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Tyler1 explains why he really wants G2 Esports to lose LoL Worlds final

Published: 5/Nov/2019 2:46 Updated: 5/Nov/2019 3:19

by Isaac McIntyre


League of Legends streamer Tyler ‘Tyler1’ Steinkamp has admitted he is “super excited” to see European champions G2 Esports lose in the upcoming 2019 World Championship final, and explained exactly why he wants to see the Western team fail.

G2 Esports earned their place in Riot Games’ international tournament decider after defeating SK Telecom T1 3-1 in the semifinals on the weekend, and will now face Chinese champions FunPlus Phoenix in Paris for the right to the lift the Summoner’s Cup. 

If one major Twitch star has his way, however, the LEC team — and more specifically their fans across the internet — will be crying come Sunday evening.

Riot GamesTyler1 revealed he wants to see G2 Esports fail in the Worlds grand final.

“I have never wanted a team to lose more than I f*cking want G2 to lose Worlds,” Tyler admitted during his November 4 broadcast, before fending off accusations from his chat that he was annoyed at SKT’s defeat. “I’m not salty, do I look salty? I’m not salty.”

The Twitch streamer admitted that he had nothing against G2’s player roster, which includes stars like Rasmus ‘Caps’ Winther and Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković, but said he just wants to see the team lose so badly that their fans have a “really shitty day.”

“I don’t care about the players, I just want them to lose so that everyone who is excited about them winning Worlds has a shitty day,” the League of Legends star explained.

“I’ve met the G2 players before, and I like them, they’re good dudes. I just want their fans to be mad. That’s all I want. G2 players, don’t take this personally. I just want the fans to be pissed off… I just really want them to lose very badly.”

Considering Steinkamp is a North American streamer, his fans were quick to accuse him of being “salty” that Europe had been excelling on the world stage while LCS teams like Team Liquid and Cloud9 had failed to get out of groups, but he denied those claims.

Instead, he revealed his love for veritable LoL legend Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok, who was on the receiving end of a G2 defeat at the Palacio Vistalegre in the tournament’s top-four.

“I don’t care about NA, NA sucks… they’re dogsh*t. I’m just a huge Faker fan, I love him,” he said, and added SK Telecom T1 should consider signing him for the 2020 season so that he could replace Park ‘Teddy’ Jin-seong in the bot lane alongside the Unkillable Demon King.

“Watch me and Faker run it back at Worlds, you’ll see,” he claimed, before apparently coming to terms with the fact that his LCK favorites had been bumped out of finals contention. “I wish I had just stayed in bed. But whatever, it is what it is. G2, looking forward to the finals.”

Riot GamesTyler1 said he wants to “run it back” with Faker after SKT’s defeat in Madrid.

Considering Tyler1 is one of Twitch’s biggest stars, who regularly earns his places among the Challengers of NA’s solo queue, it’s easy to forget players like him are still often major fans of the game’s competitive scene, and can be just as sad as fans when their favorite teams lose.

Hopefully he can come to terms with whoever wins the impending showdown — either that, or fans will be treated to another trademark T1 explosion should G2 become just the second European team since Fnatic to claim the title of world champion, and the first team to complete the League of Legends ‘grand slam’ with two domestic titles, the MSI crown, and Worlds glory.

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LIVE: LCS Lock In 2021 – Undefeated Evil Geniuses shape as early favorites

Published: 18/Jan/2021 10:04 Updated: 18/Jan/2021 10:12

by Andrew Amos


The League of Legends’ LCS is underway with the 2021’s Lock In. North America’s 10 best teams lock horns for bragging rights ahead of the Spring Split. Here’s the LCS Lock In standings, schedule, results & more to stay in the loop!

  • Evil Geniuses stay undefeated with win over Dignitas
  • CLG eliminated from Lock In playoff contention on Day 2
  • 100 Thieves bounce back with Liquid upset

LCS Lock In: Stream

The LCS Lock In tournament is the 2021 starter for League of Legends in North America. All 10 LCS teams will take part in the two-week competition that gives fans a taster of the year to come.

They’re not playing for pittance either. The winning team will take home $150,000 USD, and a lot of confidence heading into the start of Spring 2021 in February.

LCS Lock In 2021: Standings

Group A

Placements Team Games
1 100 Thieves 2 – 1
1 Team Liquid 2 – 1
1 TSM 2 – 1
4 Golden Guardians 1 – 2
5 CLG 1 – 3

Group B

Placements Team Games
1 Evil Geniuses 3 – 0
2 Cloud9 2 – 1
3 Dignitas 1 – 2
3 Immortals 1 – 2
5 FlyQuest 0 – 2

LCS Lock In 2021: Schedule & results

Groups Day 4: Friday, January 22

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Dignitas vs Cloud9 3pm 6pm 11pm
Group A Golden Guardians vs 100 Thieves 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 23)
Group B Evil Geniuses vs FlyQuest 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 23)
Group A Liquid vs TSM 6pm 9pm 2am (Jan 23)
Group B Immortals vs FlyQuest 7pm 10pm 3am (Jan 23)

Groups Day 1: Friday, January 15

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group A 100 Thieves 1 – 0 TSM 3pm 6pm 11pm
CLG 0 – 1 Liquid 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 16)
Group B Cloud9 0 – 1 Evil Geniuses 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 16)
Dignitas 1 – 0 FlyQuest 6pm 9pm 2am (Jan 16)
Group A Golden Guardians 1 – 0 CLG 7pm 10pm 3am (Jan 16)

Perkz’s Cloud9 debut doesn’t go as planned

The first day of LCK Lock In action didn’t go as planned for Luka ‘Perkz’ Perkovic and Cloud9, losing their first match of 2021 to Evil Geniuses. His 4/7/2 performance on Yone disappointed many, as Deftly shone on Kai’Sa.

100 Thieves’ new roster got off to a strong start against a new-look TSM, while CLG are 0-2 in 2021, losing to both Liquid and the rookie Golden Guardians lineup. Although they are without Broxah and Finn, the team failed to live up to their legacy.

Groups Day 2: Saturday, January 16

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Immortals 0 – 1 Evil Geniuses 1pm 4pm 9pm
Group A Golden Guardians 0 – 1 TSM 2pm 5pm 10pm
Group B Cloud9 1 – 0 FlyQuest 3pm 6pm 11pm
Immortals 1 – 0 Dignitas 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 17)
Group A CLG 1 – 0 100 Thieves 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 17)

Evil Geniuses last undefeated team at Lock In

After 100 Thieves fell down to a weakened CLG, Evil Geniuses remain the only undefeated team at Lock In. Their win against Immortals was dominant off the back of another great performance from Deftly and IgNar in bot.

Cloud9 came back strong after their disappointing loss to Evil Geniuses against FlyQuest with a near-perfect game, only losing one tower. TSM (against Golden Guardians) and Immortals (against Dignitas) also posted wins.

Groups Day 3: Sunday, January 17

Group Match PT ET GMT
Group B Immortals 0 – 1 Cloud9 1pm 4pm 9pm
Group A Liquid 0 – 1 100 Thieves 2pm 5pm 10pm
Group B Dignitas 0 – 1 Evil Geniuses 3pm 6pm 11pm
Group A CLG 0 – 1 TSM 4pm 7pm 12am (Jan 18)
Golden Guardians – 1 Liquid 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 18)

Evil Geniuses overtake Liquid to claim ‘favorites’ mantle

Evil Geniuses have extended their undefeated streak to the end of the opening weekend, defeating Dignitas to secure a 3-0 record. Their lead was helped along by a 100 Thieves upset win over Liquid, with Can ‘Closer’ Çelik and Victor ‘FBI’ Huang dictating the mid-game in their team’s second win.

On the other end of the spectrum, Counter Logic Gaming has become the first team eliminated from playoff contention early on Day 2.

The roster — which is missing Finn ‘Finn’ Wiestål and Mads ‘Broxah’ Brock-Pedersen due to visa issues — were punted after losing to arch-rivals TSM in a back and forth battle. Their 1-3 record leaves them without a chance to make finals.

Quarterfinals Day 1: Saturday, January 23

TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm
TBD vs TBD 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 24)

Quarterfinals Day 2: Sunday, January 24

TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm
TBD vs TBD 5pm 8pm 1am (Jan 24)

Semifinals Day 1: Friday, January 29

TBD vs TBD 3pm 6pm 11pm

Semifinals Day 2: Saturday, January 30

TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm

Grand Finals: Sunday, January 31

TBD vs TBD 1pm 4pm 9pm