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What's going on TV Tropes? Back at you again with another article, this is Low...Tier...GOD!
"Motivated. Determined. Resilient. Confident. Mentally Untouchable."
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Low Tier God is the alias of Dale Wilson, aka Dalauan Sparrow, a Youtube personality and streamer who specializes in Fighting Game based content, particularly Street Fighter V, although he has also been known to experiment with reaction videos, roasts, fitness and vlogs. A controversial figure within the Fighting Game Community, LTG is known to both his followers and critics alike for his bluntness, his unabashed confidence, his toxic behavior, his eccentric persona and his low tolerance for anything that rubs him the wrong way, be it a character, tactic, game or individual.

As his name implies, LTG "specializes" in playing characters that are considered lower on the tier lists or are too Difficult, but Awesome to be commonly seen in tournament play (this does vary however, as more often than not LTG tends to end up switching to higher tier characters on a whim with similar levels of success). He rose to infamy during a dispute with veteran Street Fighter and Marvel vs. Capcom player Viscant, which lead to a widely infamous grudge match that went viral. While LTG lost that match in convincing fashion, his notoriety would only grow from there.

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It should be noted that LTG, for all his flaws, is a reasonably competent player, which is part of why he actually has a fanbase. However he has no notable tourney showings/placement or notable wins against well-known players, is sponsored by his own self-created label (as opposed to many top players who are often scouted and sponsored by big brands, whereas no company has ever offered LTG a sponsorship), has a playstyle that is widely interpreted as straightforward and lacking the ability to adapt (which isn't helped by his tendency to exit to the home screen when he believes he's about to lose a match, which takes control away from himself), and is generally not held in high regard by the majority of the FGC, both as a result of his playstyle and his general attitude.

You can find his channel here and his streaming channel here.

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As LTG is a very polarizing figure, please keep the Rule of Cautious Editing Judgment in mind.


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  • Accentuate the Negative: LTG's social media posts usually revolves around complaining about a particular subject matter. His most recent Twitter ban involves complaining about top tier characters.
  • A God Am I: It's in the name, after all.
  • Alt-itis: Since Street Fighter V punishes chronic disconnecting with 24-hour bans, LTG has several sockpuppet user accounts on his PS4 to circumvent the bans.
  • Artifact Title: Played straight, but ultimately subverted. See Non-Indicative Name below.
  • Awesome Mc Coolname: Even his critics have to admit, his claimed name of "Dalauan Sparrow" is a pretty badass name.
  • Bad Boss: Mods who who maintain LTG's Twitch stream chat are just as likely to incur LTG's wrath and get banned with their modding abilities stripped.
  • Berserk Button: Where to begin?
  • Black Is Bigger in Bed: Invoked in the infamous BBC rant, in response to racist trolls from 4chan's /pol/ board raiding his stream chat.
  • Boomerang Bigot: Going beyond even N-Word Privileges, he is highly notorious for his racist opinions and rants against African-Americans, despite being one himself.
  • Break the Haughty: Suffers this regularly. Usually it never takes, but there was an exception in 2016, where he ranted that players of Super Smash Bros. weren't real competitive players and was soundly trounced by a Smash player in Street Fighter in response. He at first reacted his usual way, but later after watching a few Smash matches he ultimately changed his views and remarked how impressed he was with its competitive community.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Has the tendency to start feuds/fights against people who are more popular or successful than him, which often ends up getting his ass handed to him for his troubles. His most recent Twitter ban involved feuding with a respected FGC member for having a different opinion.
  • Can't Take Criticism: Even constructive criticism is a bannable offense.
  • Catchphrase: He has many, but "Get that ass banned" is undoubtedly his most famous, said when banning anyone he doesn't like from his stream chat.
  • Conspiracy Theorist: A minor example, as he has stated on some occasions his belief that he is getting repeatedly matched up against the people beating him only when he comes online to stream to make him look bad.
  • Didn't See That Coming: He was cast in ELEAGUE's attempt at a reality TV show, The Challenger, to the surprise of pretty much the entire internet. Not only that, but his role is a central one; he's presented as the show's "villain", given by far the most focus in the debut trailer, and his... divisive persona was immediately discussed by the other contestants. Upon arriving at the show house, LTG thanked his haters from the bottom of his heart for making this opportunity possible instead of his supporters who vouched for him.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: The types of characters that LTG tends to favor. He began his career with the father of all low tiers, Dan Hibiki.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Compliment his opponent? Banned. Use a character he thinks is "corny"? Banned. Beat him in a game? Get that ass banned. The list goes on.
  • Fair Weather Friend: He is perfectly willing to be civil to members his fanbase... until they beat him in a game, say something he doesn't like, or just bother him while he's having a bad day. Then they get their asses banned.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: The man is quick to anger, and even quicker to take that anger out on anything he sees fit. He regularly bans people for complimenting his opponent, mentioning a character he doesn't like, having a screenname he doesn't like, having bad grammar, or even just because he's in a bad mood and they happened to comment at that time.
  • Hurricane of Excuses: Always, "Wasn't really playing serious" and "It was lag" being his favorites.
  • Insistent Terminology: Too many to list, but chief among them is that LTG doesn't RageQuit. He "opts out".
    "I pay for the online service, I should be able to opt out of a match."
  • Internet Cold Reader: Seems to believe he can tell how unkempt and obese someone is through voice-chat.
  • It's All About Me: In conjunction to A God Am I, he sees detractors as people who are "obssessed" at him.
  • Never My Fault: To hear him say it, he never actually loses. His opponents use "meta" characters, or their "sloppy" playing throws him off. He once broke his controller out of rage, and had the gall to blame his opponent for making him throw it.
  • Non-Indicative Name: Actually favors mid-tier characters more often than low-tiers (and Snake in Smash, who is considered high-tier). However, according to LTG himself, the name carries a philisophical meaning instead of a competitive one. According to him, since God made man in his image, a fraction of a deity's potential exists within every human being. Hence, Low Tier God.
  • Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: His trademark intro.
  • Rage Breaking Point: At one point, he became so thoroughly disillusioned with Street Fighter V that he destroyed his physical copy of the game on-stream.
    • He would later purchase a digital copy, but eventually became so displeased with the game that he would delete it (or at least try to, and fail. Repeatedly.).
  • Rage Quit: Frequently. Real frequently. You could make a drinking game out of it.
  • Reality Ensues: When the brand of LTG's "entertainment" is rooted on negativity and toxicity you can expect the same thing will be reciprocated and hence, his huge number of detractors. Ernesto Lopez pretty much hits it home when it comes to this subject matter.
  • Serious Business: So much so that LTG believes the matches he plays online are indictments against humanity, launching into rants about how the fact that Akuma and Scorpion being commonly used characters is the result of mankind essentially being lemmings.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Especially when he gets frustrated.
  • Sore Loser: Where a lot of his controversy comes from. Dale is notorious for Rage Quitting and engaging in smack talk after his defeats.
  • Verbal Tic: Far too many examples to list, but most famously likes to call those he dislikes "drones" and "cucks." Recently he added "clout" in his vocabulary.
  • Your Mom: One of his oft-used insults involves describing sexual acts to the mothers of people he dislikes.
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