Popular Twitch streamer Jaryd 'Summit1g' Lazar has admitted that he can't really understand the attraction of competitive battle royale tournaments, suggesting that they don't work as well as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive or Dota 2 matches.
The former CS:GO streamer has been switching up the games he streams, after ending a long stint of GTA RP on April 24, and has seemingly been looking for some fresh ideas of what to play.
After taking a look at some battle royale matches being played in the esports scene, though, he has taken issue with two key elements of the game mode.
"After watching a tournament like Counter-Strike or Dota, I don’t understand how people like to watch battle royale tournaments," the streamer tweeted on May 6.
"A completely player controlled 1v1 environment on one end, and an RNG shitfest on the other. Just don’t get it," he added.
After watching a tournament like Counterstrike or Dota, I don’t understand how ppl like to watch battle royale tourneys.— summit1g (@summit1g) May 6, 2019
A completely player controlled 1v1 environment on one end, and an RNG shitfest on the other. Just don’t get it.
However, Team SoloMid's competitive PUBG player Gary 'BreaK' Marshall reached out to the streamer and suggested that he should watch some more of Bluehole's game, rather than Fortnite - which he described as "garbage".
"The recent PUBG tournies have been unreal man," BreaK tweeted. "I think Fortnite looks fucking garbage with the building mechanics, but tune into PEL or NPL and just give it a couple of games. It's in a real good place at the moment."
This was also seconded by esports commentator Richard Simms during the same interaction.
i think it’s great how we now have settings and things in place to limit the rng and make it more than manageable.— SIMMS (@TheSimms) May 6, 2019
Summit1g admitted that while he thinks PUBG is certainly in a better watch than Fortnite Battle Royale, he doesn't think that they're proper esports. Yet, the streamer claimed that he would give it one last chance.
Pubg is aight, but still the same rundown. Loot, camp, overcrowded/unpredictable end game circles, way less controllable situations no matter how good. Just not esport imo.— summit1g (@summit1g) May 6, 2019
For the record, much better watch than Fort.
For fans wondering what game he's going to be streaming next, though, don't get your hopes up for Summit jumping into Erangel, Vikendi, or any other PUBG map in the near future - for that matter.
He still seems to be undecided on that front and is trying out a variety of games.