League of Legends streamer Imaqtpie gets trolled by Riot Games for April Fools' Day - Dexerto
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League of Legends streamer Imaqtpie gets trolled by Riot Games for April Fools’ Day

Published: 1/Apr/2019 22:01 Updated: 1/Apr/2019 22:34

by Alan Bernal


Popular League of Legends streamer Michael ‘imaqtpie’ Santana got a special message from Riot Games soon after losing a match where he tried to “carry” while playing as support champion Sona.

Imaqtpie’s career

Imaqtpie is a retired League of Legends pro as well as one of the more popular personalities for the title, and has forged some connections with those working on the team at Riot.

But it looks like one of those connections came to troll him after a one-sided loss while trying to play a carry support during his April 1 stream resulting in a unique April Fool’s jab.

ImaqtpieImaqtpie has one of the most entertaining LoL streams on Twitch, and has enjoyed a meme-filled career since retiring.

The Twitch personality is famous for his brutal ADC aggression and high-tempo playstyle, but it seems the streamer had another gameplan when he instalocked Sona.

Although he’s actually had some impressive Sona games in the past, his latest attempt at the champ led to a 15-minute loss and a quick word from the Riot team.

“Washed Up ADC”

After the game, qtpie was pleasantly surprised with a post-game feedback survey that had a special message saying: “Please rate your agreement: washed up ADC streamers shouldn’t play support on stream.”

He was given options from Strongly Disagree to Strongly Agree, with the streamer naturally choosing the former.

“I think [Riot] is trying to tell me something,” Imaqtpie said. “But my post game damage is telling me something else.”

In his game, qtpie went 0-7-0 with the Maven of the Strings which is a terrible scoreline for anyone, especially for his Diamond 2 smurf account. But he hilariously refused to acknowledge any such notion that he played bad since he had almost 9000 damage in his role.

His insane damage wasn’t nearly enough to carry the team to a win. But Qtpie stuck to his guns since he picked the support champ in his following games.

League of Legends dev are a riot

It seams Riot Games had similarly targeted other streamers with playful April Fool’s reminders that they’re always watching, with a similar survey going to Team Liquid streamer ‘TF Blade’ and others.

Imaqtpie isn’t someone to back down from a challenge, and it seems like he’s still trying to make the bot lane duo support strat work. But it has yet to yield results that would impress the League of Legends developers.

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T1 & LS respond to League of Legends coach controversy

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:02 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 14:05

by Lauren Bergin


Both Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare and T1 have responded to the mass backlash against the iconic Korean organization seemingly ignoring LoL fan toxicity.

When Korean League of Legends behemoths T1 by mistake leaked that Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare would be the organization’s new coach, T1 fans went wild.

In a story that has gone viral, die-hard T1 fans have been seen giving LS racial and homophobic abuse online, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending mysterious packages to her address. For many, T1’s lack of substantial response up until this point has been considered as them condoning the abuse, and the controversy has caused many a fan to stray away from the T1 fold.

So while it’s taken some time, both parties have finally spoken out on the situation in an attempt to clarify what has been happening behind the scenes.

One of the most famous pictures from this event is of a T1 fan’s van being parked outside T1’s HQ demanding LS’ removal.

T1 apologizes

A lengthy apology was released via Twitlonger from CEO Joe Marsh regarding the LS situation on November 24. The document is largely an apology towards the T1 fanbase for not speaking out quicker, and in turn, allowing the fans to be slandered and attacked by the press.

Marsh claims that T1 fans and South Koreans, in general, have been made victims of “unfair generalizations about their cultures, moral, and character” due to being “accused of harassing LS.” Additionally, the apology covers the unacceptable abuse towards LS that had been left on the organization’s discord, apologizing to the fans for any upset these may have caused.

T1 player Lee ‘Effort’ Sang-ho also receives T1’s condolences, as T1 did not come to his defense after the LS news was leaked accidentally on his stream.

However, most League of Legends fans were concerned with LS, who only gets mentioned at the end of the Twitlonger in a paragraph that reads as more interested in appeasing the fans than addressing any abuse and doxxing. While Marsh confirms that a “police report” has been filed regarding the package sent to LS’ mother, there seems to be very little apology directed only to LS.

LS’ video response

In a 14-minute long YouTube video, LS addresses the T1 situation and his future with the organization. While he had initially been chosen to join the T1 content creation team, questions were asked whether or not he would like to move up to the role as a coach.

While expressing that it would be a dream come true, LS clarifies that he was happier with the content role.

He expresses his apologies for any previous support of bbq Olivers’ Sebastian ‘Malice’ Edholm’s racist remarks, noting that he had not seen the messages containing the offensive comments before he endorsed the player. As a man living in South Korea who calls it home, it’s clear LS would never knowingly have participated in defending racism despite T1 fans claiming otherwise.

As for the future, LS has chosen to remain in Korea. He states that “for all the years that teams wanted me to leave Korea and go coach elsewhere or join a different org, or join different teams; one thing’s always remained true and that’s that I love Korea and I don’t want to leave here. T1 is going to enable me to be able to do everything I’ve always wanted to do and more.”

So while this may not be the dramatic response that many fans were hoping for, LS seems prepared for a bright future regardless.