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Tyler1 claims he’s the “greatest player alive” after hitting masters

Published: 8/Nov/2020 16:59 Updated: 8/Nov/2020 17:14

by Luke Edwards

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After reaching Challenger playing solely as a jungler, League streamer Tyler ‘Tyler1’ Steinkamp has reached Master tier in ranked solo queue yet again. But this time, he’s done it playing only in the top lane. 

It’s the third time he has reached master tier playing solely in one position. He first made it as an AD carry, before proving himself as the king of the jungle.

The reformed former Draven one-trick, who has over 3.8m followers on Twitch, achieved the feat nearly 16 hours into an overnight stream.

Having started September in Gold 1, by the end of the month he had already reached Diamond 2. From here, things unfortunately got a bit sticky. By mid-October he had sneaked his way into Diamond 1, right on the cusp of promotion, only to suffer a demotion back to Diamond 2. But, with Tyler being Tyler, he stuck at it to reach Master tier in an incredible feat.

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Tyler1 already reached Challenger playing only as a jungler before attempting this feat.

The moment Tyler1 made it to master tier

Nearly 16 hours into his livestream, having only lost only two out of 24 games, Tyler1 won his 4th promotion series game to clinch a spot in the master tier of League of Legends.

As he headed towards the Nexus, he proclaimed himself “the greatest f***ing player alive. Period.”

He played 17 consecutive games on Cho’Gath before switching over to Olaf for the final two games of the series. He also picked up wins on Urgot and Heimerdinger throughout the night. Across the whole challenge, Mordekaiser was his most played champ with 156 games.

Tyler1’s highest win-rate among his five most-played champs is Cho’Gath, currently sitting at an insane 67%. His next best is Olaf at 57%.

It’s a big achievement for the streamer who was banned permanently from the game in 2016 for toxic behavior. He eventually returned in 2018 and built one of the largest League followings around, as well as creating his own tournament, the TCS. He’s now sponsored by Korean org T1 in one of the most perfect player-org matches League has ever seen.

Tyler1 has until midnight on November 9th to see if he can reach Challenger. It’s unlikely he’ll make it in such a short amount of time, but – at the same time – you’d have to be a fool to underestimate him.

Entertainment

Twitch streamer confronts DoorDash driver after console war trash talk

Published: 24/Nov/2020 19:33 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 19:42

by Michael Gwilliam

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Console wars are nothing new to video game enthusiasts. From schoolyard debates to forum threads 500 pages deep, console loyalists have fought tooth and nail since the dawn of time. Now, the battleground has shifted with even DoorDash drivers getting in on the action against customers.

During a Twitch broadcast, streamer Jameskii was playing Minecraft while waiting for DoorDash to deliver his order. Suddenly, he received a text message on his phone.

“Hold on, is my drink here?” he wondered as he grabbed his mobile device. “Oh my God! Oh my God!”

As the streamer stared down at his phone, he could hardly contain his disbelief at the message he received from the driver.

“My food delivery guy just messaged me ‘Xbox is trash as f**k,” he laughed. “I’m not kidding. My f**king DoorDash just messaged me. It says, ‘Hello, DoorDash has arrived with your order’ and the next message is ‘Xbox is trash as f**k.’”

As it turns out, the driver actually tried to call the streamer, but when Jameskii didn’t pick up, he felt the need to trash talk Xbox.

Despite all this confusion and the out of context attack on Microsoft’s console, Jameskii wondered if he should call the driver back.

“Say yeah, PlayStation is better, woo!” his friend suggested as the streamer began to redial the number.

Eventually, someone on the other end picked up. “Alright, what did you say about Xbox?” Jameskii asked point-blank.

After a few moments of silence, the driver doubled down on his earlier comment and shouted, “F**k Xbox!”

The remark had the streamer in stitches and made him burst out laughing at the absurdity of the whole situation.

While console wars have a long history dating beyond even the 90s when Nintendo and Sega duked it out, it’s unlikely that the phenomenon ever reached a point where delivery drivers partake. It just goes to show that we’re living in a strange timeline.