Escape from Tarkov

Summit1g explains why he might quit Escape from Tarkov

Published: 5/Mar/2020 13:40

by Kamil Malinowski

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Popular Twitch streamer Jaryd ‘summit1g’ Lazar has been playing a ton of Escape from Tarkov during his streams throughout 2020, but that may soon come to an end. 

Escape from Tarkov blew up on Twitch at the start of the year, with many streamers enjoying the realistic survival shooter.

Summit1g has been loving the game and it quickly became the main game on his stream often choosing to stream nothing but Tarkov. However, this may all change as he seems to have had enough with it and said during a broadcast that he is strongly considering quitting the game altogether and that he “thinks it’s time to move on from Tarkov.”

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Summit quickly fell in love with Tarkov and has been playing it since the start of 2020.

During his usual stream on March 4, Summit had possibly one of his best Tarkov runs yet, eliminating all other PMC’s [Player Main Characters] on the server, meaning he had essentially secured the whole map to loot for himself as no more PMC’s could join.

However, he was struck down by a wave of player-controlled Scavs, who can join the server at any point. This meant that he had lost a ton of loot to some unfortunate spawns of characters that reset every 30 minutes and don’t progress like main characters.

Jaryd was not happy with what happened and hit out at the game. “Would you not be pissed about that? You kill all the guys that got into the game and you get killed by the endless stream of idiots who can queue into the game until it’s over.”

“Sometimes I just want to sit down, min-max, and enjoy the looting, but I can’t do that” he finished, clearly disappointed with the result of the game.

He then added he may not continue playing Tarkov at all, saying “It’s time for GTA, Takrov might be over… I think it’s time to move on from Tarkov.”

This isn’t the first time the streamer has complained about EFT, but this time he went further than before by adding that he may be quitting the game.

Fans will just have to wait and see what happens, although, it is possible we may not see Summit pick up Tarkov for some time, if ever again.

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TheGrefg breaks Ninja’s world record for most-viewed Twitch stream

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney

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Spanish streamer ‘TheGrefg’ has broken Ninja’s world record for most people watching a Twitch stream during the Galactus Fortnite event.

David ‘TheGrefg’ Cánovas made Twitch history while streaming the Galactus event, which marked the end of Fortnite season 4, when he had more people watching him at once than any other individual Twitch streamer ever has in history.

The Spaniard was watching and reacting to the event, and captures appear to confirm that he reached a total of 660,000 people watching his stream at the same time before Twitch unfortunately crashed.

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A screenshot showing Grefg surpassing 660K viewers.

The previous record you might remember was held by Ninja from when he teamed up with rapper Drake, where the duo peaked at 635k viewers at once while playing Fortnite back in 2018.

This insane amount of simultaneous viewers in a broadcast was almost double the figures of the previous record, held by  DrDisrespect — now streaming on YouTube — when he had 338,000 during his return stream in February 2018.

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Grefg looking over his Twitch stats from Dec. 1

Now, the title for most-watched stream on Twitch now belongs to TheGrefg, and while there are no official figures yet, screenshots and clips definitely seem to indicate the streamer managed to bring in than 660,000 people simultaneously.

Grefg was far from the only streamer posting impressive viewer counts during the Galactus event, which actually “broke” Twitch and caused the site to temporarily crash following the big reveal. This is the big reason why the official viewer count, while definitely impressive, isn’t exactly known just yet.

The event itself officially closed out Fortnite Season 4, with the Season 5 update arriving at 9 PM PT / 12 AM ET / 5 AM GMT on Wednesday, December 2, according to Epic Games, with downtime expected to last all the way up to 1 AM PT / 4 AM ET / 9 AM GMT.

After that, the brand new season will kick off, and Fortnite fans — including Grefg — will get to check out all of the new content. Whether the streamer will be able to repeat his impressive record-breaking feat remains to be seen, but we certainly wish him the best of luck.