Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson challenged Tyler “Ninja” Blevins to a League of Legends match in Las Vegas and the streaming community has been hyped ever since Ninja agreed to compete. The two streaming icons flew to the HyperX Arena on July 9 to win $150K. But who came out the winner?
The League of Legends challenge was a unique tournament beyond its usual best-of-three format. People who watched from home could influence the matches “in real time” by spamming custom emotes in the Twitch chat. Twitch members could enter giveaways and win prizes. The first to win two games would be declared the winner.
MrBeast and Ninja’s League of Legends teams include Doublelift, Tyler1, and Voyboy
When the challenge was first announced, the streaming community was curious to see who would be picked for each team. MrBeast and Ninja were both captains. Here were their teams:
|Team MrBeast||Team Ninja|
The two teams included a mix of both popular streamers as well as well as retired League of Legends pro players. The most credentialed name was Team Ninja’s Yiliang “Doublelift” Peng, who was one of the top names in North American League of Legends for 10 years. Team MrBeast had a pro of its own in Joedat “Voyboy” Esfahani.
MrBeast vs Ninja: Who won the League of Legends match?
Based on the final teams, most people believed that Team Ninja was the favorite. Ninja’s team had former League of Legends DoubleLift and successful LoL streamer Tyler “Tyler1” Steinkamp was considered a strong one-two punch.
As the game started, it looked like the predictions were going to come true. Ninja got first blood of the first game but MrBeast wasn’t deterred and after 33 minutes, his squad took the map with a 35-21 kill record.
The second game saw MrBeast’s crew pick up the pace and seal the win. The confident squad took down Ninja’s seasoned team in under 25 minutes to secure a 2-0 series win. MrBeast took home the Ultimate Crown and the $150,000 prize.
Ninja wasn’t about to roll over, however. The confident streamer told MrBeast that he wanted to play a third game for $50,000, with the big wad of cash going to charity. MrBeast took the offer and both teams started an intense third game.
This time around, Ninja’s crew couldn’t be stopped. The aggressive team quickly overwhelmed MrBeast and his players, ending the game at 20 minutes after getting an incredible team kill. Ninja’s team had 19 kills while MrBeast’s only had nine.
The epic showdown was a huge success, with an incredible $200,000 going to charity and a good amount of viewers tuning in. The peak concurrent viewers was just under 100,000. Thanks to the success of the event, fans can probably expect more rivalries, smack talking, and showdowns in the near future.