Tyler1 claims streamers acted childishly toward Twitch Rivals staff, Will Neff and Hasan respond

Will Neff and Sodapoppin responded to Tyler1's claims.

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Yesterday marked the return of Twitch Rivals live events when some of the platform’s most popular content creators met in Las Vegas to compete in IRL challenges for a $250,000 prize pool.

Shortly after the event commenced, Tyler1 claimed that several contestants and fellow streamers were disrespectful to on-site Twitch Rivals staff, describing their behavior as childish.

“These other streamers are like children,” Tyler1 said. “Like how socially incompetent are streamers bro. The guy was talking and explaining the rules and everyone was talking over him. Not even paying attention. I was like, are you children?”

The League of Legends steamer described one particular scenario where several streamers supposedly interrupted staff with childish questions while they were explaining rules to a game wherein contestants had to hold on to a set of dice.

Will Neff and Sodapoppin both admitted to asking if they could put the dice in their mouth, though they explained the context behind their question.

“Chance and I asked if we could put the dice in our mouth because when you’re pedaling we asked if you could bite the corner of it so you wouldn’t drop it,” the newly minted 100 Thieves steamer said. “If you dropped the dice, you got a 10-second time penalty. So I was literally asking if I could bite the dice, I wasn’t trying to be disrespectful.”

Sodapoppin chimed in to say “Tyler just wanted to call streamers stupid because everyone loves doing that.”

One of Will Neff’s closest on-stream friends, Hasan Piker, also vouched for his friend’s intentions. “I think that people were asking if they could put it in their mouths because they wanted to min-max, not because people were being childish,” Hasan said.

Twitch staff nor Tyler1 have since spoken up about this or any other related incident. The Twitch Rivals event is still slated to continue through Nov. 5.