Escape from Tarkov

Summit1g roasts “rat” Escape from Tarkov players who use Thermal Scopes

by Kamil Malinowski
Twitch: Summit1g / Battlestate Games

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Twitch star Jaryd ‘Summit1g’ Lazar lost it at Escape from Tarkov players that use Thermal Scopes, dubbing them as “rats” in a harsh roast on stream. 

Summit has been playing Tarkov almost non-stop since the start of 2020 and has never been afraid to call out other players or problems with the game.

It seems that another pet peeve has popped up as the American took the time to call out players who use Thermal Scopes and even went as far as calling them "rats" in a rather lengthy rant.

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Escape from Tarkov is an ultra-realistic first-person shooter, focusing on survival and looting.

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During a broadcast on March 9, Summit1g was eliminated seemingly out of nowhere after a solid start to his run and immediately went on to slam the player who killed him.

“F**king thermal bitches dude, nothing but a bunch of b**ches and rats. Not moving, both your teammates got killed and you don’t move a muscle, you let both of them get looted… that’s the type of player who uses thermals – too scared to save their boy's loot.”

He clearly wasn’t impressed with the player who decided to lay in wait and ambush him when he least expected it, rather than taking a head-on fight.

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It’s easy to understand Summit’s frustration, as Thermal Scopes are incredibly powerful in Tarkov and give players using them a huge vision advantage. If you get attacked by someone using a Thermal and you don’t have one, most of the time you’ll die before you can even figure out where they are.

However, the player did use his weapon to his advantage, so it’s hard to blame him, even if it is a frustrating way to go.

In the end, the death didn’t seem to affect the streamer much anyway and he jumped right back into the game not long after – this time not running into any more Thermal Scope users and actually having some successful runs.