Popular live streamer Jaryd “Summit1G” Lazar teamed up with YouTube star Jake Paul for some games of Fortnite, and hit back at fans who were critical of the partnership with the controversial YouTuber.
Jake Paul is one of the biggest names on YouTube, with over 10 million subscribers on his channel, but due to past controversies, and association with his older brother Logan Paul, has also attracted heavy criticism.
Recently, with the huge popularity of battle royale game Fortnite, big name YouTubers are getting in on the trend, even those not known for gaming style content, such as the Paul brothers.
Jake Paul has already been criticised for using click bait tactics with recent Fortnite videos, including where he used the image of the most popular Fortnite player and streamer, Ninja – despite having nothing to do with the video whatsoever.
Summit1G is another of the most popular streamers on live streaming site Twitch, being one of few to have over 3 million followers.
He is considered one of the innovators of live streaming games, coming from a professional Counter-Strike background.
His fan base were not pleased when he teamed up with Jake Paul, with one donator calling him (Paul) ‘human trash’. Responding to the hate, Summit1G said:
“Bro, you’re disappointed that a guy is playing a video game with another human being that you happen to not like from a YouTube series, that you don’t watch.
Relax, take a chill pill, go smoke a doobie if you need to. We’re just chilling out playing some god damn Fortnite.
I’m not going to stand for this shit and I will start permabanning people, because according to me you guys seriously having problems with this, aren’t part of the true 1G squad. You’re part of that fake 1G squad.”
But the hate from his own viewers didn’t stop there, and Summit continued to fire back in defense of his decision to play with Jake Paul.
“You guys are just, oh man. I’m a little disappointed in the chat to be honest. I thought the 1G squad was a little bit different.”
Both Jake and Logan Paul have shown interest in streaming themselves on Twitch, especially after seeing the massive boosts in popularity for people like Ninja.
Logan has already opened his own Twitch channel, which currently has over 500,000 followers – before he has ever gone live.