Escape from Tarkov

Summit1g and xQc's Escape From Tarkov scavenger hunt ends in disaster

by Matt Porter
BattleState Games

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Jaryd 'Summit1g' Lazar and Felix 'xQc' Lengyel are two of the biggest Escape From Tarkov streamers in the world, but when the pair teamed up in the tactical first-person shooter, things couldn't have gone any worse when they tried to take on an enemy.

Escape From Tarkov is widely regarded as one of the most difficult FPS titles in the world, punishing players for the smallest mistakes as they attempt to escape a number of different scenarios with all the loot they have collected throughout their scavenging spree, which can often last for close to an hour.

Playing by yourself can be tough, especially considering that if you die you lose all your gear, so having a teammate can be a handy way to ensure that at least some of your loot makes it back. Unfortunately for Summit though, it was his own teammate who cost him everything he had found, leaving the pair scratching their heads at how badly things had just gone wrong.

A player running into a gas station on Escape From Tarkov.
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Escape From Tarkov can be brutally punishing if you make a mistake.

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While streaming Battlestate Games' popular title together late on January 19, the pair headed into a building after hearing noises inside, and while searching for their adversary, Summit decided to check out some rooms. Sneaking in to take a look, Summit immediately started to yell as his screen faded to grey, immediately find himself eliminated at the hands of his own teammate.

"Wow, that's me!" he shouted, but it was already too late, looking glumly at his screen as the fact he had died sunk in. "Don't worry about it, it's all good, loot that fool and see what he had. Just toss my loot into a room so I can get it back. Don't tell me you died? Was there another guy?"

Apologizing profusely, xQc replied: "There was another guy at the back left. I feel so bad, I don't know what to say! My headphones made me feel like someone was on my right, I [spun around] and you were on my right!"

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With both xQc and Summit meeting their doom, neither streamer could do anything about all their gear, which was lost to the enemy who took down the former Overwatch pro just seconds after he managed to drop his own teammate.

Of course, Summit is well accustomed to errors on Escape From Tarkov, sprinting away from his setup after throwing the worst grenade ever and taking himself out in true '1G' fashion on January 13.