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Tyler1 in disbelief after struggling to rank up in LoL jungle challenge

Published: 1/Feb/2020 15:44

by Daniel Cleary


Popular Twitch streamer Tyler ‘Tyler1’ Steinkamp was shocked after failing to climb the ranks during his ‘Unranked to Challenger’ series as a jungler in League of Legends.

Tyler1 has built a massive following of over 2.9 million followers on Twitch and is known for his high-elo League of Legends gameplay, regularly competing against the best in North America’s solo queue playlist.

However, when the popular streamer set his sights on ranking up another account to challenger, only playing as a jungler rather than his usual role as ADC, he found it to be much more difficult than expected.

Tyler1 had difficulty making it out of the lower ranks in League of Legends.

Following the end of League of Legends Season 9, many jungle players were critical of Riot Games’ decision to significantly reduce the amount of XP that could be earned from jungle camps in-game.

T1, on the other hand, still felt as if the jungler position was one of the most influential roles in the game, despite the nerfs, and decided to take on the challenge of ranking up an account to Challenger elo to prove it.

Unfortunately for Tyler1, after initially being placed in the bronze division on the account, he found himself struggling to get out of the gold rank and failed his promotional series to the platinum elo four times in a row.

The streamer later reflected on a more enthusiastic clip of himself ahead of starting his climb and was stunned at his lack of progress over the course of his January 30 stream.

Tyler1 finally escapes gold

However, he managed to turn things around the following day during his January 31 broadcast and finally escaped the gold division after multiple failed attempts.

The Twitch star celebrated his achievement in classic Tyler1 fashion, staring at his new rank while loud music was blaring in the background, also shouting, “Yes! I did it, f**k yeah! That’s me!”

Despite his celebrations, Tyler1 will still have a long way to go to fully prove his point and reach challenger elo, although he seems to be making good progress regardless of his early setbacks.

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Caps passing Perkz as greatest western LoL player – Amazing & Munchables

Published: 23/Oct/2020 14:37

by Daniel Cleary


With the topic of the “greatest Western League of Legends player of all time” heating up once again, Maurice ‘Amazing’ Stückenschneider and Joseph ‘Munchables’ Fenny have explained why G2 Esports star Rasmus ‘Caps’ Winther could be taking the number one spot over teammate Luka ‘Perkz’ Perkovic, in Dexerto’s recent Worlds 2020 review.

As Worlds 2020 is coming closer to declaring a new set of champions, one of the biggest talking points in the League of Legends community has been the overall performance of Western teams at the international event and the individual players who contribute to them.

After G2 Esports defeated Gen.G in the quarter-finals and cemented themselves as “the last Western hope” following Fnatic’s narrow defeat to Top Esports, it raised the question of who exactly is the best Western player of all time.

Speaking on the matter in our Worlds review, Amazing highlighted that Perkz being around for longer has let him build up a more impressive resume than his teammate, “Caps has the highest highs I would suppose and Perkz has the better career so far, because he has done more in his career so far.”

Is Caps better than Perkz?

Munchables followed up by adding that the success Caps has seen in such a short span of time can not go unnoticed when discussing the pair, making it even more difficult to rank who is truly the best player of all time.

“I honestly think the problem is Caps is too good,” he explained. “The amount of time he has been in the scene, versus the amount of time he has been successful, is such a one-sided ratio on the side of success.”

Munchables also claimed that Caps might have had a greater impact on the region as a whole, comparing the success of Europe internationally before and after his time on teams like G2 and Fnatic, who have both made appearances in the Worlds final with him on the roster.

“European success versus, before Caps and with Caps is so dramatically skewed to Caps being a part of that,” Munchables explained. “At this point, I find it almost unarguable that Caps is the best Western player of all time.”

Amazing later added that Perkz had paved the way for Caps to be the best in the west, after years of putting together a roster that is now helping the mid laner to shine on the biggest stage. “He’s granted Caps the ability to understand what winning really means.”

Only time will tell how each of these remarkable players will fare throughout the rest of their careers as there will be plenty of opportunities to sway public opinion. But for now, it will likely remain up for debate as the two G2 stars continue to perform on the Rift.