion in time can cost LP and result in an AFK penalty timer, forcing players to wait before they can queue up again.


Following their efforts towards other areas of the client, Riot has now shifted their efforts towards champion select, highlighting this bug as one of their primary concerns.

Riot developer Ryan ‘Cactopus’ Rigney shared the new Client Cleanup blog on September 4, revealing that they hope to make champ select “streamlined and more reliable” after the changes.


After highlighting the champion select bug, in particular, the League dev team also pointed out each of the steps they have planned for the client in the next few months, “we want to focus on solving the most common and most frustrating problems players are facing with the client.”


“The next phase is all about improving the champ select experience: bugs, responsiveness, and reliability,” Rigney added.

He also shared that they have already made progress in other areas, such as reducing the average time to boot up the game, and are quite confident they can fix the bizarre champion select bug as well.

It is unclear when exactly each of these changes will be added to the League of Legends client but Riot revealed that they would provide players with a similar ‘Champion Select’ progress update in a few months.


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.