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Summit1G explains how controller players drove him to uninstall Halo

Published: 23/Dec/2019 0:13 Updated: 4/May/2020 14:24

by Brent Koepp

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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.

MicrosoftMicrosoft 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.

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. 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 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 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: @JimboGPKHalo 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_JjxSummit’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.

Fortnite

NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.