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Summit1g slams his Twitch chat for sponsored stream negativity

Published: 24/Aug/2020 10:13

by Connor Bennett

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Twitch star Jaryd ‘Summit1G’ Lazar hit out at his chat for being a little too negative as he conducted a sponsored segment for the new Marvel Avenger’s game.

As one of Twitch’s biggest variety streamers, Summit can regularly been seen dipping his toe in a wide range of games. Be it something as fun as Sea of Thieves, dramatic as GTA RP, or as intense as Escape from Tarkov, the leader of the 1G plays everything. 

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Sometimes, that even includes sprinkling in a game that his fans might not expect him to play because he’s conducting a sponsored stream or he’s fiving an early review. 

For the most, his chat can be pretty understanding but, during his August 23 stream, Summit had to lay down the law as he picked out repeated examples of negativity. 

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Summit is afraid to call out his chat when something is amiss.

Lazar had spent a few hours playing the beta of the new Marvel Avenger’s game but as he wrapping up, he noticed his chat had turned a little more toxic than normal. 

“We’re gonna have to change the whole vibe we’ve got going on this channel for sponsored segments,” Summit started. I’m not a fan of how the chat rolls through some of this content and the comments that go down.”

Warning his chat about the use of sub-only mode, he continued: “Like, you think every single game I play that you’re gonna like? That’s not a possibility. Trust me, there’s games in life that I like and you don’t. Instead of being a negative nancy, go do your thing or suck it the f**k up.”

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Summit further laid down the law by pointing out that he could, if he wanted to, just start handing out bans for the negativity – even though some viewers might see that as a pretty extreme step. 

“Come on boys, I just don’t like to see it,” he added. “Why be negative? Why you guys gotta be a**holes? I can be negative if the game is s**tting on my soul or something like that, but I’m not going in someone else’s Twitch chat and being negative for no reason.”

He concluded, noting that even though viewers are pretty supportive of streamers making their money, there is a strange negativity around sponsored streams and segments. 

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“It’s pretty sad to see how negative the chat gets when we got to a sponsored segment,” Summit added. “It looks really, really bad on me and the community that we’ve built. It makes us look bad. You understand that right?”

While the vibe of his channel is usually chill, Summit has begun to speak up more about the negativity in his chat – earlier noting that it pushed him away from playing Elder Scrolls Online. 

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Wheter or not his viewers will heed his warning and turn things around, though, very much remains to be seen.

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Barstool owner Dave Portnoy reveals they’re 99.9% leaving SiriusXM

Published: 7/Oct/2020 20:10 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 20:14

by Michael Gwilliam

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Barstool Sports’ Dave Portnoy has appeared to confirm that the popular website’s SiriusXM channel will be moving on satellite radio, claiming he was “99%” sure they were leaving.

The satirical sports website announced its SiriusXM channel back in November of 2017 and launched a few months later in January 2018.

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Now, however, it seems like the deal is done and so is Barstool.

Dave Portnoy, Barstool Sports’ founder took to Twitter to announce that it was looking extremely unlikely that the channel would continue on SiriusXM.

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“I’d say we’re 99.9% out of Sirius,” he revealed. “We aren’t in same stratosphere in terms of negotiations.”

“We will just move on to new platforms as always. Our crowd will follow as always,” the Barstool founder added.

It’s unclear exactly where they will move to and Portnoy, who has grown increasingly famous over the years in part to his viral pizza reviews, offered no clues.

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Dave Portnoy’s pizza reviews have gone viral.

One possible destination spot could very well be Spotify, which shocked the industry by signing Joe Rogan and his podcast to an exclusive deal.

While Portnoy didn’t elaborate on the type of deal he would like, it sounds like he’s being severely low-balled by the satellite radio company, hence his aggressive-sounding tweet.

This news comes as Bloomberg has reported that Howard Stern is nearing a massive $120M a year deal – a step above from his previous deals at $80 to $100 million a year.

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If those reports are right, it’s a sign that Sirius XM is willing to pay some serious cash, but apparently not when it comes to keeping Barstool within its network.

“See this is why I can’t work for peanuts,” Portnoy said in response to the Stern report. “I’m not Stern. But I’m not nobody either.”

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We’ll just have to see what the future holds for both SiriusXM and Barstool, and if a deal can be salvaged.