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Entertainment • Sep 23, 2019

Borderlands 3 easter egg mocks Summit1g's legendary CSGO fail

Borderlands 3 easter egg mocks Summit1g's legendary CSGO fail
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A Borderlands 3 player has come across a special easter egg in the game, which makes reference to popular Twitch streamer Jaryd ‘Summit1g’ Lazar.

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Summit1g is one of the most popular streamers on Twitch, with thousands regularly tuning in to watch his GTA RP streams, and the hilarious antics he finds himself involved in on the game.

It seems like Borderlands developer Gearbox are fans of the 32-year-old too, adding in a weapon referencing the streamer, and a legendary moment from the former CS:GO player’s career.

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Summit1g is one of the most popular streamers on Twitch.

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Twitter user SmartGuy316 appears to be the first player to have gotten their hands on the item, stating that he loaded up the game and found it sitting in his backpack ready for use.

The grenade is aptly named “Burning Summit,” and the tagline for the weapon is “Can we get some 1G’s in the chat,” referencing the streamer’s name.

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SmartGuy316 included a video of the weapon in action, and it’s clear that the developers had Summit1g in mind when they created it, making a hilarious reference to a legendary moment in the CS:GO player’s career.

When the Burning Summit is thrown, it explodes almost immediately, placing fire on the ground directly in front of the player that they need to either walk through or stroll around to continue moving forward.

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This is a fantastic nod to Summit1g’s legendary fail on Train, where he represented Splyce in a match against CounterLogic Gaming at DreamHack Austin 2016.

With the American the last man standing for Splyce, and Jacob ‘FugLy’ Medina remaining for CLG, Summit1g managed to pick off his opponent, with ample time to defuse the bomb and seal the map for his squad.

The end seemed so certain that the directors had cut to a shot of the players on the stage, only for a shocked expression to appear on the face of the streamer, as he had accidentally walked into fire from a Molotov and lost the round.

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Summit1g isn’t the only streamer to have an item dedicated to him in Borderlands 3, with Dr Disrespect also referenced by Gearbox in the game.

Fans can get their hands on The Doc’s “The Two Time” sniper rifle by completing the “ECHOnet Neutrality” mission, although how you get your hands on Summit1g’s Burning Summit grenade remains to be seen.

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