Apex Content Leaker Thordan Smash Charged by Police On-Stream, Shares His Statement Afterward

Mehraj Mahdin
By Mehraj Mahdin
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From @Thordansmash

The Apex Legends streamer was charged with assault and faces a hefty fine.

Another wave of controversy hits the Apex community. A popular content creator in Apex Legends, Thordan Smash, was arrested during a livestream. While fans initially suspected that he was a victim of swatting, it was later known that the arrest was legitimate and Thordan was indeed arrested on an outstanding warrant.

Afterward, people thought it might be related to his involvement with leaking content for Apex Legends. His content may have been a reason, as he talks about potential updates for the game. However, the arrest seems to be a personal arrest for him, related to significant charges.

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Thordan Smash Arrested- What Happened?

During a Livestream in December of 2023, Thordan was arrested on camera. Speculations obviously started, and it was mostly considered to be a swatting, where viewers put in false information and try to initiate a police raid on a streamer. However, the arrest was legitimate, and he was taken into custody. He was charged with second-degree assault and criminal mischief with a fine of up to $1,000.

After his arrest and subsequent bail, he posted an update on Twitter regarding the developing situation. He also talked about evidence that he posted and took down for legal reasons, claiming his innocence.

Thordan has refrained from being too active on social media. Users on Reddit also suspected that the arrest was related to him working with leakers to post about Apex content before release. If so, the charges would see him leaking confidential information to the public. However, it is unrelated to his online persona. He is working towards clearing his name. He has urged people to ” -understand the concept of innocent until proven guilty.”

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Mehraj is an FPS writer at GameRiv. He is an Esports Enthusiast and studying Finance in his senior year. He is also an active professional CS:GO player, having a particular affinity for FPS and RTS titles