Twitch streamer Tyler "Tyler1" Steinkamp caused quite a stir on Twitch last night, after livestreaming his long-awaited return to MOBA League of Legends.
Steinkamp is a popular League of Legends streamer, who solely played the character Draven. He rose to fame after engaging in “toxic” behavior in League of Legends streams. LoL creator Riot Games subsequently issued a two-year ban from the game.
The streamer has now been unbanned and made a smashing comeback to Twitch in full Draven cosplay, to 300k eager viewers.
Tyler1 also broke the record for most-concurrent viewers in a Twitch stream. That was previously held by SK Telecom T1 player Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok, who hit around 245,000 concurrent viewers when he first started streaming on Twitch in February last year.
On January 4th, 2018, Tyler1 tweeted that he had been “reinstated” by Riot Games.
AFTER 613 DAYS OF INTENSE REHAB I AM FINALLY UNBANNED FROM LEAGUE OF LEGENDS— loltyler1 (@lol_tyler1) January 4, 2018
Tyler1 then took part in a comeback stream on January 8th, where he started playing League of Legend again for the first time in two years.
Viewers tweeted out that the stream has 'crashed Twitch', as after 20 minutes many people couldn't actually load or view the stream on Tyler1's page.
There was a distinct lack of toxicity in the stream too. It appears as though he's making an effort to put his former toxic persona to bed, which is nice.