Tyler ‘Tyler1’ Steinkamp has had a cheeky dig at former Twitch Rivals teammate Julian ‘Tarzaned’ Farokhian after he won his second consecutive LoL Showdown alongside Ashkan ‘TF Blade’ Homayouni, labelling them “tryhards.”
The first Twitch Rivals LoL Showdown has wrapped up for 2020, with TF Blade’s team consisting of a mix of solo queue and collegiate talent taking home the title. For Tarzaned, it was his second win in a row, after collecting the trophy for himself back in November with Tyler1 on his side.
However, the AD carry prodigal son of North America had something to say about his teammate defecting and continuing his streak in the streamer tournament.
While reading the Reddit post-match comments after defeating Voyboy’s Genius Gang to take home the title once again, Tarzaned received a message from his former captain asking for a chat.
“Tyler wants me to call him, f**k I’m kinda nervous,” he said, before answering the call and getting assaulted by a mouthful from Tyler1.
“What’s up you piece of sh*t,” the AD carry said, before criticizing Tarzaned’s win. “Gonna tell you right now dipsh*t that your team was f**king dogsh*t. I had a hard time f**king watching because they were so bad mechanically.
“First of all, how did that fucking L taste? Huh? Enjoy being 9-1, dogsh*t.”
Tarzaned just sat quietly on the other end of the line, quipping back with a few lines about how his team “won off macro” and that “Ekko isn’t balanced,” reasoning their loss. But Tyler1 didn’t buy a bar of it, continuing on with his tirade.
“Secondly, congrats bro, you f**king drafted a sweaty team. None of us even care. None of us even gave a f**k. Dude, read the f**king room, nobody gave a f**k about the tournament and you drafted tryhard. Last tournament was tryhard, this tournament was content, you little sweatster.”
Tarzaned retorted, saying that the reason everyone hates on NA as a region is because people don’t care about these tournaments. “The reason why NA is weak is because no one cares, like you. I have nothing else going for me so I have to try as hard,” he said.
Extremely honoured and grateful to play with such amazing players. We had a rough start but knew each other’s talents and skills would eventually come together. Thank you for the never ending support. I’m humbled and can’t wait to give back to our amazing community.
I love you.
— Tarzaned (@LoLTarzaned) January 24, 2020
Tyler1 did acknowledge the fact, but warned his rival to make sure the glory “doesn’t go to [his] head.”
“I’ll see you next Twitch Rivals, I swear to God, you f**king b*tch,” he said, before leaving the call.
- Read more: Bjergsen explains why he stayed with TSM
Tarzaned did do a bit of deciphering between the lines to read the kindness in Tyler’s words, no matter how bitter they sounded.“Thanks for the kind words man, love you too. That’s my ex-captain, I miss him.”
After helping Tyler1 and Shadow Dogs Unleashed last year, Tarzaned walked away with more Twitch Rivals success under TF Blade. With a couple of titles under his belt now, he will be hot property come the next Twitch Rivals draft, where Tyler1 will certainly be looking to secure his services once again.