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Tyler1 slams League of Legends junglers who fail at game’s “easiest role”

Published: 11/Mar/2020 12:00

by Kamil Malinowski

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Twitch star Tyler ‘Tyler1’ Steinkamp spoke about his switch to the jungle role in League of Legends and explained why, contrary to popular belief, it is the easiest role in the game. 

Tyler1 is undoubtedly the biggest League of Legends Twitch streamer out there, drawing in tens of thousands of views every stream with his entertaining content.

He’s known for playing the bottom lane throughout most of his streaming career but switched to the jungle role in 2020 as he was looking to shake things up. Somewhat unexpectedly, the American excelled in the role and reached Masters, the second-highest rank in the game, at the end of February and has now spoken about the role.

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Tyler1 is the most popular League of Legends streamer in the world.

In an interview with Travis Gafford on March 10, Tyler was asked about jungling and his transition to the role and oozed confidence in his response.

“Jungle is the easiest role in the game and it’s not even close. All these junglers that you see and they say, oh it’s hard and oh my laners… they’re bad!” Travis then pointed out that many junglers were complaining about the role heading into the first competitive season of 2020 and Steinkamp couldn’t help but poke fun at them.

“Yes, [they complained about the role] and guess what? I now outrank them, and they are quite upset about that.” He said, pointing at the fact that many players pegged Tyler1 to fail in the new role and now he’s one of the highest-ranked players.

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The streamer then moved on from the subject and spoke about cosplay, as he was currently showing off his brand new take on Draven, revealing that his next outfit is likely to be Olaf – his favorite jungle Champion.  

There’s no doubt he could fill the role well, especially as he’s shown he has the skills and admiration for the character on his stream.

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Sneaky reportedly in talks with Dignitas to return to the LCS in 2021

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:36

by Andrew Amos

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It’s early days in the League roster shuffle, but one of the biggest moves could be just around the corner. Veteran AD carry Zach ‘Sneaky’ Scuderi could be making his triumphant return to the LCS, with the star reportedly in talks with Dignitas.

Could Sneaky be making his return to the LCS? The two-time champion has been out of the limelight for 12 months now after being dropped from the Cloud9 roster ahead of Spring 2020.

He marked his intentions to return back in August, and now, those dreams could be realized. After “actively looking for a pro play opportunity,” Sneaky could have snagged a spot back in the LCS to make his triumphant return.

Sneaky playing for Cloud9
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Sneaky was absent in 2020, but is ready to return in 2021.

Sneaky is reportedly in talks with Dignitas to return to the LCS for Spring 2021. Travis Gafford reported the rumor in an October 23 video ⁠— but it’s just that for now, a very big rumor. He would be coming in to replace 2020 rookie Johnson ‘Johnsun’ Nguyen.

The move could send shockwaves through the North American League scene, given Sneaky’s prestige on both a domestic and international level. He made 339 appearances for Cloud9 from 2013 to 2019, and won two domestic titles.

On the other hand, Dignitas has had a less-than-stellar 2020. While they technically made it to Worlds in 2019 under Clutch Gaming, they were unable to make it a repeat appearance, coming seventh and eighth in both LCS splits this year. The organization is still yet to win an LCS title.

However, Sneaky’s rumored return to the LCS also comes at a time where fans are asking for more fresh blood. After NA’s disappointing performance at Worlds 2020, there’s been calls for dramatic reform of the LCS.

This includes buying into more academy talent, and bringing in fresh faces instead of constantly recycling players between teams.

Johnsun playing for Dignitas in LCS Spring 2020
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Sneaky would be replacing Dignitas’ rookie AD carry Johnsun.

Sneaky’s return could be seen as flying in the face of such reform. However, if there is a veteran AD carry you want to bring onboard, you could do much worse than the former Cloud9 star.

Sneaky and Dignitas are yet to confirm the rumors. We will update you once more information arises. In the meantime, be sure to check out our League off-season rostermania hub for the latest transfers as they happen.