Tyler Steinkamp (Born: March 6, 1995 [Age: 23]) is known to Twitch fans worldwide as professional League of Legends player, Loltyler1. While a formidable player, in 2016 Tyler was banned by Riot Games permanently from the popular game. In fact, the company said they would also actively seek out and ban any other account ran by Steinhamp.
This is the official letter from Riot Games explaining why they banned the unsportsmanlike player.
Instant Feedback catches the most unsportsmanlike players in League, but some people go out of their way to continue ruining games for the community. Because of a well-documented history of account bans for verbal abuse, intentional feeding, as well as account sharing/purchasing, evasion of sportsmanship systems, and player harassment, we will not allow Tyler1 to hold a League of Legends account, indefinitely. Any account definitively used by him will be banned immediately upon identification.
We know we’re not perfect, and this dragged on too long, but we want you to know when the rare player comes along who’s a genuine jerk, we’ve still got your back.
So, what caused this huge ban? Tyler1 used to ruin the gaming experience for others by purposely attacking them during gameplay and using abusive languages in chats. Furthering this trollish behavior, LolTyler1 proudly boasted he had 17 accounts to log on and disrupt game play with. He took to his Twitter many times to mock and trash Riot Games until they had enough and wrote the above letter.
While the ban lasted for two years, Tyler was reinstated in 2018. With that, Tyler restarted his Twitch channel. In his inaugural post back, Tyler dressed up as his signature champ, Draven. He thanked his loyal fans and encouraged them to resubscribe. LolTyler1 then went on to set a new Twitch record.
Beating out Faker for most hits for an individual streamer, LolTyler1 had a viewer count of 386,000 during his first game back. Even with Draven banned, LolTyler1 went on to win.