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Dr Disrespect explains why he doesn’t care about Valorant Twitch drama

Published: 28/Apr/2020 11:58

by Andy Williams

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Twitch star Dr Disrespect has delved into why the ongoing “24/7” Twitch meta in Valorant’s closed beta doesn’t phase him, while flaming Riot’s tactical shooter along the way.

In partnership with Twitch, Riot Games have been offering closed beta access to Valorant via drops — which are earned via watching streamers with ‘Drops Enabled’ on their channel.

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While at first, this was presented as a novel idea, it has led to the category being plagued with channels streaming their VODs 24/7, in a bid to garner more views by manipulating the system.

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There are plenty of ’24/7′ streams in Valorant, but most creators aren’t actually livestreaming content all day, every day.

The likes of Jaryd ‘Summit1g’ Lazar and Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel have both spoken out about the controversy, with Summit labeling Valorant as the “absolute fakest” section on Twitch.

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Now, the ‘Two-Time’ has had his say on the matter. With Valorant being the Doc’s second most streamed game in the past 30 days, you could say he knows a thing or two about the effects of Valorant’s drop system on streamers.

Speaking during his April 27 broadcast, the Doc explained the ongoing issue surrounding the game’s latest issues, before questioning why people are even watching Valorant in the first place — seemingly throwing the game under the bus.

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After laughing at those still watching the game, Dr Disrespect acknowledged both Summit and xQc’s take, by stating that they should just “let them stream 24/7,” simply due to the fact that no one is there to watch the game, according to the 38-year-old.

In response to a point from his chat, which stated that streamers are making plenty of money from all of the subs, the Doc stated that the whole ordeal won’t be doing any favors for their streaming career.

“I mean, are they building anything legendary out for their careers? No, they’re not! That’s the way I look at it… I mean, it’s f**king Valorant, what are we talking about, man?”

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Riot has previously made its stance known in relation to the Twitch drop system, explaining that they’re working with Twitch to keep tabs on the viewbotters, stating: “Twitch have filters in place to distinguish bots vs. people.”

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The issue has magnified tenfold since drops were made available to practically any streamer in the category, which of course, is having an impact on the likes of Summit and xQc’s viewership should they choose to stream the game at all.

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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.