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Blindfolded Tekken streamer styles on opponent by playing with his feet

Published: 24/Oct/2019 3:59 Updated: 24/Oct/2019 5:10

by Brad Norton

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A variety streamer on Twitch with a background in high-level competition throughout a plethora of fighting games, ‘Shangles’ decided to up the ante for a recent Tekken match in the most amusing way.

Professional competitors are at the top of their respective scenes for a reason. They’ve put the hours in and all but mastered their craft. 

While ‘Shangles’ represents a professional organization and is evidently an accomplished member of the Fighting Game Community (FGC), even the streamer himself was surprised with the outcome of this ridiculous match.

In an October 23 broadcast, Shangles donned a green blindfold that meshed with his immersive streaming setup. Loading into a multiplayer match in Tekken 7, he then kept his hands in the air and tried to best his opposition all the while.

Playing as Lucky Chloe while equipping a modded Street Fighter skin to resemble Cammy, the streamer used his feet to apply a hilarious beatdown online.

The match started out remarkably close, with Shangles even being dropped to one-hit territory. Some precise timing clinched him the first round of competition but before long, the opponent disconnected from the game. 

Whether the Yoshimitsu player intentionally backed out of the game in a fit of rage, or actually suffered from untimely network issues remains unclear. If they were aware of Shangles set up however, they might have departed the match even earlier.

“Did he leave?” The streamer questioned. “His battery ran out,” a viewer in Twitch chat responded, brutally implying that the opponent was no better than an AI bot.

The streamer has a semi-pro background in a plethora of fighting games, with numerous Top 10 tournament finishes in Street Fighter and Marvel vs Capcom 3, so it’s no surprise that he would be able to school online rivals. But this just ramped things up to a whole new level.

“Yeah, but he’s Chloe so it doesn’t count” Reddit user ‘_WRY_’ joked in response to the ridiculous clip, underscoring the power of the character he employed.

If you’ve ever come within one hit of securing a round in a fighting game, you know how devastating it can be to watch it all slip away. 

Losing to an opponent that can’t even see the screen is another layer of embarrassment altogether, let alone the added bonus of Shangles using his feet.

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Tyler1 amazes Smash Ultimate pros after battling MkLeo on Twitch

Published: 28/Nov/2020 1:38

by Andrew Amos

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Tyler ‘Tyler1’ Steinkamp faced off against the number one Smash Ultimate player, Leonardo ‘MkLeo’ López Pérez, in what was meant to be a fun T1 crossover. Instead, the League challenger got to work, trash talking and smashing about the best in the world.

Tyler1 doesn’t do anything by halves. He’s loud, and has the personality to match. He revs up his Twitch stream to hundreds of thousands of adoring fans daily, who are there not for the gameplay, but for the Tyler1 ride.

Those who caught the streamer’s November 27 cast were certainly in for a ride. The League of Legends star collided with Smash Ultimate’s biggest name, MkLeo.

It makes sense a crossover between the two was inevitable ⁠— with both being part of prestigious organization T1 ⁠— but the action exceeded everyone’s expectations. Of course, Tyler1 got trounced by MkLeo. However, that doesn’t mean he wasn’t able to get a stock or two, and the League streamer let the Smash pro know about it.

“Leo, I don’t think you’re that good dude. How bad are Smash players if I almost f**king beat you,” Tyler1 said, while struggling to get more than half a stock on average every game.

MkLeo didn’t take it lying down though. “You’re so bad that you’re really good at the same time,” he hit back with.

Tyler1 kept frying the big fish though. Next on his stop of trash talk was Leffen. “Leffen is a scrawny p*ssy a** b*tch. Kid sucks at f**king Smash. Rages at a children’s game, f**king loser,” he said, which had MkLeo in stitches. He had enough slaptalk for Samsora and other pros too.

Fans were also treated to some iconic Tyler1 reactions, and there was none bigger than the streamer’s bewilderment at Arsene, Joker’s Persona. “What the hell is that? Did you just enter a cheat code, bud? Are you cheating?”

After it was all said and done though, the crossover did what it intended to do. It united the League of Legends and Smash communities, and entertained everyone in the crossover that no one really wanted, but they definitely enjoyed.

“Playing and chilling with [Tyler1] really made me realize what it is to be a streamer and a gamer. Loved his personality and him as a person, looking forward to more collaborations like these,” MkLeo said on Twitter.

“T1 playing smash with Leo was actually so godlike. Makes me actually want to play league more and see if I can get to further than Masters,” Samsora also added on Twitter.

Tyler1 kept his side of the story nice and quaint though: “It was pretty fun.”