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Shroud & summit1g reveal why they refuse to play The Last of Us 2

Published: 19/Jun/2020 5:21

by Andrew Amos


One of the biggest game releases of the year, The Last of Us 2, finally dropped on June 19. However, two big streamers, namely Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek and Jarad ‘summit1g’ Lazar won’t be broadcasting the game for two big reasons.

If you called in sick for work on June 19 to play The Last of Us 2, we wouldn’t blame you. The sequel to the Naughty Dog hit has been years in the making, and diehard fans of the franchise will relish in every hour of its story.

However, two big streamers have taken a step back from the title they were eagerly awaiting for. For Summit and shroud, they won’t be streaming TLOU on release day, stating two big reasons.

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The Last of Us 2 is out on June 19, but you won’t see shroud or summit1g playing it.

Summit said he was originally planning to stream The Last of Us 2 to his Twitch fans, but changed his mind when he woke up on release day. When he saw all the other top streamers, like Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel try and hop on it first, it left “a sour taste” in his mouth.

“If I do end up playing it on stream, it’ll be a little later down the line. I’m so sick of seeing the f**king rat race on Twitch when big single-player games come out. I hate it,” he said.

“‘First one in the game!’ [They] be going above and beyond for it man. Let’s hit up the developers to try and get early access, let’s try and change our account to New Zealand. Holy sh*t mate, the f**king rat race, in a single player game. I won’t participate.”

He added that while it’s fair to get early access to a multiplayer game ⁠— like streamers did most recently with Valorant ⁠— single-player games are different. They don’t need their servers to be tested, it’s just streamers being greedy, according to Summit.

“Multiplayer games, you have an excuse, because it doesn’t ultimately matter when somebody starts on them because they’re all the same. [The devs] have to test their servers, all fine and dandy. Single-player? You don’t need to do that.”

Shroud’s reasons for dodging TLOU were a bit different. He wanted to experience the game on next-gen consoles first, so he will be waiting to play it once the PS5 comes out.

“To whom it may concern, I will not be playing Last of Us 2 until next-gen consoles,” he said on Twitter.

Whether both streamers will eventually broadcast the game once the time is right is unclear. Summit seems pretty adamant on sharing it to his audience, once the “rat race” on Twitch has died down.

However, let this also serve as a warning. If you wanted to avoid The Last of Us 2 spoilers, don’t log onto Twitch, Mixer, or other streaming platforms today. Everyone is streaming it, and if you want to experience the game for yourself, you might just get unfortunately spoiled.


Charli D’Amelio under fire for complaining about 95 million followers

Published: 17/Nov/2020 0:43 Updated: 17/Nov/2020 0:44

by Virginia Glaze


TikTok queen Charli D’Amelio is known for having the most followers out of any other creator on the viral video app — but it seems that reaching less than 100 million in a year isn’t quite cutting it for the social media star.

2020 has certainly been a wildly successful year for miss D’Amelio; she surpassed longtime TikTok queen Loren Gray in March, becoming the platform’s most popular content creator in the process.

However, her winstreak wasn’t over, by far: Charli skyrocketed from 41 million followers to 99 million by November, marking an unprecedented rise to fame for just about any influencer.

Despite being on the precipice of a TikTok record, it seems that Charli was hoping to score the coveted 100 million follower mark within a year of hitting one million. However, it seems that time has passed on, leaving her craving for more time.


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She spoke about the situation during a YouTube video with makeup artist James Charles on November 16, where she appeared to jokingly complain about not reaching the coveted goal.

“I wish I had more time!” she exclaimed. “Imagine if I hit 100 mil a year after hitting a mil.”

“Was the 95 [million] not enough for you?” Charles joked.

“I was just saying like, even numbers,” Charli laughed, sticking out her tongue in the camera.

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Dixie D’Amelio attempted to quickly end the video as if on cue, with Charli following suit, marking for a humorous end to a discussion that not many viewers found all too funny.

“It’s so stuck up to act like 95 million isn’t enough,” one commenter wrote of the conversation. “She should be happy, she has her whole life set for her.”

“She deserves to be humbled, I can’t stand her,” another chimed in.

“It’s very obviously a joke on James’s part, but still, she’s more famous at 16-17 than most people will ever be in their lifetimes,” another added. “And being a famous teen can inflate your ego something fierce.”

Charles has since spoken out about the situation and clarified that his question was, indeed, just a joke — but in spite of the obvious humor, Charli’s privileged position and follower comments are leaving more than a few critics a bit burnt.