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Twitch streamer roasts “backseat gamers” during Jedi: Fallen Order broadcast

Published: 1/Dec/2019 21:46 Updated: 8/Dec/2019 20:28

by Andy Williams

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Twitch streamer and IGN host, Stella ‘ParallaxStella’ Luna, offered a perfect clap back to a “backseat gamer” while playing Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

Backseat gamers are synonymous with Twitch chats far and wide. Imagine receiving unwelcomed driving advice from a passenger while driving — that is what is commonly referred to as ‘backseating.’

Although ‘backseat gamers’ have good intentions, the vast majority of the time, their attempt at interacting can be off-putting for streamers. 

Freddie Twenty (YouTube).‘Stop backseat gaming’ is a YouTube skit ft. loltyler1, which aptly summarizes streamers’ encounters with backseat gamers.

Pre-emptive advice, revealing spoilers, and instructing content creators what to do are all common attributes shared among backseat gamers. Although streamers often tolerate the traits mentioned above, ParallaxStella decided enough was enough.

While streaming Jedi: Fallen Order on Grand Master difficulty, Luna decided to take matters into her own hands and school a backseat gamer – which was highlighted in a post on her Twitter

After asking, “Do you really want to f**king go there, dude? Really?” to the culprit in chat, the streamer rolled-up her sleeves and glared straight into the camera. 

Stella paused her game and exclaimed: “I will figure it out, okay? I have figured out every other Dark Souls game I have played… I will get it, okay? These games are just tough, especially when you’re playing on the hardest f**king difficulty.”

Before giving an example of how someone wouldn’t be likely to exhibit similar behavior towards a professional in public, Luna asked: “Telling me ‘don’t stream then, if I don’t want people to backseat game’ – are you f**king kidding me?”

After calling out the guilty party, the American then explained: “I stream because I like having fun interacting with you guys.”

ParallaxStella further glossed over how she’d expect her audience to interact and stated: “If I want help, I will f**king ask. I am stubborn; I like getting sh*t done my way. I like figuring things out because it makes me feel accomplished – the same way [that] I’m sure you’d appreciate that.”

Stella’s response likely reflects a large proportion of streamers out there. The likes of Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Tyler ‘loltyler1’ Steinkamp have also been vocal about backseat gaming, after venting their frustrations. 

Of course, it is difficult to mitigate those with bad intentions in Twitch chat. Nonetheless, Stella’s bid to isolate the culprit was spelled out effectively. Hopefully, the message was received loud and clear!

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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.”