League of Legends Streamers Tyler1 and Imaqtpie Face Off in Showmatch at NA LCS Playoffs - Highlights - Dexerto
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League of Legends Streamers Tyler1 and Imaqtpie Face Off in Showmatch at NA LCS Playoffs – Highlights

Published: 9/Sep/2018 16:47 Updated: 6/Oct/2020 17:14

by Calum Patterson

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Two of the biggest names in LoL streaming faced off in front of a live crowd at the Oracle Arena during the NA LCS finals, as tyler1 and Imaqtpie went head to head in the showmatch.

Of course, there was plenty of highlight moments, as the controversial Tyler1 – who has had a rocky relationship with Riot Games to say the least – was in attendance at one of their live events for the first time.

Tyler1 has had numerous bans, both from Riot and Twitch, for toxicity, but since his return to streaming his behaviour has tamed somewhat, at least compared to his previous antics.

Participation in the match was a major step from Tyler1 though, as he stepped onto the LCS stage for the first time. He was a last minute substitute, taking the place of caster Pastrytime.

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And he was his usual self on broadcast, never shy in front of the cameras and the thousands in attendance.

The showmatch got off to a rocky start for Tyler1 though, as he appeared to accidentally leave the match – or maybe he really did rage quit immediately.

After a close match though, it was the side of the ‘Meme Stream Dream Team’ led by imaqtpie that came out on top, and Tyler1 looked visibly dejected.

After the match, the two captains took the stage for a post match interview, and Tyler1 was still his usual self – not impressed by qtpie’s gameplay and tactics.

In the end though, Tyler1 put aside his differences and shook the hand of his rival, after deliberately avoiding a handshake immediately after the match.

The win means that Tyler1 now has a 0% LCS win rate, something which fans and fellow streamers were happy to remind him of.

Nathan Blau of Riot Games posted a special message for Tyler1 though, in spite of the relationship that the publisher has had with the streamer, they could not deny his passion for the game.

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Ninja shocks Valorant star with huge donation after Twitch refund scam

Published: 22/Oct/2020 2:56

by Andrew Amos

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Chargebacks are a Twitch streamer’s worst nightmare, as Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins knows it all too well, so when he saw Valorant star ‘AverageJonas’ get scammed out of over $5,000, he knew he had to step up and help.

There’s few Twitch scams more infuriating than chargeback scams. When you have avid viewers donate to your stream, it’s a wonderful feeling.

However, some viewers do it maliciously, with the intent of taking, not giving. After donating hundreds, or even thousands of dollars, viewers dispute the charge with PayPal or their bank, saying they were hacked and didn’t actually donate the money.

The money then goes back to the donator, and the Twitch streamer is left without the donations, and most of the time, also has to pay a fine on top.

That’s exactly what happened to AverageJonas ⁠— a Valorant Twitch star with over 130,000 followers. He had a viewer refund $5,400 worth of donations, which ended up costing the streamer $5,800 after accounting for transfer fees.

“I have received over $5,400 in several donations from one person on Twitch which have all been refunded even though donations are supposedly non-refund. To top it off, I have been personally charged $400+ in refund fees from PayPal,” Jonas said on Twitter.

“This person used me and my community to gain clout and other benefits by acting like an extremely wealthy and giving human being. The person also pretended like the refunds were a mistake.”

Fortunately, Ninja got wind of the fellow Valorant streamer’s woes.

After all, Jonas is one of Valorant’s biggest content creators, and Ninja is slowly working his way to the top of the pro scene. With all of Jonas’ informational content, it’s the least Ninja could do to put his fandom to use.

Ninja replied to Jonas’ tweet with a simple “fixed.” What he meant by that was he donated AverageJonas $5,800, to cover not only the Twitch donations from the user, but the PayPal fees as well.

Jonas was shocked: “Dude thank you so much you’re such a legend omfg.”

It’s a big win for Jonas, however, it highlights a much bigger issue with Twitch donations. If Ninja hadn’t caught wind of the streamer’s troubles, it’s likely nothing would have been done.

Chargebacks are still a big issue, and there’s nothing you can really do about it as a streamer if PayPal or Twitch don’t step in ⁠— like what happened in Jonas’ case.

However, now he can go back to doing what he does best ⁠— sharing Sova line-ups for every Valorant player to learn.