Popular Twitch streamer and former CS:GO player Jaryd ‘Summit1g’ Lazar has hit out the game for its “stupid” Krieg meta – and even called for balancing changes to the weapon, claiming that it’s “not CS:GO”.
Summit’s time trying to top the Counter-Strike mountain may be over now, having moved on from Valve’s first-person shooter to streaming a variety of FPS’ to a legion of loyal fans, but he clearly still has a certain affinity for the game that gave him his start.
While playing a match with the likes of 100 Thieves star Joakim ‘jkaem’ Myrbostad, Lazar spoke on the Krieg – or the SG 553 – and explained why he believes, like many pro players do, that it needs a nerf.
“I don’t play competitive Counter-Strike,” he started. “None of these guys can play competitive Counter-Strike sitting on this stupid Sig meta when it’s clearly overpowered.”
He continued, saying that “everybody knows it’s overpowered, but everybody still uses it,” and saying he “can’t wait until we don’t have to worry about that bulls**t.”
Though he says he doesn’t compete in the game, he calls it a joke that every time he tries to play it. he “gets one-tapped by this dumb**s weapon.”
Later on in the stream, someone said that the SG will be nerfed, an idea which summit seemed to scoff at.
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“How many tournaments have to go down before the SG get’s nerfed, dude?” he asked before reeling off a list of reasons why he can’t care about CSGO anymore, mentioning how long it takes to fix things, how long it takes to recognize that something needs to be fixed and how long you “sit and deal with the same dumb**s bulls**t over and over again.”
He concluded that the weapon is “not Counter-Strike” because you can “zoom in and one-tap” enemy players with it.
Summit’s thoughts echo that of many of the top players in CSGO, including the likes of Team Liquid’s Nick ‘nitr0’ Cannella, who calls the meta “mindblowing.”
The fact you can still get 2 kriegs the 2nd round after bomb plant is mind blowing
— Nick Cannella (@nitr0) April 5, 2020
Whether or not we see a nerf to the Krieg any time soon is a mystery – it has been a huge topic of discussion in the community for months but not changes have been made yet.
Needless to say, it’s something that some of the biggest names in CS want, and Valve will start upsetting a lot of people if they refuse to nerf the Krieg – when they decide to do it, though, is another matter.