Phoenix Suns plan to simulate suspended NBA games on 2K via Twitch - Dexerto

Phoenix Suns plan to simulate suspended NBA games on 2K via Twitch

Published: 13/Mar/2020 11:09 Updated: 13/Mar/2020 15:00

by Connor Bennett


The Phoenix Suns have confirmed that they’ll be taking their schedule to NBA 2K and Twitch after the season was suspended due to the Coronavirus.

On March 11, after Utah Jazz star Rudy Gobert had tested positive for the Coronavirus, the NBA announced that the season would be suspended for the foreseeable future, with some arenas in the league going on lockdown.


NBA commissioner Adam Silver confirmed on March 12 that the league has scope to return after an initial suspension of a month but it appears as if teams are already looking at putting on games virtually using the popular NBA 2K franchise. 

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The Phoenix Suns will be taking their NBA schedule into the online world due to COVID-19.

Moments prior to Silver’s announcement, the Phoenix Suns confirmed that they will be playing a part of their schedule using the game and streaming it live on Twitch. 


“The season isn’t over yet… We will continue to play the Suns season games on NBA 2K! Saturday’s game will be moved to tomorrow,” the team tweeted – confirming that they’ll be taking on their Western Conference rivals in the Dallas Mavericks first. 

Now, while some fans may have taken this as having their team suit up and take on the Mavs starting five in a game of 2K, that, probably won’t be the case, as teams are self-isolating and cannot partake in group activities until March 16.

Instead, other fans have speculated that the game will be played out as a game in 2K where the computer controls both teams and the full broadcast plays out as it would like a normal, regular match-up.


With fans set to be without their favorite basketball franchises for at least a month, it remains to be seen as to whether any other teams will follow suit and drop content for their supporters to enjoy. 

As all the major American sports leagues are suspended or considering a delay, and have their own respective video games, the possibilities are there for them to follow the Suns.


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.