Twitch star Tyler1's League of Legends comeback stream hits 300k viewers in 20 minutes, and breaks the platform

Twitch star Tyler1's League of Legends comeback stream hits 300k viewers in 20 minutes, and breaks the platform

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. 

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. 

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Danielle Partis is Editor of She was previously the lead content creator for TeamRock Games, as well as contributing to outlets such as Metal Hammer, both online and in-print. Prior to that, Danielle worked as a freelance PR consultant and freelance journalist for a number of outlets.


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