The Smash community seems to lurch from one potential crisis to another and the latest one is one of the most bizarre yet with Smash pro Aziz "Hax$" Al-Yami releasing a 136-page document and 2.5 hour YouTube video on Friday detailing a bewildering array of allegations at TSM FTX's William "Leffen" Hjelte, accusing him of running a "totalitarian regime" and to acting like Hitler.
The allegations run the gamut, from wearing certain clothes to send a message Hax$ to accusing him of have a "dark triad mentality" that he uses to disrupt society, the off-the-charts nature of the accusations are almost comical but the potential repercussions of working with or closely to someone who holds them is all too clear to Leffen.
One of the 136 pages Hax$ put together detailing his issues with Leffen. (Picture: Hax$)
The Smash pro has responded saying he is "concerned" for his safety at events and is in the process of contacting a lawyer.
at this point i don't even know what to do. Legit concerned with my safety at events with this level of things.— TSM FTX Leffen (@TSM_Leffen) June 5, 2021
Will be looking into a lawyer before saying more just to make sure my bases are covered.
Leffen is a popular and controversial figure in the Smash scene, with a known history for toxicity, but very few could seemingly go as far Hax$ has, the list of "charges" summarised at the end of the video span over a four year period and leave HaxS thinking "Leffen is, beyond any reasonable doubt, attempting totalitarianism."
Hax$ summarised his "charges" at the end of the 2 1/2 hour YouTube video. (Picture: YouTube/Hax$)
"This is obvious based on his constant suppression of free speech/freedom of the press, censorship, propaganda, menticidal assaults, surveillance tendencies, scraps with authority, etc.", wrote Hax$.
Hax$ also claims that Leffen:
- Hi-jacked the #MeToo movement, claiming that when Leffen spoke out against ZeRo, a fellow Smash pro who admitted to having sexual conversations with underage girls on the internet, he was "mobilizing" the community against ZeRo for monetary gain.
- Hosted a tournament at the same time as Hax$ in an attempt to ruin it.
- Attempted to get a controller that Hax$ had a hand in developing banned from tournaments.
- Work a red-striped Adidas jumper in response to the red-stripe Adidas joggers that Hax$ wore at a previous tournament.
A number of prominent members of the FGC/Smash community have come out in support of Leffen and the general feeling is that Hax$ is in need of support.
How to watch Hax$'s Evidence.zip 2
The video is currently still on Hax$'s YouTube channel, though the suspicion is it will soon be removed.