Summit1G explains how controller players drove him to uninstall Halo - Dexerto

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


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.

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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.


Ninja shocks Valorant star with huge donation after Twitch refund scam

Published: 22/Oct/2020 2:56

by Andrew Amos


Chargebacks are a Twitch streamer’s worst nightmare, as Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins knows it all too well, so when he saw Valorant star ‘AverageJonas’ get scammed out of over $5,000, he knew he had to step up and help.

There’s few Twitch scams more infuriating than chargeback scams. When you have avid viewers donate to your stream, it’s a wonderful feeling.

However, some viewers do it maliciously, with the intent of taking, not giving. After donating hundreds, or even thousands of dollars, viewers dispute the charge with PayPal or their bank, saying they were hacked and didn’t actually donate the money.

The money then goes back to the donator, and the Twitch streamer is left without the donations, and most of the time, also has to pay a fine on top.

That’s exactly what happened to AverageJonas ⁠— a Valorant Twitch star with over 130,000 followers. He had a viewer refund $5,400 worth of donations, which ended up costing the streamer $5,800 after accounting for transfer fees.

“I have received over $5,400 in several donations from one person on Twitch which have all been refunded even though donations are supposedly non-refund. To top it off, I have been personally charged $400+ in refund fees from PayPal,” Jonas said on Twitter.

“This person used me and my community to gain clout and other benefits by acting like an extremely wealthy and giving human being. The person also pretended like the refunds were a mistake.”

Fortunately, Ninja got wind of the fellow Valorant streamer’s woes.

After all, Jonas is one of Valorant’s biggest content creators, and Ninja is slowly working his way to the top of the pro scene. With all of Jonas’ informational content, it’s the least Ninja could do to put his fandom to use.

Ninja replied to Jonas’ tweet with a simple “fixed.” What he meant by that was he donated AverageJonas $5,800, to cover not only the Twitch donations from the user, but the PayPal fees as well.

Jonas was shocked: “Dude thank you so much you’re such a legend omfg.”

It’s a big win for Jonas, however, it highlights a much bigger issue with Twitch donations. If Ninja hadn’t caught wind of the streamer’s troubles, it’s likely nothing would have been done.

Chargebacks are still a big issue, and there’s nothing you can really do about it as a streamer if PayPal or Twitch don’t step in ⁠— like what happened in Jonas’ case.

However, now he can go back to doing what he does best ⁠— sharing Sova line-ups for every Valorant player to learn.