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Summit1g reveals he’s not going outdoors following a death threat

Published: 15/Jan/2019 10:29 Updated: 15/Jan/2019 10:39

by Calum Patterson

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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.

In fact, Summit is reportedly the most subscribed streamer on Twitch as of January 15 2019, according to stat tracking website Twitch Stats.

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.

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Hungrybox explains why he’s temporarily quitting Twitch and social media

Published: 24/Oct/2020 12:31

by Joe Craven

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Juan ‘Hungrybox’ Debiedma, Team Liquid Smash main and popular Twitch streamer, has explained why he will be taking a short hiatus from the streaming platform. 

As far as Smash pros go, few have reached the popularity of Hungrybox. The Jigglypuff main, currently plying his trade for Team Liquid, has accumulated a monumental Twitch audience, sitting at over 230,000 followers at the time of writing.

In the 2019 MPGR world rankings, Hungrybox came out as first in the world. However, it seems that the chaotic, full-on life that comes with professional gaming and full-time streaming has caught up with Debiedma.

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Hungrybox is the world number one ranked Smash player.

On October 23, the 27-year-old explained his decision to his 235,000 Twitter followers, citing the need to “step away and unplug” for a while. According to his Twitch stats, he has been live every single day since the middle of July. That is over 106 days of consecutive streaming, so there is no surprise that Hungrybox wants some time away.

“Hi guys,” he tweeted, “it’s time for me to unplug and step away for a little while. [I] haven’t taken an actual break from this life in over three years. It’ll do my brain & heart a lot of good. Thank you for all the love. Looking forward to returning stronger. Juan.” 

When will Hungrybox return to streaming?

The Smash pro has not been explicit over when he will make a return, but fans can expect to see him back streaming in the near future. Past streaming breaks have been a few days to a week-long, but it will ultimately come down to how rested and rejuvenated Hungrybox feels.

Fans will just have to remain patient and trust that Debiedma will be back as soon as he feels able.