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Summit1g takes shots at ‘elitist’ GTA RP players following brother’s ban

Published: 23/Mar/2019 17:18 Updated: 23/Mar/2019 17:58

by Connor Bennett

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Popular Twitch streamer Jaryd ‘Summit1g’ Lazar isn’t feeling the vibe from the GTA RP server he plays on after his younger brother was struck down with a ban.

Grand Theft Auto roleplay, a multiplayer mod for the PC version of GTA V, recently returned to popularity on Twitch, with a number of high profile streamer running around Los Santos as a character of their own.

However, after a warm start to life, things have seemingly taken a sour turn after Summit’s younger brother, Jacob ‘Kite61’ Lazar, was temporarily removed from the server.

Twitch: LirikGTA RP sprung to the top of Twitch in 2017 and has recently made a return.

After some lackluster RP encounters, Jacob’s in-game character – Rusty – was reported to the servers mods and struck down with a three-day temporary ban.

Summit took issue with that – pointing out that it would have been easier to explain where his brother had gone wrong instead of kicking him to the curb for a couple of days.

“It feels very elitist to me,” added Summit later in his stream, as he continued to air his grievances about what had happened.

“Like, there comes a time chat in every single video game that you ever play that when somebody gets to a certain skill level, it’s almost like they think they’re a better person than in real-fucking-life, you know what I mean – because he’s so good at this video game. That’s kind of the vibe I’m getting.”

It’s not the first issue that Summit has had with the GTA RP servers. On March 21, the streamer made his feelings known about another player in the NoPixel server, Lil Loco, slamming how the controversial character was played in-game.  

While GTA RP is currently one of the most popular titles on Twitch, it remains to be seen if any of the drama does some damage to the popularity of the mod – with viewers potentially walking away from any toxicity.

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xQc begs his Twitch fans to stop sending so many “sad” donations

Published: 20/Jan/2021 7:21

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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In a hilarious but sincere rant, xQc begged his fans to stop sending so many “sad” donation messages, particularly when they happen one after the other and even more so when they are fake.

Twitch donations are the best way for fans to pass on a message to their favorite streamers. Not all streamers have text-to-speech for donations turned on, and even they do, they don’t always hear them. However, it’s still more effective than spamming in the chat.

Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel gets bombarded with donation messages every stream. They’re often funny, but they can sometimes be sad and depressing. xQc has finally had enough of that, particularly when it’s excessive and insincere.

The Twitch star has slotted (deliberately or otherwise) into his 'bad guy' role perfectly.
Twitch: xQc
The Twitch star had a lot to say about “sad” donations during a recent stream.

“Let me talk about this once and for all,” he said. “I realize this kind of like a picky topic… but I’ll just tell you straight up, okay? The emotional [donation messages] are fine when they’re true.”

“The problem is when there’s too many of them that are stacked, it feels like… all the energy goes down,” he added.

“Sometimes it’s f**king overwhelming,” he said. “I feel bad for the people that are having tough times, legitimately, and they’re struggling. They’re trying to get under the wave of BigPog, and you just pull everybody down.”

“When there’s a couple, it’s fine,” he added. “But when it’s too stacked, I feel bad for the people that are just trying to escape. They’re getting f**ked on over and over again. It’s selfish as sh*t.”

“Those that bait it are even worse,” he said. “It’s fake, and it’s trolling, and it’s f**king stupid as sh*t. I’m tired of it, dude. That sh*t is garbage. I could have said it in a better way, but there’s no way around it. Holy sh*t, man.”

“I don’t want to shut down people from saying stuff that they’re going through,” he added. “Just be mindful not to stack it all. I don’t want this stream to become a ship of despair.”

xQc has never been one to bite his tongue, and he didn’t hold back here. However, somebody posted the clip on Reddit, and it seems like others sympathize with him.

“I feel bad for the people, but it just completely ruins the mood every time,” wrote one user, which ended up being the top comment. “I love watching XQC, but [text-to-speech] is unbearable,” wrote another.

In the end, though, there’s two sides to every story. It will be interesting to see what donors who leave these messages haveto say. Maybe they’ll understand.