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Twitch streamer brought to tears as fans fund brand new PC

Published: 4/Dec/2019 22:08

by Virginia Glaze

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Twitch streamer “TheVikingBeard” was left an emotional wreck after his dedicated fanbase gave him the jaw-dropping birthday gift of a completely funded personal computer.

Many top Twitch streamers boast incredibly dedicated fanbases, some of whom send mail to their public PO boxes as a way of showing their appreciation.

While personalities like Pokimane have received less-than-savory prank gifts from their fans, one streamer blew every other broadcaster’s fanbase out of the water on his birthday in December 2019.

Pokimane, Twitch
Twitch: Pokimane
Twitch star “Pokimane” has received a slew of strange gifts from fans – one of which was a body pillow with her own face on it.

Virginia-based variety streamer “TheVikingBeard” was in the middle of a World of Warcraft broadcast on December 3 when he received a package in the mail, which he decided to open on camera for his audience.

In the package was a cylindrical, rot-cipher-based puzzle, which TheVikingBeard was tasked with decoding in order to get at the contents inside.

The six-letter code word necessary for opening the cipher was “Viking,” which he input to reveal a note tucked away within the cylinder.

TheVikingBeard opened the note to read it aloud but immediately broke into tears, later revealing the message to his audience in an emotionally-charged moment that left nary a dry eye in the room.

“The note says, ‘Happy birthday,’” he began. “‘Your community has funded a new computer to be built. Pieces have been bought by community members. It needs to be assembled, tested, and delivered. Soon, it will be yours. Much love, your community.”

“Thank you,” the streamer replied, wiping tears from his eyes. “Thank you very much. I don’t know who all contributed to that, but thank you very, very much. All of you do, in your own way. I assure you.”

He went on to reveal that he currently streams on an “older” computer, claiming that the PC has begun to have issues and calling his incoming birthday gift a “bigger blessing than you could ever know.”

Despite the ever-pervasive toxicity in many online communities, TheVikingBeard’s fanbase stands as a testament that good does still exist in the world, and provided a heartwarming moment to kick off the holiday season.

Smash

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.”