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Summit1g responds to criticism about his RPing in GTA RP

Published: 18/Aug/2019 10:52 Updated: 5/May/2020 16:07

by Connor Bennett

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Twitch star Jaryd ‘Summit1g‘ Lazar had a response to members of the GTA RP community who heavily criticized his roleplay after he gunned down a police officer in broad daylight.

GTA RP, an online mod for the PC version of Grand Theft Auto V,  sprung to popularity on Twitch at the start of 2019, with streamers from all over the platform flocking to the highly-entertaining game.

One of those was summit, who despite a brief hiatus, has since returned to the NoPixel server to continue his Charles Johnson persona. The streamer has faced criticism in the past for his role-play skills – after, perhaps, enjoying the criminal lifestyle a little too much. While he’s overcome them in the past, new critics have reared their heads.

Summit1g, TwitchSummit’s Charles Johnson persona is one of the less controversial characters, but nobody everybody in GTA RP is a fan.

During his August 17 stream, summit and his gang were conducting a number of convenience store robberies when the cops were alerted to their actions and eventually dispatched to hunt them down.

In a bid to ‘send a message’, summit and his boys immediately rained down bullets on streamer Stoner_Minded – giving his cop character a fiery demise. “That’s yikes,” he said, clearly frustrated about being used as collateral damage. “That’s just AIDS honestly, that’s just dumb.”

The clip and thoughts of the streamer eventually made their way to summit, even though he had since moved on and was focusing on his next piece of roleplay.

“When a cop messes up, and I don’t know what’s going on – the cops have been running rampant around the city, well, you’re a clip, you know,” he stated.

“We all knew we wanted to mag dump on some cops to send some messages back a little bit, I’m sorry you had to be on the end of it – my bad, my bad. What do you want me to do man? Like I said, you guys kill me fifteen times, I kill one cop and it’s a problem? Come on. I understand the RP is supposed to be there, I get that. Trust me more more than anybody wants that.”

Whether or not summit and his fellow criminals will re-evaluate their plans based on the cops’ annoyance remains to be seen.

It might be something to consider, however, as frustrations can lead to in-game grudges and an ultimately poor RPing experience for everyone involved.

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TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.