Summit1G explains how controller players drove him to uninstall Halo

by Brent Koepp
Twitch: Summit1g / Microsoft


Twitch star Jaryd 'summit1g' Lazar posted a video to his Twitter on December 22 to explain why controller players having an advantage led him to uninstall Halo.

Microsoft brought the iconic Halo series to PC in December with 'The Master Chief Collection,' and the 2010 released title 'Reach', to much anticipation from the community.

However, not everyone has been thrilled about the game's current state, and popular Twitch personality summit1g has now explained further how controller advantage led him to uninstall the game on December 20.

Microsoft brought the iconic FPS series to PC in a collection.


Summit1G explains why he uninstalled Halo

Summit has had issues with Reach in the past, quickly becoming disillusioned with it during his December 18 stream stating that some players had an "unbearable" controller advantage. The frustration didn't stop there, and he uninstalled the game a couple days later.

Posting on his social media account to further explain his actions, he exclaimed that it wasn't about learning to adapt the game, but rather that he saw no point of continuing to play if it's impossible to win in a 1v1 match up.

"Me uninstalling Halo has nothing to do [with] owning at high level or not. It’s not about game sense or proper rotates. I understand that all takes time to learn But who gives a f**k about all that if you can’t win a 1v1," the streamer said.


The Twitch star then recorded a video further clarifying why he feels the FPS is not worth playing with controller advantage existing. "People explain to me it's not about five-shotting. It's not all about losing 1v1. It's about teamwork, and knowing the map. I understand that, I get all that," he explained.

However, he then delved into the main issue he has with the game, and stated, "To pretend that five-shotting isn't an important thing in Halo is just stupid. That's bulls**t. You know how many clutch moments happen in Halo. So many 1v2 moments you have to clutch up to get a flagpole."

"There are so many moments where your shot f**king matters. Even if I gained all that as a mouse and keyboard player, and I became super 200 iq in Halo, it wouldn't amount to anything because I can simply be replaced by a f**king controller player who can five-shot more consistently," he continued.


Pro Halo player James 'Jimbo' Bradbrook for Team Chaotic agreed with Summit's points, and replied, "You're not wrong. With the way the aim assist is, he has zero chance at catching that skill."

"It's not really a even playing field, so why continue playing on a handicap like that," he finished.

Twitter: @JimboGPK
Twitter: @JimboGPK
Halo pro Jimbo agreed with Summit, pointing out the unfair controller advantage.

The Twitch star replied to the Halo pro and thanked him for "understanding" him, and explaining to others why his frustrations actually make sense to those on the outside.

Another Halo pro, Justin 'Hunter Jjx' Joseph, who was playing with Summit pointed out, "The fact that you uninstalled while we were on a win streak says enough my man," proving that the Twitch star quit out of a legitimate frustration.

Twitter: @HuNteR_Jjx
Twitter: @HuNteR_Jjx
Summit's Halo partner pointed out that they were on a winning streak when he quit.


Despite Summit1g's quick departure from the popular FPS, he's not alone in his criticisms, as Overwatch pro Felix 'xQc' Lengyel echoed similar complaints earlier in December, making this a much-needed debate to be had.

As of the time this article, the popular streamer continues to dominate on Twitch, amassing over 4 million followers, making him one of the top channels on the streaming platform.