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Summit1g freaks out in GTA RP as Walking Dead’s Chandler Riggs appears

Published: 27/Mar/2020 4:32

by Brad Norton

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Jaryd ‘Summit1g’ Lazar was left stunned during a recent Grand Theft Auto V roleplaying stream as The Walking Dead’s Chandler Riggs walked into the same clothing store.

Most prominently known for his time portraying Carl Grimes in AMC’s hit series The Walking Dead, 20-year-old actor Chandler Riggs has grown quite the following on Twitch as well, often live streaming new releases and old favorites.

Jumping back into character while roleplaying in GTA Online is nothing new for the popular star, but in a March 26 session, Riggs unknowingly walked into the same clothing store as one of his all-time favorite streamers, Summit1g.

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Both Summit and Riggs were amazed that they found one another in a GTA RP server.

Walking through the streets of Los Santos, Summit stopped into a local store for a few minutes to check out some new clothes. During his visit, a character dressed exactly like Carl Grimes appeared behind him. From his pants to his father’s hat and even an eyepatch, the resemblance was uncanny.

“What’s your first name?” Summit asked. “The name’s Carl,” the other responded, sounding just like the actor that portrayed him. Accurate enough that it drew a laugh from the streamer, who seemed convinced it was just a good impression.

After a short conversation, the character headed out again. “Someone’s gotta send that to him,” Summit joked, before being told by viewers in his chat, that the player was, in fact, none other than Riggs himself.

Summit lost his mind, putting his heads in his hands and laughing at his missed opportunity to actually talk to the Walking Dead television star. “That’s not actually him, is it? That’s f***ing him? You gotta be f***ing kidding me dude,” he laughed.

Meanwhile, on Riggs’ own Twitch stream shortly after, he too was stunned to learn that he crossed paths with one of his favorite personalities on the platform.

“That’s hilarious. I’m lowkey freaking out. I’ve been such a Summit fanboy for f***ing ages, he expressed while watching the clip back.

“When I was in Canada filming, after work I would just come home and watch him play NoPixel [the most popular RP server],” the actor said. He added he “probably wouldn’t have joined the server if [he] wasn’t introduced to it through Summit.”

A memorable moment for both Summit and Riggs, they were clearly left stunned by the random encounter while casually roleplaying on the popular GTA server.

While the two happened upon each other in GTA by complete chance, given that they’re both fans of one another, perhaps they’ll link up in the future for some more RP antics — maybe they’ll have a longer conversation next time too. 

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GTA RP streamer shocked after Twitch bans him for visiting in-game adult club

Published: 26/Feb/2021 6:15

by Andrew Amos

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Twitch has banned NoPixel 3.0 streamer ‘RatedEpicz’ after an in-game incident, however the circumstances have pulled the platform’s double standards into question.

GTA roleplaying (RP) is taking over Twitch yet again. With streamers like Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel, Jaryd ‘summit1g’ Lazar, and more getting back on the trend, servers like NoPixel 3.0 are popping yet again.

The Rockstar title, first released in Sep. 2013, isn’t known for being the most family-friendly. Lives of high crime, and the trimmings that come with that, are the norm. However, RP servers make the experience a little bit more tame.

So, when RatedEpicz decided to enter the Vanilla Unicorn in GTA 5 as part of his RP content, he didn’t really think twice about it. The adult club is part of the game, and people have gone there before.

However, Twitch pinged him for adult content, banning the streamer.

“They got me boys. Hold it down,” he said on Twitter. He added later in Discord that he believes “being in the VU” was the main reason behind his suspension.

While the ban is a minor one, the community has gotten into an uproar over the platform’s double standards for two reasons.

The first is there are a number of other streamers doing worse things through GTA RP. The notorious Ricegum was highlighted as one case of being seemingly above Twitch’s law when it comes to roleplay streams.

The second is the Vanilla Unicorn is a part of the game anyone can enter. While not explicit entirely, the heavy suggestions might toe the line of Twitch’s adult content policy. However, many believe it should be whitelisted.

Vanilla Unicorn in GTA 5
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The Vanilla Unicorn has been highlighted as the reason for RatedEpicz’ Twich ban.

Reportedly, a number of other Twitch streamers were alerted to the problem’s surrounding the Vanilla Unicorn in GTA 5. The number of warnings handed out has forced the NoPixel devs to shut down that part of the map.

The devs also joked about the double standards surrounding Twitch gaming streams and IRL Just Chatting content, claiming “we are going to add hot tubs to VU and call it Just Chatting.”

RatedEpicz has appealed the suspension in the hopes of removing the strike from his account. Until then, he will be staying far away from the Vanilla Unicorn to try and avoid Twitch’s wrath.