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Borderlands 3 easter egg mocks Summit1g’s legendary CSGO fail

Published: 23/Sep/2019 8:13 Updated: 23/Sep/2019 8:29

by Matt Porter

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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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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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FaZe Clan reveal FaZe 5’s Top 100 finalists & next recruitment steps

Published: 23/Oct/2020 23:20

by Theo Salaun

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FaZe Clan’s FaZe 5 recruitment is nearing its finale, as 95 of the final top 100 candidates have officially been revealed. Next, the community will be able to select the five remaining content creators before FaZe announces the top 100’s challenge on Monday, October 26.

Back in August, FaZe Clan set the gaming world ablaze with a #FaZe5 challenge that gives everyone a chance to sign up and compete to become one of five new recruits to the organization in 2020. 

After months of deliberations and countless submissions, FaZe have tried to trim the finalists down to a top 100 before moving on to the next round of the challenge. But, as it turns out, the deciders are struggling to finish off their list and want to enlist the public for some help.

In a brand-new, highly anticipated hype video, FaZe announced 95 finalists with submission videos and highlights overlaid on some heavy, uptempo electronic music. Then, FaZe CBass explains what’s next.

Unsurprisingly, the majority of the content creators who made the final cut seem to be avid gamers focused on Call of Duty, Fortnite, Valorant, and Apex Legends. But there is some diversity, as fans might notice some highlights of Fall Guys, but then also visual art, music, and even clothing design.

Some of Call of Duty: Warzone’s more successful streamers and competitors also made the cut, as Nio, SuperEvan, and WarsZ all made the top 95. It’s not all high-level FPS streamers though, as the FaZe boys appear to have cast a wide net for the newest batch of recruits.

Among the more interesting content creators who are reaching the next round, the six-year-old Rowdy Rogan and MontoyaTwinz (Mya and Myka Montoya) are easy standouts. (It remains unclear if the Montoyas would take up one or two spots if they get into the final five.)

After flying through 95 impressive candidates, CBass cuts in to let people know that the list is too hard to cap off. 

“Everything we’ve looked through, we’ve been impressed by. We’ve sat through and watched absolutely everything we can and the honest truth is that there are way more than 100 people who are deserving of moving on to the next round of this challenge.”

Since the boys in red, black, and white can’t choose the final five, they’re allowing the community to do so. If fans have a creator who didn’t make the top 100, but deserves to, then they just need to hashtag “FaZe5” on Twitter and tag said creator. Then, on Monday, October 26, the official top 100 and next steps will be announced.