Summit1g in disbelief as 1G Molotov curse returns in Modern Warfare - Dexerto
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Summit1g in disbelief as 1G Molotov curse returns in Modern Warfare

Published: 26/Oct/2019 10:04 Updated: 26/Oct/2019 10:37

by Daniel Cleary

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Popular Twitch streamer Jaryd ‘CS:GO moment while trying out the newly released Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

During his days as an aspiring CS:GO pro, summit1g fell victim to his own Molotov in what was a crucial round while filling in for Splyce’s former roster at a tournament.

The incident quickly became a meme among the community, as ‘1G’ became the brand for any self-inflicted Molotov death, constantly reminding the Twitch star of his unfortunate mishap.

DreamhackSummit1g has had some unfortunate experiences with Molotov’s in-game.

While trying his hand at the newly released Modern Warfare, the popular streamer was once again struck by the infamous 1g curse while trying to throw back an opponent’s grenade.

The streamer initially tried to escape the grenade after seeing the indicator pop up on his screen, however, he assumed that he could not avoid it and turned to throw it back, unaware that it had rolled out of harm’s way.

As Summit had walked out of range from the live grenade, the option for him to pick it up no longer became viable, which instead caused him to throw his own lethal grenade that happened to be a Molotov.

In all his panic, Summit ended up throwing the Molotov directly into a nearby door causing one of his in-game characters to perish in the flames once again.

Despite his failed play, the streamer managed to see the funny side in the moment and began to laugh at his hilarious blunder.

Summit tried to explain what had happened, aware that the iconic 1g emotes were soon to fill his chat for the special occasion, “I was trying to throw it back but it already got blown up so then I threw the Molotov.”

This is not the first time that Summit has relived his infamous Molotov mishap, as his playthrough of the fan-favorite title ‘The Last of Us’ also saw him suffer a similar fate.

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NICKMERCS claims Warzone is “not looking good” compared to Fortnite

Published: 27/Nov/2020 1:24

by Theo Salaun

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From Fortnite to Call of Duty: Warzone and back, NICKMERCS is as experienced in both battle royales as anyone. After jumping back into Epic Games’ iteration, he claims the third-person shooter has a serious edge over Warzone right now.

In a long overdue Fortnite return stream with SypherPK, another battle royale maestro, FaZe Clan and MFAM’s Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff got back into the groove and decided it was time to compare his favorite BR titles. Of course, with so many followers, the MFAM audience deserves an explanation for the change in content.

While the popular streamer built his following in Epic Games’ unique title, his Twitch following grew to a whopping 4.6 million followers with thanks to months spent popping off on Verdansk. Having hosted, participated, and won Warzone tournaments in that span, he’s flown into the world’s top 15 most-followed Twitch streamers.

But, with Call of Duty’s sights set on the Black Ops Cold War release, Warzone has lost some lustre and NICKMERCS has returned to the consistently-updated Fortnite. Fittingly, he proceeded to explain that those updates give Fortnite an edge over Warzone.

It took Nick some time to get used to Fortnite’s mechanics, as he and SypherPK delved into the differences between the two games’ aim assists and how exponential and linears differ between the two. Ultimately, despite the discomfort upon switching over, the BR aficionado found himself loving it.

To explain his intentions in trying Fortnite again, NICKMERCS minced no words: “Listen, the current state over on the Call of Duty side of things is not looking good. There was supposed to be a big update coming in December, we haven’t heard anything about that. Really not good.”

And then, to contrast why Fortnite feels like the superior BR right now, he couldn’t help but give props to Epic Games’ consistent content delivery: “On the other hand, for Fortnite, there’s big-time updates and map changes right around the corner before Christmas.”

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Fortnite’s shop gets consistent action, while Warzone’s is very quiet right now.

Fortnite and Apex Legends follow a similar format as titles, where the game is free and updated seasonally. Warzone was Call of Duty’s successful effort to do the same, but things became complicated by BOCW’s release.

Now, Warzone’s seasonal content schedule has been disrupted by Activision’s focus on selling BOCW. The company is trying to get the best of both worlds: a free battle royale’s player base with the money of an annual title like FIFA, Madden, and NBA 2K franchises.

By putting their money into BOCW tournaments and content, CoD seems to have pushed NICKMERCS to return to a game that, distraction-free, is regularly putting out content.