Summit1g mocks viewers calling games "dead" because of Twitch numbers - Dexerto

Summit1g mocks viewers calling games “dead” because of Twitch numbers

Published: 18/Jul/2020 20:20

by Alan Bernal


Public perception of a new title release and its low viewership on Twitch can convince people that a game is “dead”, but Jaryd ’summit1g’ Lazar explained why that skews the reality of its success.

Twitch and its reach has risen to the point where it commands a sizable audience. But the gaming world extends further than the popular live streaming platform, something that can go forgotten when a title’s viewer count starts to dip.


Summit’s been in the industry a long time to know that games will naturally rise and fall in popularity. While they may hit low points at times, titles that are proclaimed ‘dead’ seem to stick around even after the court of public opinion has had its say.

As a variety streamer, he has picked up titles after time away from them, stuck with some for months on end, and everything in between.

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Games like Fortnite have seen peaks and valleys to its player base.

Speaking on the SCUFFED Podcast about the way some people address games like Fortnite, he said he thinks it’s crazy to hear critiques since they’re made seemingly without considering the bigger picture.

“People that say a ‘game’s dying’ base it so much off of Twitch viewership and what they see on that platform alone,” summit said. “And it’s actually pretty crazy, cause a game can be completely under the radar on Twitch but still be fine and successful and have a good player base.”

Devin Nash noted how 100 Thieves content creator Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop hit 900,000 concurrent viewers during Fortnite’s last event.


With the organic sway of the market and the cycle of new releases, viewership on Twitch can fluctuate to favor some games or make it seem like it’s been outright abandoned.

In either case, it hardly tells the whole story of a title’s continued support or lack thereof by just basing it off the number it gets from one site’s audience pull.


This can happen to titles outside of Fortnite, since the perception of titles like Apex Legends, PUBG, Sea of Thieves, and more have gone through similar crucibles.

Twitch can be a great way for games to rocket its success or continue its soar, but summit thinks just because it’s not getting traction on there, it doesn’t mean it’s a ‘dead’ game.



Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos


Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.


Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.


“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.


“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”


Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.


“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.