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Tyler1 roasts Riot Games for trying to play April fool’s joke on him

Published: 2/Apr/2019 14:25

by Calum Patterson

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Popular League of Legends streamer tyler1 was the second big name player to get trolled by Riot Games on April 1, with the developers giving him a tailored questionnaire after a match.

Tyler1’s relationship with Riot has been rocky to say the least. In fact, they previously banned him from the game entirely for being too ‘toxic’, calling him a “jerk”, before deciding that banning the most popular streamer for their game perhaps wasn’t the best idea.

He made his anticipated return to streaming in January of 2018, and since then has mended his relationship with the studio, although that doesn’t stop him from speaking his mind about them.

Twitch / Riot GamesTyler1 was invited to the NA LCS finals, showing he and Riot had made up.

Riot too has tried to make friends, sending the streamer a tailor-made gift for the launch of Season 9, showing that they were at least on somewhat good terms.

Riot pulls April fool’s jokes on League of Legends streamers

For their latest stunt, Riot pranked both tyler1 and fellow LoL streamer imaqtpie, the latter by sending him a questionnaire suggesting that he was a “washed up ADC streamer.

Tyler1’s question was a bit less insulting (they clearly don’t want to get on his bad side again), instead simply asking him which of his cats were his favorite.

After confirming that he loved all his pets equally, tyler1 signed off his response with a quick “fuck you” to Riot, before roasting them for spending all that time making a joke questionnaire for him.

“I’m really glad they have time to pop off some surveys like that,” the streamer said, “these motherfuckers aren’t doing anything else are they?”

Despite being a much kinder gag, tyler1’s response was to be expected, compared to imaqtpie’s more reserved response.

They also trolled Team Liquid streamer TFBlade, with his survey simply reading “Listen buddy”, and then six options ranging from strongly agree to strongly disagree.

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T1 & LS respond to League of Legends coach controversy

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:02 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 14:05

by Lauren Bergin

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Both Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare and T1 have responded to the mass backlash against the iconic Korean organization seemingly ignoring LoL fan toxicity.

When Korean League of Legends behemoths T1 by mistake leaked that Nick ‘LS’ De Cesare would be the organization’s new coach, T1 fans went wild.

In a story that has gone viral, die-hard T1 fans have been seen giving LS racial and homophobic abuse online, as well as doxxing his grandmother and sending mysterious packages to her address. For many, T1’s lack of substantial response up until this point has been considered as them condoning the abuse, and the controversy has caused many a fan to stray away from the T1 fold.

So while it’s taken some time, both parties have finally spoken out on the situation in an attempt to clarify what has been happening behind the scenes.

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One of the most famous pictures from this event is of a T1 fan’s van being parked outside T1’s HQ demanding LS’ removal.

T1 apologizes

A lengthy apology was released via Twitlonger from CEO Joe Marsh regarding the LS situation on November 24. The document is largely an apology towards the T1 fanbase for not speaking out quicker, and in turn, allowing the fans to be slandered and attacked by the press.

Marsh claims that T1 fans and South Koreans, in general, have been made victims of “unfair generalizations about their cultures, moral, and character” due to being “accused of harassing LS.” Additionally, the apology covers the unacceptable abuse towards LS that had been left on the organization’s discord, apologizing to the fans for any upset these may have caused.

T1 player Lee ‘Effort’ Sang-ho also receives T1’s condolences, as T1 did not come to his defense after the LS news was leaked accidentally on his stream.

However, most League of Legends fans were concerned with LS, who only gets mentioned at the end of the Twitlonger in a paragraph that reads as more interested in appeasing the fans than addressing any abuse and doxxing. While Marsh confirms that a “police report” has been filed regarding the package sent to LS’ mother, there seems to be very little apology directed only to LS.

LS’ video response

In a 14-minute long YouTube video, LS addresses the T1 situation and his future with the organization. While he had initially been chosen to join the T1 content creation team, questions were asked whether or not he would like to move up to the role as a coach.

While expressing that it would be a dream come true, LS clarifies that he was happier with the content role.

He expresses his apologies for any previous support of bbq Olivers’ Sebastian ‘Malice’ Edholm’s racist remarks, noting that he had not seen the messages containing the offensive comments before he endorsed the player. As a man living in South Korea who calls it home, it’s clear LS would never knowingly have participated in defending racism despite T1 fans claiming otherwise.

As for the future, LS has chosen to remain in Korea. He states that “for all the years that teams wanted me to leave Korea and go coach elsewhere or join a different org, or join different teams; one thing’s always remained true and that’s that I love Korea and I don’t want to leave here. T1 is going to enable me to be able to do everything I’ve always wanted to do and more.”

So while this may not be the dramatic response that many fans were hoping for, LS seems prepared for a bright future regardless.