Summit1g shuts down Mixer rumors as he commits to Twitch - Dexerto

Summit1g shuts down Mixer rumors as he commits to Twitch

Published: 26/May/2020 19:44 Updated: 26/May/2020 20:05

by Alan Bernal


Jaryd ’summit1g’ Lazar will be staying on Twitch after signing a multiyear deal, putting to bed mounting speculation that he would make the move to Mixer.

The streaming wars between industry natives and emerging competitors like Mixer, Facebook Gaming, Dlive, Caffeine and more have resulted in major contracts for the platforms’ biggest stars.

While there aren’t specifics on summit’s deal, the streamer will continue his career on Twitch, where he’s become one of the site’s most watched personalities while streaming a variety of titles such as Valorant, Sea of Thieves, GTA RP and more.

“Twitch is home, and hopefully always will be home,” summit1G said in a video announcing his deal. “So that being said, I’ll see you guys in the channel, and thanks again for letting me do what I do. I appreciate it very much.”

This news comes after speculation that summit would be moving to Mixer or another site. This was especially prevalent in the mind of some fans, since the streamer provided what were cryptic statements at the time about his streaming career’s future – which now sound like messages of reassurance after his Twitch resigning announcement.

Summit re-signed to Twitch on a multiyear deal.

“I appreciate it, my friend,” Summit said in reply to a fan who asked about him moving to Mixer. “Don’t worry mate, everything will be okay dudes.”

At the time, Twitch and summit’s representatives at Loaded were working out the details of the new contract that could not yet be announced.

Now that the ink has dried, however, there’s plenty of reason for Twitch to let out a sigh of relief that they’ll be holding onto one of their biggest names.

The competition in streaming has prompted Twitch to respond by re-signing streamers, themselves. The San Francisco-based platform locked down Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys, Ben ‘DrLupo’ Lupo and Timothy ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar in the months preceding summit’s exclusivity deal.

Summit is joined by Brett ‘Dakotaz’ Hoffman and Josh ‘JoshOG’ Beaver, who also signed deals that will keep them on Twitch for years to come.

After major moves by Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins and Michael ‘Shroud’ Grzesiek to Mixer, the feeling that no one was untouchable reverberated throughout streaming communities.

While this is still true for a lot of the big names that have yet to sign with Twitch, summit and the rest of the new signees will be going live on the platform for the foreseeable future.


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

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney


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.

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.