League of Legends

Tyler1 declares he’s “the GOAT” after finishing jungle-only LoL challenge

Published: 28/May/2020 6:16 Updated: 28/May/2020 8:04

by Andrew Amos


Tyler ‘Tyler1’ Steinkamp set off on a challenge back in January to climb to Challenger in League playing jungle only to prove a point. After four months, and 1,800 games, the former ADC main has done it.

On January 27, Tyler1 made a statement: “Jungle is the best role in the game played by the worst players.”

He set out on a challenge to prove that “good players” can play jungle, and beat players who have mastered the role for years. Four months, and 1,800 long and arduous games on Summoner’s Rift later, Tyler1’s challenge is finally complete: the former bot lane main officially broke into Challenger on May 27.

Tyler undertook most of the challenge on stream, starting from unranked, before placing into Gold and blitzing his way to Diamond. After there though, things got tricky. He enlisted the services of ranked superstar Tarzaned to help him breakthrough, and it helped.

He took a break from streaming in April to focus full time on climbing up the ranked ladder. With him basically off-the-grid on his grind, the only way people could check in with Tyler was through other streamers facing off against him, or fan accounts following him around.

After finally breaking into Grandmaster at the end of April, it took Tyler a few weeks to crest the final mountain ⁠— Challenger. He did it in an MVP performance too, according to League stats site OP.GG, with a 6/1/19 Ivern game, smashing pro players like Evil Geniuses’ Kumo and 100 Thieves’ Ssumday.

In-game, he typed he was “the GOAT, period.” However, when talking to Tarzaned on stream, he was a bit more reserved. “I don’t even feel excited. It’s just like ‘ok, about f**king time’,” he said.

However, once he learned he was live on-stream, the usual Tyler1 came out. “Yo, I did it,” the streamer screamed. “What’s up yo ⁠— I’m the greatest of all time!”

Tyler1 hit Challenger with a 52% win rate after 1,811 games (947-864) at 434 LP. On his five most played champions ⁠— Olaf, Ivern, Karthus, Jarvan IV, and Lee Sin ⁠— he maintained a winrate between 52% and 57%.

He hasn’t technically hit Challenger yet. Once the ranked ladder updates at the end of the day, it will finally reflect his true rank ⁠— and he should slot in at around rank 300, right on the cusp.

There’s still a long road ahead if he wants to try and challenge for the number one spot though. Currently, it’s held by Cloud9 star Jesper ‘Zven’ Svenningsen. He’s sitting pretty on 1,632 LP, a thousand points more than Tyler1.

However, Tyler1 has proven that anyone can hit Challenger playing jungle. It only took him four months of hard work to prove his doubters wrong, and now it’s just a game of trying to maintain his position on the ladder.

League of Legends

How to watch LEC 2021 Spring Split: stream, schedule, scores

Published: 21/Jan/2021 1:57

by Isaac McIntyre


LEC 2021 Spring Split is here! Ten world-class League of Legends lineups battle it out for a spot in the Spring Playoffs, and a chance to be crowned kings of Europe. Here’s the stream, schedule & standings to keep you in the loop.

  • Spring begins with blockbuster Super Week
  • Fnatic vs Rogue bookmarked as game of the round
  • Star-studded G2 Esports shape as early favorites

The League of Legends European Championship is back, and it’s expected to be as exciting, whacky, and competitive as ever. Throughout the course of the eight-week season (January 22 to March 14), ten teams will compete for a spot in the Spring Playoffs.

There’s €200,000 on the line, as well as the illustrious chance to represent Europe at the Mid-Season Invitational. Here’s everything you need to stay up-to-date.

LEC 2021 Spring Split: Stream

The LEC streams live on Twitch, the league’s new dedicated YouTube channel, and lolesports.com. Miss the action? Catch-up on all three platforms within 24 hours.

LEC 2021 Spring Split: Results & schedule

Below are the results & schedule for the forthcoming week’s action, followed by the following week’s schedule.

Week 1 schedule (January 22 – January 24)

Date Match GMT  PT ET
January 22 G2 Esports vs MAD Lions 5pm 9am 12pm
Astralis vs SK Gaming 6pm 10am 1pm
Rogue vs Excel Esports 7pm 11am 2pm
Vitality vs Schalke 04 8pm 12pm 3pm
Misfits vs Fnatic 9pm 1pm 4pm
January 23 Schalke 04 vs Excel Esports 4pm 8am 11am
Vitality vs Misfits 5pm 9am 12pm
MAD Lions vs Astralis 6pm 10am 1pm
G2 Esports vs SK Gaming 7pm 11am 2pm
Fnatic vs Rogue 8pm 12pm 3pm
January 24 Astralis vs Vitality 4pm 8am 11am
Rogue vs SK Gaming 5pm 9am 12pm
Misfits vs MAD Lions 6pm 10am 1pm
Fnatic vs Schalke 04 7pm 11am 2pm
Excel Esports vs G2 Esports 8pm 12pm 3pm

Week 2 schedule (January 29 – January 30)

Date Match GMT  PT ET
January 29 MAD Lions vs Excel Esports 5pm 9am 12pm
Schalke 04 vs SK Gaming 6pm 10am 1pm
G2 Esports vs Astralis 7pm 11am 2pm
Misfits vs Rogue 8pm 12pm 3pm
Vitality vs Fnatic 9pm 1pm 4pm
January 30 Excel Esports vs Astralis 4pm 8am 11am
Vitality vs Rogue 5pm 9am 12pm
Misfits vs SK Gaming 6pm 10am 1pm
Schalke 04 vs G2 Esports 7pm 11am 2pm
Fnatic vs MAD Lions 8pm 12pm 3pm

LEC 2021 Spring Split: Standings

Below are how each team places in the current standings. This will be updated once the opening round of play has been penned into the record books.

Placements Team Games
1 Astralis 0-0
2 Excel Esports 0-0
3 FC Schalke 04 0-0
4 Fnatic 0-0
5 G2 Esports 0-0
6 MAD Lions 0-0
7 Misfits Gaming 0-0
8 Rogue 0-0
9 SK Gaming 0-0
10 Team Vitality 0-0

LEC 2021 Spring Split: Teams

Team Top Jungle Mid AD Carry Support
Astralis WhiteKnight Zanzarah Nukeduck Jeskla promisq
Excel Esports Kryze Dan Czekolad Patrik Tore
FC Schalke 04 Broken Blade Gilius Abbedagge Neon LIMIT
Fnatic Bwipo Selfmade Nisqy Upset Hylissang
G2 Esports Wunder Jankos Caps Rekkles Mixkyx
MAD Lions Armut Elyoya Humanoid Crazzy Kaiser
Misfits Gaming Agresivoo/HiRit Razork Vetheo Kobbe denyk/Vander
Rogue Odoamne Inspired Larssen Hans Sama Trymbi
SK Gaming Jenax TynX Blue Jezu Treatz
Team Vitality Szygenda Skeanz Milica Comp Labrov