We’re not sure that the Radical Heights developers will invite popular streamer Jaryd ‘Summit1G’ Lazar to play in their next tournament after an awkward outburst.
The year is 2018 and that means when a developer wants people to play their games, instead of the usual advertisement, they turn to influencers for promotion.
Alongside just paying popular streamers and content creators to play their game, they also organize tournaments so there’s something a little more on the line than public matches.
Radical Heights is an independently developed free to play battle royale title by Boss Games, which includes former Gears of War mastermind, Cliff ‘CliffyB’ Bleszinski, on the team.
The eighties themed game has received mixed reviews due to its early infancy, but the concept of the multiplayer follows a similar theme to the likes of H1Z1, PUBG and Fortnite. Players jump out of a plane, loot and then proceed to kill everyone left as the map shrinks over time. It’s all fairly simple stuff.
As part of a Radical Heights tournament featuring a number of high profile streamers, commentators flicked between the broadcasts of the personalities playing.
Unfortunately for Radical Heights, and some degree Summit1G, when they flicked to his screen to watch him die, he was less than complimentary about the title and moaned he had to play it for three more hours.
Thankfully the casters appeared to laugh it off, but we’re not sure we’ll see Summit back for the next competition.