Early life, family, educational background
Instagram star, Macaiyla was born on 21 August 1998 in Albany, New York State USA. Her grandmother is Irish, and her father is of Panamanian descent. No information is known about her parents, or if she has any siblings.
When she was young, she wanted to pursue a career in sports as she was very good at several and enjoyed them a lot. Unfortunately, her family did not support her dreams, so she lost out on opportunities which could have helped promote a sporting career. She first began playing soccer before expanding into cross country and track and field, lacrosse, basketball, volleyball, softball and cheerleading.
She played softball for ten years and competed in multiple competitions. In the 5th grade, she was invited to join the high school track team. She has a love for music and played the violin for several years. After matriculating from high school, she went on to study criminal justice, but dropped out after six months.
Who is Tyler1?
Twitch streamer and professional League of Legends (LoL) player, Tyler Steinkamp, was born on 6 March 1995 in Missouri USA; he reportedly suffers from autism. He has a brother, Eric. He matriculated from Mark Twain Senior High School, before attending Central Methodist University to study computer science, but dropped out to focus on his streaming career.
Before leaving, he played on the university’s football team in the position of running back. He gained fame from playing LoL, which grew in popularity online, and Tyler noticed this, so he decided to play the game full-time and more seriously; he mostly plays the characters Draven and Vayne, but also played Outlast and Overwatch.
He has millions of subscribers on both his YouTube and Twitch channels. He is notorious for yelling, swearing and making racist comments during his streams – if anything, this has brought him more views and subscribers. However, he was “Banned on Sight” (which has only ever happened to him) from mid-2016 to 5 January 2018, and is known as the “most toxic LoL player in North America.”
When he could stream again, his video was watched by almost 400,000 viewers, which broke Twitch’s record for the most concurrent viewers for an individual streamer. At the end of 2017, he hosted the Tyler1 Championship Series, a self-funded LoL tournament – it reached more than 200,000 concurrent viewers, and the winning team received a cash prize of $10,000. In November 2018, the second part of the Tyler1 Championship Series premiered, with Polar Ace the winning team, and they received $50,000.
In May 2014, he launched his YouTube channel, loltyler1, where he also has a large fanbase. Some of his most popular uploads include “Painting with Bob Ross,” “Draven Hype Montage,” “Returning to League of Legends,” and “Tyler1 vs Phreak.”
He often does videos with fellow LoL streamer, Yassuo. He has an estimated net worth of $750,000 as of early 2020. He earns money from Twitch donations and subscribers, merchandise sales and YouTube. He also sells pre-workout supplements from his brand, “Blood Rush.”
After dropping out of University, Macaiyla focused on her online career and began regularly posting photos of herself to her Instagram. She very quickly gained popularity and thousands of followers from around the world. To continue increasing her followership, she began posting photos of herself at the gym and in bikinis, posing provocatively.
She also attracted more followers when she started dating Tyler1. In September 2016, she began uploading videos to her self-titled YouTube channel, mostly H1Z1 gameplay and personal vlogs. Her gameplay video, “H1Z1 Montage” was uploaded on 13 August 2016 and received approximately 24,000 views. On 25 September 2016, she uploaded “INSIDER: Living With Autism,” on which she spoke about how living with Tyler1 could be quite challenging. She used to live stream on Twitch, especially H1Z1 and LoL, and became rather famous before she was banned from talking, streaming or chatting, three days after her birthday because of an incident when she joined her friend, TThump’s TeamSpeak to voice her opinion about a rude streamer, TrailerParkin.
TeamSpeak is an online application which allows streamers to voice chat as they are streaming. Macaiyla allegedly told TrailerParkin, ‘I’m gonna bomb you at TwitchCon,’ so was banned from TeamSpeak and then from Twitch a week later. She is allowed back on Twitch, but wasn’t interested in streaming again at the time, saying, ‘I don’t want to stream but if I ever had the chance to stream again, I never would because the type of audience Tyler attracts.’ She went on to add that Twitch has become more toxic over the years, and she doesn’t know if she wants to deal with that toxicity and everything that comes with it. In 2018, her Reddit and Twitter accounts were banned, and her second Twitter account was suspended after she posted a tweet, threatening to bomb NTC school.
Being a woman pic.twitter.com/l5hThOJmDM
— kaywuh 🙂 (@macawcaw123) April 9, 2020
She responded to the suspension by saying that she has not tweeted anything wrong ‘for days’ and that she ‘answer[s] to hate and [I] don’t have the best answers, but none of my tweets have been edgy in recent times.’ She said that her tweets are not intended for anyone specifically, except for those tweeted directly at someone. In 2019, Macaiyla was suspended from Twitch after accidentally showing a partially nude picture on her twitter feed during a stream. The suspension was initially supposed to last for three days, but Macaiyla was able to get it reduced to just 24 hours. She has mentioned that she wants to become a successful actress and singer.
She met Tyler when they streamed together along, with some mutual friends they met in person at TwitchCon2016, and began dating. Later in their relationship, Macaiyla moved to Missouri to live with Tyler – they often post videos and photos together. Before moving to Missouri, Macaiyla and Tyler’s relationship was long-distance so they would often Skype until 3am. During one of their Skype calls, he took screenshots of her nude without her knowledge, and later accidentally (allegedly) leaked them online. Macaiyla said that she doesn’t think it is her fault, and will not apologize; she also said that she is not ashamed of the photos.
Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
She has three cats, Emmitt, Theo and Nelson. She was given a new car on 3 July 2015.
She posted photos of the car onto her Instagram, but didn’t mention who gave her the car. She is a fitness-junky, and spends a lot of her time at the gym, which is evident by the numerous photos of her at the gym, which are posted to her Instagram. Reportedly, she sometimes goes to the gym twice a day.
She has light brown eyes and natural black hair. She is 5ft 7in (1.7m) tall and weighs around 120lbs (54kg).
Net worth and salary
As of early 2020, she has an estimated net worth of almost $200,000.