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Tyler1 loses it over LoL Challenger ranked grind

Published: 12/Nov/2019 0:03 Updated: 12/Nov/2019 0:20

by Andrew Amos

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League of Legends superstar Tyler ‘Tyler1‘ Steinkamp has exploded on stream over his challenging ranked grind, with the climb back to the top being more difficult than he was expecting.

Tyler1 has been looking to prove once and for all that he is the best League of Legends player in North America in Season 9. The grind to the top wasn’t meant to be easy, with the game’s becoming harder and harder as he reached the summit.

Now, it feels like the system is working against him, with the streamer now battling against low LP gains on the grind to Challenger, and he’s starting to lose the plot.

Tyler1 twitchTyler1 isn’t just the best Draven player on NA, but possibly the best Draven cosplayer too.

On a November 11 stream, Tyler1 grabbed his first win of the day three games in with a solid Heimerdinger performance. However, he was a bit cynical about how much progress the hard-earned victory would actually give him on the competitive ladder.

“Alright good sh*t we finally got a f*cking win,” he said. “Now watch, +13 LP. Just piss me off a little bit more today, just give me +13 so I can punch my monitor.”

He predicted it coming from a mile away, but he still wasn’t prepared for the bitter aftertaste after experiencing sweet victory. The +13 LP gain meme became a reality, and the Draven aficionado was furious. 

“Motherf*cker, suck my f*cking d*ck,” he exploded, angling towards his monitor in a Summit-esque rage moment.

There might be a few reasons behind Tyler’s low LP gain for that hard-fought victory. First of all, the enemy team had a Master-level player, meaning that T1’s team had a better MMR than the enemies.

On top of that, Tyler1 currently sits on a negative win rate on his ‘S8 IS SO FUN‘ account. While it’s not much — with a 495-500 record over 995 games in Season 9 — your long term winrate can have a big effect on your LP gains. 

The gains become even worse if you are coming off the back of a loss streak, which Tyler1 is. He went on a six-game loss streak just a couple of days ago, and has a 5-10 record over his last 15 games.

Twitch / Tyler1Tyler1 has given us a f

What rank is Tyler1?

As of November 11, Tyler1 sits in Grandmaster, hovering around the 350 LP mark. Getting to Grandmaster is a pretty big achievement that usually puts players into the top 1000 players on North America.

350 LP sits him comfortably near the top 500 players, meaning that the League personality has the skills to back up his banter.

op.ggTyler1’s been fluctuating between 300 and 500 LP in Grandmaster recently.

Tyler1 has made it to Challenger before back in Season 8 and earlier in Season 9, but is yet to finish a ranked season off in the prestigious bracket. 

To break into the top 300 before Season 9 ends on November 19, he will need about 520 LP to crack into the bracket, and about 550 to 600 LP to sit himself comfortably in the top tier.

While the LP gains and matchmaking can get pretty rough nearing the end of the season, Tyler1 will be battling against it all to prove to everyone that he is indeed the best player on the server. If he keeps his mental strong, who knows what he could achieve.

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NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.