Twitch star Jaryd ‘summit1g’ Lazar took the ultimate revenge against a group of stream snipers during a recent broadcast, sinking the entire crew’s ship on Sea of Thieves.
Summit1g has been giving the pirate adventure game a lot of love in recent weeks, focusing virtually all of his streaming time on taking to the seas, raiding rival crews and stocking up on loot.
However, the 31-year-old’s popular streams mean that he is a prime candidate to be targeted by stream snipers – something that appeared to happen during his January 3 broadcast.
Summit and his crew drew near another ship that was moving strangely towards the end of the stream and it didn’t take them long to realize that they were being targeted by stream snipers (players that watch a stream and use the information from it to meet and interact or kill the streamer in-game).
Unfortunately for the stream snipers, their plan quickly backfired as summit and his crew decided to attack them and sink their ship!
As summit raided the opponents, he berated them for stream sniping: “You guys just ruined our fun by stream sniping. I don’t appreciate that, so now we’re gonna sink your goofy asses!
“Time for the dumpster boys, good luck. So you found out it was us so the first thing you do is you pull up the stream? Really respectable dude, I like it.”
Summit was killed shortly after, but nothing could save the opponent ship as he and his crew continued to attack them. Eventually, the ship ended up on the ocean floor.
Summit has been trying to play under a different name and use a voice changer for his in-game microphone as a way to counter stream snipers, but it is virtually impossible to avoid them entirely if they are determined enough.
Other top streamers, like Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Dr DisRespect, regularly fall foul of stream snipers while playing games like Fortnite and Call of Duty: Blackout and they have often voiced their frustrations with the situation.
Using an extended stream delay is one way of countering snipers, but many of the biggest broadcasters say that they then feel removed from their Twitch chat and viewers, making it hard to interact.