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Summit1g becomes sixth Twitch streamer to break major milestone

Published: 7/Nov/2019 15:03 Updated: 7/Nov/2019 15:52

by David Purcell

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Jaryd ‘summit1g‘ Lazar has capped off an impressive run of streams by reaching an unbelievable milestone on Twitch.

The popular internet personality has established himself as one of the largest streamers on the platform, consistently switching up the content on his channel. 

As far as high profile streamers go, he’s as straight up as it comes in terms of interaction with his viewers. He will play the games he wants to play, not what others want to see him grind through – and clearly this has been a recipe for success. 

The former CS:GO player has been on the cusp of reaching it for a while now, but his channel has finally surpassed four million followers on the streaming platform.

It’s difficult to say precisely when the achievement was reached, but there are – as of November 7 – a few hundred people taking him over the impressive total. He is just the sixth streamer to reach this incredible landmark. 

Summit1g, TwitchSummit1g’s Twitch channel shows that he’s now amassed over four million followers.

During the course of the year, the leader of the 1G Squad has done everything that his fans might have expected and more. 

We’ve lost count of the amount of times he’s been involved in fire related deaths in games, reminding people of his infamous molotov death in competitive CS:GO back in 2016, and enjoyed the sheer variety of content he has treated fans with. 

He even pulled out an incredibly funny molly death in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare during a broadcast on its release date, which left fans in hysterics in the chat.

In 2019 alone, possibly the peak of success for summit was his entertaining Grand Theft Auto RP streams, attracting around 40,000 sets of eyes to his broadcasts each time he went live. 

That’s not been all, though, as he almost single-handedly spearheaded a surge in Sea of Thieves content on Twitch back in January – causing the likes of TimTheTatman, Dr Disrespect and even Ninja to jump onto the pirate game, following his success. He often returns to the game, too, much to the delight of fans. 

Rare, Shortys, TwitchSummit1g has been joined by several other Twitch streamers playing Sea of Thieves in the past.

Another tremendous series of streams for summit came alongside the launch of World of Warcraft: Classic, something the Doc said was taking players back to 2002 in a hilarious rant. 

With that being said, his streams generated a huge following during that time – encouraging him to stream right through the night on numerous occasions. Well, that and the fact he was loving the game. 

Now, with over four million followers to his name and a constantly growing fanbase, the sky is the limit for summit on Twitch – which remains the most established streaming platform around.

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Charli D’Amelio invests in $50 million banking service for teens

Published: 2/Dec/2020 19:00

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok’s most-followed content creator, Charli D’Amelio, has invested in her very first startup, and it’s a $50 million mobile banking service specifically aimed at teenagers.

In true D’Amelio fashion, Charli has decided to invest in her first company, Step, along with a slew of other celebrity investors.

What is Step?

Step is a mobile banking service directed toward teenagers aged 13-19, which announced this morning that it has raised over $50 million during its Series B funding stage.

Step has grown to over 500,000 users in two months after its official launch, and features a variety of elements seen in apps like Venmo and PayPal, allowing users to send money to friends via peer-to-peer technology.

 

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The service also offers its teen customer-base FDIC-insured bank accounts without any fees, easing their foray into the financial world. Step even gives users a Visa card that allows them to establish credit prior to turning 18.

Charli D’Amelio on her Step investment

As for Charli D’Amelio, she seems to be quite jazzed about the bank’s entire concept, having risen to prominence in the mobile world before turning 16 this year.

“As a Step partner and customer, I’ve been able to see firsthand how easy Step makes it to manage your money while providing the educational resources that today’s teens need but have largely been unable to find—myself included,” D’Amelio stated.

 

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“I’m excited to be able to use my platform to help close this gap and have made a direct investment in Step to help them develop even more useful products.”

Charli isn’t the only big name putting some stock into Step; A-list celebs like Will Smith, the Chainsmokers, and Justin Timberlake are also investing in the bank, making for a truly star-studded affair for the emerging company.

Step is planning to partner with even more celebrities and influencers in the future, and hopes to help its teenaged customer-base with everything from student loans to building credit in the long-term.

Charli D'Amelio invests in Step mobile banking
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Step aims to help teenagers ease into the confusing financial world.

“Student loans are a big thing. Being able to extend credit to these folks. Being able to offer new products and services so they’re not paying these outrageous, predatory banking fees and high interest credit cards,” Step CEO MacDonald said of the service.

It looks like Charli is making big waves with this major investment, and all eyes are peeled to see if her 101 million TikTok followers will hop onto the Step trend, too.