Clearing The Air: Logan’s Final Statement Regarding the Tek Syndicate Drama

Here is my statement on the drama. I should have done this a long time ago, but I did not know all the information that had been given to the audience. It’s saddening that so many things were made public in an attempt to harm me or Tek Syndicate. I would say that whomever released such documents was wishing to cause harm and they are not a friend of the community. I believe most of it to be spin, petty, hearsay, etc.

I could have been better at keeping records, managing the books, keeping accounts separate, and communicating. Lessons leaned. Every word, every post, everything I did was analyzed under a microscope. It was interesting from an observational standpoint, but the drama has severely harmed our ability to conduct business, create content.

For those of you who keep pointing out that I took down the website. Yes, I did take it down. I was changing every password due to my worries regarding Qain. I could not change the Cloudflare password, so I emailed them and they told me to simply create a new account… However, in haste I messed up the IP address on the DNS. After this I chalked it up to serendipity (since I did warn the trolls that I would take the site offline until they calmed down with the hate) and went to bed. So, yes I did warn to take it down and then took it down… But the spin is wrong. I have included my conversation/email with Coudflare in the supporting documents.

I know I am not blameless, but this should not have been a public matter and I should not have been defamed/slandered/shamed. I never wanted to harm the audience and I never wanted to damage those who I worked with. At this point I have taken enough damage and it’s time to take a closer look at this stuff.

Here are some supporting documents:

drive.google.com/open?id=0B80c4Tm7BhFXaWZHcXdFRGdPcWM

I do not care to go on regarding this. If you are still upset or are still obsessing over things I recommend you take a step back, try to see the big picture, realize this was a smear campaign that worked. Most of the allegations are pure spin and many are merely shaming or completely irrational. I am sorry many were fooled and I regret this dragged on so long.

If you do not like the new direction of our channel, that is fine. I ask you to try to separate that from the drama. Things change. I like our new direction and I know some do not. It’s OK to move on, things are different now and that is how they are going to be.

Now, let’s get back to content, lan parties, stunts, events, and focusing on the community! Lastly, I really want to continue with some Tek Syndicate flavored content and I am going to hire some local people to help with that as soon as funds allow for it. I’ll keep my focus on the big picture stuff, but I do love builds, hacks, etc.

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  1. That "dirt" folder reminds me of the ethics chapters in my business textbooks.

    Nice that it looks like just about everything is sorted out and everybody can go their meri merry ways.

    I'd buy you and the crew a good beer or two if you weren't on the opposite side of the country.

  2. Just to clear the air. I have heard a few things in discord about the car stuff. I have never really kept an opinion on this whole thing. And yes I am still in contact from time to time with Wendell, Jenn, and Qain. And my contact has simply been how you doing. And a host of a stream here and there. I have kept it simple and at arm's length with everyone. And I just talked to Rooster last night. Think he still does not know what to think. And even asked what we in chat thought about all of this. And I just told him I don't think anything about this.

    My only take on the whole thing was that it seemed disjointed or disconnected company from the outside. Of course I did not have all the facts and never really came to any conclusions or cared to.

    So time to share with the community. So first time I meet Logan in person was PDX Lan November of 2015. We did not interact much. I modded some older channels of his but first time we meet in person. I was there helping run and stream for the Fractal Design booth with Josh. We hung out in somebody's room with Jerry, Jay, Steve and Josh. Then went down stairs to the hotel lobby. And shared a drink of some really old whisky. Everyone seemed cool and outgoing.

    Toward the end of the Lan I made sure to stop Logan and thank him for his content. For those of you that don't know. I lost my wife a few years ago to cancer. In that tough time I started watching youtube a lot. And found tek syndicate. I like the style of it. And felt I learned something useful in a few videos here and there. It even peeked my interest to learn how to start making content of my own. Even some community members would share my videos and subbed and for that thank you. I enjoyed it so much.

    Then January of last year my Mom was rushed to the hospital. Turned out she had stage 4 cancer. It brought back a lot of old demons. I was saving up money to attend Lan Syndicate in Seattle. But that put a damper on things. The ticket thing got closed down. And I was SOL. I told a friend Steve about it. And think he talked to someone after that. Sorry Logan if you did not want people to know this. But Steve and Jenny said just show up and we have a place for you. That meant a lot because I could get away from this situation for just a few days. What you guys did not know. When I got there. Logan gave me his own bed at a Air B&B. I have no clue where he stayed after that. But this does not come off as a guy that is evil in anyway. So I have a hard time believing all the rumors and shit. It has been a tough 2016 and having that experience and others like PDX helped me cope with the situation.

    I know what it's like to have drama and issues with this stuff. When I was in the army I had to separate friendship from the workplace. I even lost some friends over it. It's a tough line to skate with some people. Even with the youtube thing I am doing now. I tried to do a collab with someone I considered a friend this year. I lent them $200 I really did not have to spend. They went off and bought dumb shit with it. He did later as a sorry pay be back double. And we are in good terms again. But learned to never work professionally with him.

    You may also know that I mod Awesome Hardware every week. And I have been hearing how Paul and Kyle take advantage of me because they don't pay me or something. Or that I am also payed off to help them with the store links or what not. This is all bullshit. I just really like their content and wanted to help them grow. I take no money from them. Kyle gave me a old Z87 ITX board once to help with a build. But tha is it. And as far as I am concerned they owe me nothing. And I enjoy watching their channels grow and sometimes feels good thinking I have small part in that.

    There are too many trolls,asshats and drama makers out there. I even pulled backed on modding and helping people with their channels for these reasons. It was just too much bullshit to deal with in a shitty year. This year is starting out better already. Mom seems to be ok and recovering from her second surgery. And I am trying to save money and move to start something new. Don't know really what yet. But we will see where it goes.

    Crit TV and Logan seems to be in the same boat this year. So wish you good luck. And best wishes. Sorry for the long post.

  3. @Logan I watched the video... most of that folder was my doing. idk how you got the entire thing I witheld most of it only 2 or 3 people had the whole thing. Qain gave me the finances and tbh i'm pretty pissed he used me the way he did. Anyways, things have gotten a lot better in my life since then and the obsession is gone, i'm doing healthier things and i'm 'going outside', I hope things get better for you too.

  4. It's fine to parrot the dejected. I know you have been a part of the pity party and your ear has been close to Qain's lips for a while now. It's such a twisted/entitled view of the situation... but I understand you are still salty since you were a big part of the community. Even Soulfallen has taken a step back in hopes to see the big picture (truth is usually somewhere in the middle). So, I'd just encourage you to either move on... or look for the bigger picture. If you still hate me, nobody is forcing you to stick around.

  5. I have a tinfoil crown

    Checkmate

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