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Summit1g explains why Valorant is “bland” and “boring” to watch

Published: 18/Apr/2020 14:50

by Joe Craven

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Veteran streamer Jaryd ‘Summit1g’ Lazar has shared his concerns about the watchability of Valorant as Riot Games’ new FPS continues to dominate on Twitch.

With nearly a decade of streaming on Twitch under his blet, Summit1g is uniquely qualified to comment on games that may not be as watchable as others. His versatility as a variety broadcaster and natural gaming talent led him to being crowned as our streamer of the 2010s.

Now, Summit has cast doubt on the watchability of Valorant, just days after he hit 200,000 concurrent viewers as a result of the beta drops that reward Twitch viewing.

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Valorant’s closed beta has been acclaimed by those who have managed to get access.

On April 17, during a bit of down-time with his viewers, summit began to explain his concerns about how much enjoyment audiences will get from Valorant.

“I think the abilities are going to be its [Valorant’s] undoing,” the former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player said. “If I’m being 100% honest, I think from a viewer’s perspective – I was thinking about while playing…  it’s very slow and bland and [has] these stupid and boring chokepoints.”

Despite viewers currently flocking to Valorant, summit indicated that he thinks this will dry up as the FPS ages, and the hype wears off.

“It’s like checkpoint mid? Put a smoke down, put a smoke down,” he continued. “Put a smoke down. And then it’s like one big hit, kinda like Overwatch. I’ve also realised there’s not a lot of crazy cool moments where you’re watching somebody and getting hype about him getting a 3k… I just don’t know if it’s gonna be as competitively fun to watch for a viewer.”

Summit’s concerns may be new to Valorant, but similar issues have arisen in the past with different titles. For example, there have long been questions around the viability of competitive Fortnite, with many arguing the generally defensive play styles to do not translate to entertaining viewing.

A lot will probably depend on how willing Riot are to make changes their existing formula, as well as how they respond to wider community feedback as more players get their hands on it.

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Dixie D’Amelio tears up over painful nose surgery aftermath in BTS vlog

Published: 29/Oct/2020 15:15

by Georgina Smith

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Dixie D’Amelio has finally released the behind the scenes vlog of her nose surgery from back in September, with the uncomfortable after-effects leaving the much loved TikTok star emotional.

Charli and Dixie D’Amelio have taken the TikTok world by storm, very much as a family unit. The sisters, along with their parents, have spread their content wings past TikTok, and into YouTube, the podcast world, and have even dabbled in beauty.

The youngest sister Charli grossed fans out in August when she released a rather gruesome video of her own nose surgery to help fix her breathing, showing a very detailed look of the doctor scraping out pieces of cartilage and septum.

About a month following Dixie received the same procedure in order to fix breathing problems that had accumulated thanks to similar injuries that Charli received. Dixie even had to call out fans who claimed she was ‘copying’ Charli for getting surgery, despite the fact that the procedure was not cosmetic.

Dixie D'Amelio gets nose surgery
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Dixie postponed her nose surgery because she wanted to continue playing sports.

After waiting for over a month, Dixie has now finally unveiled the behind the scenes vlog of the lead up to her surgery on her YouTube channel, and it’s safe to say it wasn’t a particularly fun experience.

She included videos of the consultations between her and her surgeon, with him demonstrating that that main point of the surgery was to correct a twist in the septum that was caused by sporting incidents that led to a whopping 14 concussions.

Dixie D’Amelio shares negative side effects of surgery

The immediate after-effects were clearly uncomfortable, Dixie saying “I cried right after surgery because I wanted to go home so bad. And I just wanna snort, I wanna breathe in so deep but there’s cotton on my nose. And my forehead’s itchy but it’s also numb.”

In a slightly delirious video taken in the mirror, Dixie said “I keep crying and I don’t know why,” but even after an uncomfortable looking cough, continues to sing “keep your head up, it’s bedtime.”

While the star seemed in relatively light spirits initially, all things considered, things quickly took a turn for the worst the next day, when she said that “I had such a rough night trying to sleep.”

“My nose doesn’t hurt at all, but I have an awful migraine, and I get really bad migraines, so that’s just where all my pain is right now.” The TikTok star also admitted that she “couldn’t stop crying last night over my thoughts.”

However, now that time has passed since the surgery, Dixie looks to be in better spirits than ever, much to her fans’ relief. In the description of her vlog, she also thanked her surgeon Dr. Raj Kanodia for “doing such an amazing job and making me feel so comfortable from beginning to end!”

Dixie D’Amelio is a TikTok influencer with over 42 million followers on the app. She and her younger sister Charli D’Amelio have garnered a combined follower count of a whopping 137 million followers.