Twitch streamer shares hilarious theory on how Riot Games comes up with new League of Legends champions - Dexerto
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Twitch streamer shares hilarious theory on how Riot Games comes up with new League of Legends champions

Published: 8/Jan/2019 21:57 Updated: 8/Jan/2019 22:14

by Alan Bernal

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League of Legends characters are diverse in style, design, and lore, but one streamer wasn’t so convinced that Riot Games put their best foot forward with the newly announced champion.

The popular MOBA, which is nearing its tenth year anniversary, revealed Sylas the Unshackled as the 143rd champion-to-be. The reveal video showed off Sylas’s many abilities and gave fans a peek into his deeper lore motives, and not all were impressed.

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Former CEO of Counter Logic Gaming, Devin ‘Mylixia’ Nash took a look at the new champion and gave viewers a peek of how he believes the meeting that led to the inception of Sylas played out.

Mylixia proposed that the new champ was following Riot’s trend of converting a classic trope into a Rift-warrior as an easy way to deliver fans something new.

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“[Riot employees] are sitting around a table and they’re like ‘Guys we need to make another champion, what are we going to do?’,” he said. “Then everybody’s quiet. Everybody is quiet because [everyone at Riot] has the same rank, so no one knows when to speak. Then one bold person, an intern [suggests] ’what about a communist?’”

Mylixia was in disbelief as he was watching the reveal trailer, drawing endless connections between Sylas’s motivations and Communist sentiments.

The streamer suggested that even at Riot’s creative best, the process comes down to taking the most workable concept that anyone can muster.

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“I feel like after 100 champions in League of Legends you have to get weird,” Mylixia said.

The streamer’s criticism aren’t unique as many have drawn parallels between themes in previous champions to the upcoming character.

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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.