Popular Twitch streamer Jaryd ‘Summit1g’ Lazar has revealed the lengths he is going to protect himself, after being spooked by a death threat made during his livestream.
Summit1g is a veteran of livestreaming on Twitch, and remains one of the most popular to this day, even enjoying a sharp increase in popularity again over late 2018 into 2019.
But, with such a large fanbase, there is always unfortunately going to be some bad apples, and Summit1g has reported to his viewers that one internet user has made him fear for his life.
During a stream on January 14, Lazar explained to his viewers “Somebody gave me a death threat boys, so I’m just going to make sure I’m staying in doors for the next few days.”
“I’ve contacted the police, they’re working with Twitch. that’s all I can really do.” He also states that he will be getting some extra peace of mind with some security outside.
Summit1g is not overreacting with these measures either, as it would not be the first time that popular streamers have had their lives endangered.
Some of the biggest names on the platform, like Dr Disrespect who had gunfire directed at his home, or Tyler1 who had an individual creeping around outside his window, have felt threatened during a livestream.