Controversial League of Legends Streamer Banned By Riot Games For Trolling Community


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League of Legend developers, Riot Games, has banned a famous streamer called Tyler1. Tyler1 was popular because of his abusive behavior in the game.

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Tyler1 was not a very popular figure on Twitch until a few weeks ago. His popularity surged after people came to know that he resorted to heavy trolling, using abusive languages and intentionally feeding trolls on his streams.

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The 96000 odd Twitch followers of Tyler1 proves that the audience definitely likes  the kind of content that he produces. However, various pro League of Legends players including Doublelift has spoken out against his filthy behavior. The video below shows how he’s spoken out against the streamer, calling him out for his unruly and often uncalled for behavior.

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The developers of the game weren’t impressed by the actions of Tyler1 at all, so they banned him for an indefinite period in the weekend.

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Riot also issued an official statement on its website that informed the community about its decision to ban the streamer –

Hey all,

Instant Feedback catches the most unsportsmanlike players in League, but some people go out of their way to continue ruining games for the community. Because of a well-documented history of account bans for verbal abuse, intentional feeding, as well as account sharing/purchasing, evasion of sportsmanship systems, and player harassment, we will not allow Tyler1 to hold a League of Legends account, indefinitely. Any account definitively used by him will be banned immediately upon identification.

We know we’re not perfect, and this dragged on too long, but we want you to know when the rare player comes along who’s a genuine jerk, we’ve still got your back.

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But Tyler1 didn’t appear to have been bothered by this at all as he posted a casual video covering the episode. The video proves that he isn’t disturbed by the ban and couldn’t care less about it. Check it out below –

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The statement issued by Riot also sparked some controversy among the players and the fans. Some of them replied with comments that suggested that many high profile trollers were left unpunished even though Tyler1 was banned. Here is one of such comments.

Riot don’t be hypocrites…banning Tyler1 whilst you allow Kaceytron and Nicktron continue to ruin the community for so long now. Why don’t you do the same thing for them? Those are bad members (if we can call those two that) of the LoL community. If you are going to show rough Justice on players of this game, be balanced and show it to all. As I said, Kaceytron and Nicktron are still playing this game and yet you’ve done absolutely nothing agaisn’t them. Yet you ban Tyler1? Hypocrisy!

Now, this would be interesting to see if Riot take measures against the other troll players as well or they decide to unban Tyler1. The second prospect is a very unlikely one.