Escape from Tarkov

Summit1g loses it after worst lag ever ruins Tarkov match with shroud

Published: 1/Feb/2020 17:45 Updated: 1/Feb/2020 17:56

by Joe Craven


Twitch streamer Jaryd ‘summit1g’ Lazar completely lost his cool with tactical-survival shooter Escape from Tarkov, as a horrendous lag spike saw him eliminated in a fight he clearly should have won. 

Despite releasing the beta nearly four years ago, Battlestate Games’ Escape from Tarkov has experienced a new lease of life on streaming platforms, as a host of the world’s biggest entertainers flock to the tactical FPS.

Among the streamers who have transitioned over is summit1g, who has been one of the streamers of the decade – thanks to his versatility and willingness to play whatever titles his viewers want to see.

Summit1g streaming on Twitch
Summit1g, Twitch
Summit is known for jumping between popular titles and maintaining a high gameplay standard.

Despite Tarkov’s popularity, it is not immune to server issues and lag, something which became clear on January 31 during Lazar’s Twitch stream with shroud. 

The 32-year-old pushed into a narrow corridor and was quickly faced down by an enemy. The gunfight got off to a good start for summit, who promptly found the opponent with his crosshairs.

However, as he was about to get the headshot and win the gunfight, the game freezes for almost a whole second, and resumes with summit eliminated. Understandably, this doesn’t go down too well with the streaming veteran. 

“Oh I f**king chugged [lagged],” summit screamed. “No way! He was dead! Dude, I had this guy so dead.” 

“I fat chugged bro,” he continued, trying to explain the situation to shroud. “I had his head tapped. He was tapped. I had like 18 shots to tap him with, and [it] full-second chugged.” 

The two speculated whether the opponent was cheating, but it wasn’t particularly clear, especially given the absence of killcams in Escape from Tarkov.

“With the way he just killed me – he was full blind, and just snapped on my head,” shroud explained. Regardless, summit knows that if it wasn’t for the very unfortunate lag spike, he had the enemy dead to rights, cheater or not.

Shroud actually thought the laggy server may have also worked in their favor at other times, possibly saving their lives in an earlier gunfight. While the game is still technically in beta, issues like these are to be expected, but the timing on this one couldn’t have been worse.


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

Published: 2/Dec/2020 1:27

by Bill Cooney


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.

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.