Summit1g teases major announcement, says Twitch has become a scary world - Dexerto

Summit1g teases major announcement, says Twitch has become a scary world

Published: 31/Jan/2020 11:05

by David Purcell


Jaryd ‘summit1g‘ Lazar has revealed that one of the biggest moments of his life is just around the corner, with some fans suspecting that he could be making the switch from Twitch to Mixer. 

The popular variety streamer has been responsible for some of the biggest trends in the online gaming community during the last 12 months, including a surge in players hopping over to Sea of Thieves, GTA RP, and more recently Escape from Tarkov after he started streaming it on his channel.

During a broadcast on January 31, though, the former CSGO player might not have revealed what seems to be a bombshell announcement just yet, but has teased that something big is about to happen soon.

Summit1g in GTA
Summit1g, Shorty Awards / Rockstar
Summit1g surpassed four million Twitch followers in November 2019, after a successful stint on GTA RP.

Starting off his stream, much like he always does, summit1g decided to take a few questions from donators, and things got really interesting when he was asked about potentially growing his YouTube content in the future.

While he admitted that he’s put his work on the platform on the back burner in recent times, he has contacted his agent about improving that side of things, and even dropped a hint about a big change in his life coming up.

“Right now, probably one of the biggest moments of my life is happening somewhat soon so, little nervous about everything,” he said. “Good times to be had boys, don’t worry, just trust me like you always have and everything is going to be alright.”

Just after that, as the clip above shows, he says something that many fans will probably understand – that Twitch has changed for him over time. “It’s just scary stuff, you know. Twitch turned into a scary world. It was my place of like (makes hand gesture), and it still is for me, but it’s also a place of stress now.”

Whereas in the past it was something to relieve stress for him, since moving to full-time streaming and making “life-changing” decisions on a near day-to-day basis, things look to have changed.

It’s unknown if the streamer has signed a new deal with Twitch to keep him streaming on the platform, although when fans popped the question on everybody’s minds – i.e. whether or not he’s following shroud and Ninja by heading to Mixer – he just swerved the question entirely.

As is usually the case when high-profile streamers like summit tease big news, the rumor mill begins to turn fairly quickly in the Twitch chat, and that’s exactly what happened here too – with some fans asking if his girlfriend is pregnant, or if he’s getting married soon.

What we do know, though, is that people have to be patient. Whatever he’s got up his sleeve appears to be pretty exciting and it probably won’t be long before he makes the official announcement, either.


Asmongold slams Twitch for adding new “intrusive” mid-stream ads”

Published: 1/Nov/2020 1:06

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Twitch has added new mid-stream ads in recent weeks, and popular streamer Asmongold is not happy about it, calling them “intrusive” and “disappointing.”

In the past month, threads have been popping up left, right, and center claiming that Twitch has added mid-stream ads. It started as an experimental feature in which an automated mid-roll of ads would happen to randomly selected viewers.

However, it seems to have become the norm now, and it’s gotten streamers as well as viewers concerned. Asmongold learned about them for the first time in his latest stream, and he was less than impressed.

Asmongold Twitch Ads
Twitch: Asmongold
Asmongold is one of the most popular World of Warcraft streamers in the world.

It all started when he watched his own stream from the perspective of a viewer and noticed there were ads running that he didn’t set.

“Commercial break in progress?” he said in disbelief, repeating the phrase for good measure. He was also surprised to discover that he was in the top 30 channels who run ads per day. 

“For the past two months, Asmongold is in the top 30 channels that run ads,” he added. Still, it paled in comparison to the number of daily ads on Hasan ‘Hasanabi’ Piker stream, which was more than double of the person in second place.

This prompted him to go down a rabbit hole, hopping from thread to thread. Once he got up to speed, he said he was “very frustrated” with the issue. However, he couldn’t stream on YouTube to protest “even if he wanted to” due to contractual obligations.

That didn’t stop him from sharing his thoughts though. “If Twitch wants to force ads, I think that we should say, okay, Twitch you are going to force ads. You have to force ads. Fine. Let’s talk about a way to do it that is not intrusive to the viewer,” he said.

“The viewer is why this website succeeds. The viewer is why this website grows.” It’s a sentiment that the thousands upon thousands of viewers in his chat appreciated. 

“The moment that you stop taking into consideration the actual consumer of the product and you do things to make money off of them without providing a value, that is whenever your company and your product begins to fail,” he added.

Later on, he still couldn’t shake it off. Ultimately, he decided to contact Twitch support and drafted up an impassioned Tweet with a little help from his viewers.

“Hey @TwitchSupport some of my viewers have been getting SPAMMED with ads that I didn’t run and that happen as midrolls and not prerolls,” he wrote. “Some have said they have gotten over 20 ads in less than 3 hours. Is this intended and what can I do to make it stop?”

Asmongold’s post has already gained nearly 7,000 likes, and it seems like he’s become a voice for the people on the matter.

He said he doesn’t know whether it’s intended or not. But either way, he hopes it will at least force an explanation.

Twitch has not commented on the issue yet, at least not publicly. However, it’s fair to say that streamers and viewers alike will be eagerly awaiting their response.