Neslyn A. October 21, 2019
Henrik "AdmiralBulldog" Ahnberg recently took to Twitter and to call another pro player “pathetic.”
AdmiralBulldog is a popular Dota 2 streamer and a former champion of The International. He won The International 2013 with Jonathan "Loda" Berg and Gustav "s4" Magnusson under the banner of Alliance. The offlaner has since become a popular streaming personality on Twitch.
AdmiralBulldog is now the official streamer for Alliance, and a big fan of the organization’s Dota 2 team.
The streamer accused Ilya "Lil" Ilyuk of stream sniping after Lil’s repeated successful dewarding in-game. Lil played as Zeus and consistently dewarded the opposing AdmiralBulldog’s wards on Crystal Maiden.
Some Dota 2 fans were quick to point out that AdmiralBulldog warded obvious spots and any high skilled and aware Zeus player could have found them. They also noted that AdmiralBulldog is known for accusing enemies of stream sniping.
Lil responded to AdmiralBulldog’s Twitter post and told him that it was a pure skill. He gave more details about the incident in an interview with Zikurat Media.
“I did not even know that he was streaming. I didn’t even know that I was playing against AdmiralBuldog, but he decided to rip off (you won’t call it anything) on Twitter, they say I’m a stream sniper, etc.,” Lil told fans.
This was not the first time Lil and AdmiralBulldog have feuded like this.
In 2016, Lil was caught red-handed when he previously stream sniped AdmiralBulldog. He defended his actions by saying that it was not an actual stream snipe because he was only listening to the audio.
For fun, AdmiralBulldog also listened to Lil’s stream and gave him purposefully misleading information. This created a feedback loop for the audience watching the stream.
AdmiralBulldog shared the video clip on his YouTube channel and it has garnered more than 75,000 views, so it’s understandable that this might be a particular sticking point for the Swedish player and Lil.