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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.

Twitch: summit1gSummit1g is one of the most popular streamers on Twitch.

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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Fans rally as Sykkuno, Dream, and more are snubbed by Twitter Verified

Published: 3/Dec/2020 11:44

by Georgina Smith

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On December 2, Twitter rolled out a huge mass verification, where many accounts of top gamers, streaming personalities and more were finally verified after a rather long wait. But some fans were left frustrated when Twitter seemed to gloss over popular creators like Sykkuno, Dream, and CallMeCarson.

Verification on Twitter is often regarded as a huge achievement for rising creators. That little blue tick is generally a marker that someone is making it big, leading to frequent campaigns led by fans for their favorite creators to be granted verified status.

Twitter decided to grant several wishes all at once on December 2 when they verified a huge number of accounts in one go. One such account was that of Corpse Husband, a YouTuber who has been on the platform for a few years, but experienced an unprecedented surge in popularity this year following the Among Us hype.

Corpse husband in interview
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Corpse Husband is a wildly popular YouTuber who skyrocketed to fame for his Among Us content, although he also narrates True Horror stories and creates music.

But not everyone was celebrating, as among the chaos of fans and creators rejoicing at their new-found verification, some big names were left behind.

Popular streamer Sykkuno trended on the site with the hashtag ‘VerifySykkuno’ as fans vented their frustration about the snub. “Do it, he deserves it,” one fan wrote.

Screenshot showing VerifySykkuno trending on Twitter

Fellow streamer Valkyrae tweeted a message in support of the internet campaign, which Sykkuno even retweeted from his account.

Other popular creators that found themselves snubbed by the Twitter Verified account included Minecraft YouTuber Dream, and comedy YouTuber CallMeCarson, who each tweeted their own tongue-in-cheek messages calling out Twitter.

Amid the disarray, instead of verifying YouTuber Karl Jacobs’ account, they accidentally verified the wrong Karl Jacobs with just 200 followers, leading to an onslaught of replies from fellow creators finding the bizarre situation hilarious, including Mr Beast.

While this was one of the biggest verification sprees recently, there is no doubt that another one will be right around the corner.

Fans of the huge creators who were snubbed this time around may be in for a slightly longer wait, but with creators like Corpse Husband getting that coveted blue tick, people are getting their hopes up for the next line of verified creators.