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Summit1g explains why he hopes Sea of Thieves “dies” after new update

Published: 4/Jul/2019 9:17 Updated: 4/Jul/2019 14:03

by Calum Patterson

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Popular Twitch streamer Jaryd ‘summit1g‘ Lazar can be partly credited for the resurgence of Sea of Thieves streaming and perhaps boosting popularity for the game generally, but now says he hopes the game “dies” after bad decision-making from devs.

Earlier in 2019, summit near single-handedly brought Sea of Thieves to mainstream attention on Twitch, inspiring many of the other big names on the platform to give it a go.

He, along with all the rest, gradually moved away though, with summit1g turning his attention to GTA RP and World of Warcraft for a time, before making a brief return to the pirate multiplayer game in July.

RareThe ‘Forsaken Shores’ update for Sea of Thieves brought “terrifying earthquakes” – but summit is not a fan.

His return may be very short-lived, however, as the new ‘earthquake’ mechanic appears to be ruining the experience for the veteran streamer.

While hiding on an enemy ship, attempting a sneaky raid, summit1g was randomly bumped from his hiding position by one of these said earthquakes, leading to his death as the crew onboard found him.

After trying another game, but dying another equally frustrating death, summit eventually had enough and let out his frustrations with a rant at developers Rare.

“Thank you Rare – you all fucking suck,” summit1g began, as he got up to take a break. “I hope that’s the last straw for your game right there, I hope your game is done. I hope it dies.”

He goes on to blame the developer’s poor “decision-making”, presumably referring to the addition of the ‘earthquake’ feature, as summit describes it.

It’s certainly not the first time that Lazar has lost his temper with Sea of Thieves, but some fans think it could be his last stint on the pirate game, as he quickly moved on to play Destiny 2 for the remainder of his July 3 broadcast.

With somewhat of a drought in new releases over the upcoming months, it can be a challenge for variety streamers like summit1g to find new games to keep their fans entertained while keeping their own sanity intact too.

Most major new game releases aren’t expected until Fall, meaning summit will need to find other ways to keep his stream fresh until then and, judging by his reaction here, Sea of Thieves might not be part of his plans going forward. 

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”