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Summit1g explains how his Twitch chat has changed for the worse

Published: 29/Jul/2020 22:43

by Alan Bernal

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Twitch star Jaryd ‘summit1G’ Lazar owned up to some exchanges in his latest Twitch streams while playing Elder Scrolls Online, as he noticed a change in “attitude” from not only himself, but the people in his Chat, too.

After his stint as a CSGO pro, summit has built his Twitch community with the understanding that he’s a variety streamer. Instead of having one type of gameplay that some streamers typically strive to be known for, summit routinely mixes up the type of content on his channel.

It creates a fresh environment for people looking for something different, paired with the consistency of the personality that’s on screen. Unfortunately, it’s not always smooth sailing, especially when there’s a difference of opinion on how to play a game.

Massively multiplayer online (MMO) games, like ESO, have learning curves and endless unique ways to experience that game. There’s no one way to play these titles, and that’s by design.

“I feel like me playing this MMO is bringing a different type of attitude to the channel that I just got to cope with a little bit better,” Summit said. “I’m starting to get a little too salty, it’s being unenjoyable looking over at the chat.”

During his July 27 stream, summit was going through the motions of Elder Scrolls and just getting underway with a character he made – and was admittedly already frustrated with mechanics in the game.

It was around this time when someone in his Twitch chat suggested that the streamer wasn’t the kind of player to grind levels as MMOs usually require.

That’s when summit lashed out and explained himself and his commitment to ‘the grind,’ both inside and out of ESO. There were similar bouts of frustration throughout his broadcasts, and a separate incident that led to an immediate ban of one user.

On July 29, he addressed the mood in the stream as of late, and reassured the banned user that he immediately worked with his mods to reverse the suspension.

“Apologies if I yelled at you in the past couple of weeks, it’s been a little frustrating but we’re getting there. I will get better at it,” he said.

Summit averages thousands of viewers per stream, and while it can get a bit testy at times, he believes the quality of the broadcasts, and the overall mood of them, will rebound soon.

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Travis Scott and PlayStation tease new PS5 “Cactus Jack” Nike Dunks

Published: 23/Oct/2020 20:53

by Theo Salaun

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Travis Scott has revealed a new “TS5” teaser with PlayStation, which features a brief glimpse showcasing what appears to be a PS5 and Cactus Jack collaboration on a pair of Nike Dunk lows.

The 2020 king of collaborations, Scott, continues to up the ante. This time, he and Sony partnered to put together a teaser video, which is an obvious ode to the infamous Maxell “Blown Away Guy” advertisements from 1980.

In the social media commercial, Sony’s PlayStation headquarters are shown, followed by a few different employees who represent different aspects of the new console’s development (platform, design, and engineering). Afterward, Scott sits down, powers on a PS5, and is literally blown away.

Each employee is rocking some of Scott’s Cactus Jack merchandise, including one wearing a pair of his iconic Jordan 1 lows and one wearing a similar design, but on a pair of Nike Dunk lows. In the corner, a PS logo can be noticed by the sneaker’s heel.

It’s a short and sweet video, starting with some foreshadowing and teasing of the collaboration before finishing with a direct promotion for the PS5. An employee is seen wearing the PS5 Cactus Jack Dunks and then later, Scott himself appears to be wearing them as he kicks back and turns on the console.

In what might be obvious to those who have a keen eye for historic marketing content, the ending Scott portion of the clip is nearly a direct recreation of Maxell’s original ads from a couple decades ago. Those ads featured someone turning on one of the brand’s cassette tapes and experiencing the media quite physically. 

Similarly, Scott’s clothing, hair, and surrounding furniture are simultaneously hit with an unrelenting gust as soon as he powers on the PS5.

With the announcement from Sony that Scott has been enlisted as a “strategic creative partner,” it’s unclear exactly what the extent of this collaboration could mean. At the very least, fans can expect the two to work together on more projects.

One such project could be a pair of Cactus Jack sneakers, which would mean a three-way collab between Nike, Sony, and Scott’s own personal brand.

TRAVIS SCOTT CACTUS JACK PLAYSTATION NIKE DUNKS
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The outside of the Cactus Jack x PlayStation Nike Dunks.

Scott’s sneaker collaborations typically sell out very quickly and then dominate the resale market, where resellers net huge profits just by lucking out and being among the first to invest in his reworked designs.

This sneaker follows the original Jordan 1 design, with an inverted swoosh logo on the outside, but in a contrasting colorway. Similarly, it seems to feature a PS5 logo at the heel (as other Nike and PlayStation collaborations have). It’s unknown whether these will be made available to the public or if they will be a “friends and family” symbolic release.