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Team Liquid’s DoubleLift gets emotional after being eliminated from LoL Worlds

Published: 16/Oct/2018 19:48 Updated: 17/Oct/2018 7:46

by Mitch Reames


Team Liquid’s Yiliang ‘DoubleLift’ Peng got emotional after his team was again eliminated from LoL Worlds during the group stage.

Playing in a group with kt Rolster, Edward Gaming, and MAD Team, TL put up a good fight but an early loss to Edward Gaming put them on the back foot early in groups. 


With Edward Gaming’s victory over kt Rolster – who was otherwise undefeated in the group – Liquid’s fate was sealed.

Doublelift is undoubtedly one of the best North American LoL players but his history with the group stage in Worlds has been one of heartbreak.


His team has qualified for Worlds six out of the eight possible years and every season since 2015.

Since Riot expanded Worlds to 16 teams, his team has never made it past the group stage despite being close every year. 

This year was no different and an emotional DoubleLift reflected on his play this year after the game.


“It’s unacceptable that I go to Worlds every year as the first seed and I shit the bed. I never perform and my team never makes it out of groups,” Doublelift said. “Its been eight years and I can’t do this thing but I’m never going to give up.”

This year Liquid went 3-3 and that record represents a barrier that Doublelift just hasn’t been able to break.

At Worlds 2017 and 2016 he went 3-3 while competing for TSM. At Worlds 2015 he went 2-4 while competing for CLG.


In every one of those years, his team won the NA LCS Summer Playoffs in convincing fashion. This year was no different and it has to be tough to see Cloud9, the team they beat 3-0 in September, advance to the knockout stage while Liquid must watch on Twitch again.


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.