Toxic Twitch streamer Tyler1 has responded to Riot's decision to permanently ban him from League of Legends.
His vlogged response: "meh, I saw it coming, dude."
Tyler1 has become known for his self-described "toxic" behaviour, which is how he amassed thousands of followers but also the reason Riot permabanned him.
Riot Games' Socrates posted the following explanation on the League of Legends forums:
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.
Responses from players ranged from supportive of Riot to irate at the ban, which according to Tyler1 cannot be bypassed "by changing my IP, changing my account, hiding all my names with overlays."
"If I play on any account I'll be banned by Twitch," he said.
He will continue streaming other games, however, and is exploring the possibility of "coaching" other LoL players in his toxic ways.