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.
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.