Two of the biggest names in League of Legends esports and streaming have had something of a bromance blossoming as of late, and it seems that last weekend’s All-Star event solidified that friendship.
T1’s legendary mid laner Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok has spoken highly of popular LoL streamer Tyler ‘Tyler1’ Steinkamp after the pair were seen posing for photos at All-Star 2019. In an interview with Korizon, Faker reveals that he had a “very positive impression” of Tyler1, who is the most followed League of Legends streamer on Twitch. The South Korean also reveals that he always greets him with “the brightest smile” whenever the two cross paths.
“He’s really full of energy,” Faker says. “Whenever I see him he greets me with the brightest smile. I have a very positive impression of him.” While Tyler1 is well known for his brutal and often foul-mouthed rants and roasts of other players and streamers, it seems as if he has the utmost respect for Faker, who has three World Championship titles, was 2016 Worlds MVP, and has a spot in the Esports Hall of Fame.
Later in the interview, Faker goes on to explain how he has gotten used to the love and respect he is shown from fans, but says he is still grateful.
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“This is my seventh year as a professional player,” Faker says. “If a human being goes through something for seven years, he can’t help but get used to it… However, I’m still grateful for the love from the fans.”
Faker will enter the 2020 season as the oldest member of a revamped T1 roster who will be looking to once again dominate in the LCK after they won both splits in 2019. Meanwhile, Tyler1 will no doubt continue to make headlines as he looks to expand his already massive Twitch following.