Can Tyler1 make Challenger in Korea? He’s about to find out
Apr 16, 2022
Twitch superstar Tyler “Tyler1” Steinkamp is trying to cap off his gauntlet of ranked play after reaching Challenger in every role in League of Legends by playing autofill to Challenger in Korea.
Tyler1 has received much community acclaim, as well as custom medals from League of Legends developer Riot Games, after reaching Challenger in North America by playing all five of League of Legends roles. The Twitch streamer has announced his intention to next go to Korea, where the Korean server is widely considered to have the most-skilled solo queue environment in the world, and run autofill to Challenger.
Tyler1 plans autofill to Challenger on Korean server
Tyler says he plans to take autofill to Challenger in Korea, announcing the upcoming effort live on stream. The autofill role means that Tyler1 would be filtered into whichever role was needed for his team while playing on the Korean server. This would likely require him to play in every single role on arguably the most competitive server in the world, pitting his breadth of experience against some of Korea’s best players in each role.
Tyler1 made his name as an ADC main piloting Draven player before switching to jungle, eventually making Challenger in the new role. From there he made it his mission to reach Challenger in each the game’s other three roles, rotating through top lane, mid lane, and finally support. After reaching Challenger in his fifth role, Tyler1 received a custom present from Riot Games. The League of Legends developer sent him five medals, each crafted to look like the resplendent Challenger ranked armor helm, each featuring the date he reached Challenger with a new role.
Tyler1 says he will head out to Korea in late April before heading off to boot camp in Korea alongside fellow North American Challenger player Tarzaned. The endeavor may take some time, and fans are split on whether Tyler1 will have in enough time in Korea to finish his climb. It would be surprising to see Tyler1 repeat his two-week run to Masters he recently flexed on support, but odds are that he’ll eventually achieve the highest rank of Challenger in Korea if he gives himself enough time to do it.