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Special: EXCEL showed we’re better than a bottom-side LEC team

Published: 28/Jun/2020 15:55

by Calum Patterson

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EXCEL’s mid-laner Joran ‘Special’ Scheffer and his team have begun to turn their fortunes around slowly in the LEC after two wins on the bounce, against SK and Schalke.

It was a rough start to the Summer Split otherwise, and Special puts that partly down to having two rookies on the team, still getting bedded in to play at this level.

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“I think people need to get out of their own heads, because we’re a new team, we have two rookies, and we had a rough schedule in the league as well. People say ‘you’re going to be a bottom team.'”

But Special thinks everyone was too quick to judge. “We have been playing good early games, so it doesn’t really make any sense to me. I’m just happy that we showed them now that we’re better than that.”

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For Scheffer personally, he explained that he’s settled in well with his squad in the LEC. “I love being here, being in this environment where it’s super high-level, and any mistake you make can get punished.

“It just feels great, I feel like I finally get rewarded for my efforts and my habits that I changed, and I think it’s starting to show more and more that I deserve to be on this level.

The team did suffer a setback at the hands of Misfits, but will now be looking to get back on a winning streak against Vitality and G2 in Week 4.

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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.