One of Twitch’s most popular League of Legends streamers, Tyler1, had a revelation today regarding one of the game’s starting items.
During a recent stream, Tyler, playing Olaf, opted to spend his 500 starting gold on purchasing a Corrupting Potion at the beginning of the game. Laning against an enemy Singed, Tyler noticed that he started the game with a Refillable Potion before appearing to sell it for a Corrupting Potion.
Tyler brought this to the attention of his chat, saying this was the second time today he had seen someone do this item strategy. He criticized it and called it a net gold loss. But much to his surprise, the chat was quick to inform Tyler that Refillable Potion could be built into Corrupting Potion.
“It upgrades? What are you talking about? Refillable builds into Corrupting? Bullshit,” Tyler said.
He then opened the store to see for himself. Tyler was mind-blown by the news, saying that in all the time he’s played the game, he had no clue Refillable Potion was upgradable.
Tyler is a high-level player who boasts a Challenger ranking on two accounts for different roles in League. The streamer has also captained teams to victory at multiple Twitch Rivals tournaments.
Right now, Tyler is working toward achieving his third Challenger account by solely playing in the top lane. But even with all this high-level experience and many years of playing the game, Tyler still wasn’t aware of the fact that Refillable Potion builds into Corrupting Potion until today.
Tyler1, who boasts over 3.7 million followers on Twitch, hosts the annual Tyler1 Championship Series and is known for his path to becoming “reformed.” In 2016, the streamer became infamous for his toxic behavior after receiving an ID ban from League of Legends, although Riot would later unban the streamer from the game in 2018.
Last year, T1, formerly known as SKT, sent the streamer a care package to open on stream. The package contained SKT apparel in addition to a figurine featuring both Tyler1 and legendary League of Legends pro Faker.
Faker and T1 first met while attending League of Legends All-Star events and have since appeared in a number of videos together for the organization’s YouTube channel. Fans may see the pair reconnect as part of Tyler1’s signing with T1.
Tyler Steinkamp (born March 7, 1995), better known by his online alias tyler1 or T1 for short, is an American internet personality and streamer on Twitch. He is one of the most popular League of Legends online personalities with more than 3.4 million followers on Twitch. Steinkamp was banned from playing League of Legends from April 2016 to January 2018 for disruptive behavior towards other players, earning him the nickname of “The Most Toxic Player in North America”