Escape from Tarkov

Summit1g calls on Tarkov devs to fix annoying issue after bizarre death

Published: 11/Feb/2020 11:20

by Kamil Malinowski

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Twitch star Jaryd ‘summit1g’ Lazar completely lost his cool after being eliminated in Escape from Tarkov and called on the devs to fix a frustrating issue. 

Many Twitch streamers have fallen in love with Escape from Tarkov in recent months, and summit is no exception as he’s been playing the game almost every day since the start of 2020.

Of course, the game doesn’t come without its issues, as other content creators like Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek and Dr Disrespect have voiced their concerns. Even the leader of the 1G Squad is now less than pleased with the game as he tore into an annoying problem.

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Escape from Tarkov has stormed into mainstream gaming in the past few months.

The American streamer was eliminated during a run on Feb 10, after a tense standoff saw him stuck in a room with a grenade. He was desperately trying to pry the door open as fast as possible, but it took way too long.

“Listen… let me explain to you how Tarkov and door opening works. Your guy, when he closes the door he doesn’t grab the knob and close it” summit began, before diving into a full-on rant on the subject.

“[He] slowly just gives it a little nudge, and then, when you’re done and it closes, he just throws his arms up, does the motherf**king Macarena or something, and [finally] he’s like, I can open the door now.”

It didn’t end there though, as Lazar continued to tear into his character’s poor skills with doors. “I’m sitting there staring at [the door] as it’s closing in my face slowly and I’m just like, please! Please! Can you just open it? Just open the door!”

Summit then broke into a rage as he screamed at his computer. “[My character’s] a military expert Nikita, tell him to take his f**cking hand off of his rifle and open the f**cking door!”

He then took a deep breath and apologized to his viewers for the outburst, before quickly getting back into the game.

For those who have played the game, you may have noticed doors tend to be a bit sluggish and unresponsive, so it’s easy to understand summit’s frustrations.

He even went as far as to call out Nikita Buyanov, the COO of BattleState Games, during his rant, so perhaps this may get his attention and we will soon see an update to the game’s doors.

Among Us

xChocoBars ends Among Us stream in tears over toxic Twitch chat

Published: 21/Jan/2021 18:36 Updated: 21/Jan/2021 18:53

by Theo Salaun

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Luminosity Gaming streamer and content creator ‘xChocoBars’ was driven to tears during a recent broadcast, needing to sub out of an Among Us session and end her Twitch stream after chat’s toxicity overwhelmed her.

If xChocoBars has a catch phrase or a slogan, then it’s very clearly the one plastered across her social media profiles: “When you’re happy, I’m happy.” Unfortunately, making mistakes in Among Us apparently doesn’t make viewers very happy.

As evidenced in a January 21 stream with friends like Rumay ‘hafu’ Wang and Jeremy ‘DisguisedToast’ Wang, the inverse of ChocoBars’ slogan holds true — with unhappy, frankly uncivil behavior from the Twitch chat causing the streamer to cry, stop playing Among Us with friends and, ultimately, end her day’s stream.

Rather than putting the mechanical skill of players to the test, Among Us is like a social party game dependent primarily on suspicions and conversations. When ChocoBars misjudged the villain in her session, the in-game players didn’t care, but Twitch chat was displeased to an unsavory extent.

After reading messages upon messages in her stream, ChocoBars began tearing up and explained that this malaise with Among Us has been growing recently: “I just feel like, lately, Among Us has been a little bit hard with chat … everyone’s just so mad at me. I just wanna play games and entertain.”

With over 600,000 followers on Twitch (as well as hundreds of thousands more on Twitter and Instagram), the content creator’s history of entertainment has been relatively well-received. But that following apparently includes some line-crossing trolls, as haters took to Twitch chat to berate the Luminosity creator for misjudging the impostor during their match.

While Hafu, DisguisedToast and others in the session tried to keep spirits high and let ChocoBars know how reasonable her mistake was, it appeared to be too late to salvage the Twitch stream for her.

Initially, the streamer intended on playing in Hafu’s lobby and then shifting to Rachell ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter’s, but, at the time of writing, that appears to be unrealistic. Although friends reached out personally, advising her to ignore chat’s toxicity, the streamer ended her broadcast in an effort to move away from the bad energy. 

Fortunately for concerned fans, ChocoBars has put out a statement addressing the uncomfortable situation and assures everyone that she is “okay” and will be back soon. Specifically, she is taking some time for herself (away from the internet) and intends to play in Hafu’s morning Among Us lobby tomorrow (January 22).