Tyler Steinkamp, better known as Tyler1, is a popular player in the League of Legends (LOL) video game. He became famous for streaming games on his YouTube and Twitch channels. As a result, he also became notorious for his persistent toxic behavior in the League of Legends community, earning him the reputation of being “the most poisonous player in North America.
His bad behavior didn’t go unnoticed so much, but by 2016 it reached alarming proportions and earned him an indefinite ban by Riot Games, the developer who oversees the game. Below are more facts about the online player who became famous through his loltyler1 Twitch live streaming channel.
Tyler1 at a Glance
Early Life of Tyler1 and How He Became a Gamer
He was born on 7 March 1995 in the United States, where he also grew up. Although there is no information on how he grew up, it is known that he was an athletic child who played as a running back for the Central Methodist University football team. However, he dropped out of college before earning a degree in computer science to become a full-time player.
Tyler began his gaming career at Twitch, where he found over two million followers, most of whom followed him because of his disregard for standards and the ease with which he trash-talked.
He is a popular player in the League of Legends video game, where he exclusively plays the character of Draven and is considered one of the best players in the world. Tyler1 has been ranked 13th in the world for the 2014 season. He also streams his game sessions on his YouTube channel, which boasts several million subscribers.
The player has a sibling, a brother named Eric. The two are known to sometimes play League of Legends and stream the game sessions together.
The Highs and Lows of His Career
Tyler has risen quite rapidly in social media, especially Twitch, where he now has more than two million followers, and YouTube. But as he continued to grow, so did his toxic behavior. In April 2016, he became so toxic to the League of Legends community that Riot Games, the developer overseeing the game, was forced to take severe disciplinary action against him. They decided to ban him to prevent others from copying such behavior.
The ban against Tyler1 split eSports lovers in two; some felt it was appropriate to restore the League of Legends community, while loyal fans of Tyler1 felt the measure was too harsh. He continued to pour out, but this time he kept his behavior clean without using swear words or attacking anyone. He continued to play League of Legends, which he had been addicted to for two years while on suspension.
The reinstatement seems to be temporary as Riot has put him on some sort of probation. According to an email he received from Riot in October 2017, he would be fully reinstated if he can play “clean” for a month.
Effects of The LOL Ban on His Career
When he returned, his popularity seemed to be intact or even better, as he registered over 300,000 viewers with the video of his return in 20 minutes after going live. This was the highest number of simultaneous viewers registered on Twitch when there was no event.
The toxicity for which he is notorious was noticeably absent in his first show. The notorious League of Legends player once claimed to be the “most toxic player” when it comes to the game. But now things have changed, and he describes himself as “the most reformed player”.
What Is His Net Worth?
Needless to say, Tyler1 has gained so much fame as a player. More than just the game, he also enjoys great luck. His net worth was estimated at over $1 million. That’s what he earns from his career as a social media star and player.
His status as “most toxic player in North America” ensured that subscriptions and viewer numbers continued to skyrocket while he kept smiling at the bank. All this and the sale of goods on his website make up his wealth.
Facts to Know About Tyler1’s Girlfriend
The once notorious player has been in a fairly stable relationship for a long time. He is in a relationship with a fellow player called Macaiyla, who is part Panamanian and part Irish. She is also a celebrity in social media with hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram, YouTube, and Twitch.
Born in 1998, Macaiyla began studying criminal justice before deciding to drop out of her studies. According to some reports, she hopes to return to school. She is also reported to have taken several online courses.
Tyler1 and Macaiyla began meeting a few weeks after their meeting at TwitchCon2016. As one would naturally assume, their relationship is full of drama as sometimes they seem to get along well, and sometimes you can see Tyler shouting orders at her in his live stream videos. The aggressive behavior of the two, as well as their racist remarks, game cheating, and anti-social behavior of Macaiyla, have kept them in constant controversy. According to a Reddit feed, Macaiyla was once suspended on Twitter after she made a joke about a bomb attack on a school.
Several images of a scantily clad Macaiyla have appeared in Tyler’s videos on several occasions. This is not a problem for the player as her Instagram is full of photos taken in her underwear and see-through clothes. She launched her own YouTube channel in the hope that it would allow her to clarify some of the issues arising from her controversial relationship with Tyler.