After weeks of speculation, Jaryd “summit1G” Lazar finally let the world know on Twitter that he’s indeed staying on Twitch.
In his announcement video, summit said, “Twitch is home, and hopefully always will be home. So that being said, I’ll see you guys on the channel, and thanks again for allowing me to do what I do. I appreciate it very much. See you guys soon.”
— summit1g (@summit1g) May 26, 2020
The 33-year-old had been teasing viewers about a potential move to Mixer, with a series of esoteric statements regarding the possibilities of where he would end up. Needless to say, this puts an end to all the conjecture, as Twitch avoids losing one of its biggest assets. This could also end up being another blow to Microsoft’s platform, as they continue to struggle to make any sort of considerable noise since they signed Michael “shroud” Grzesiek back in October of last year.
Summit is considered an “OG” on Twitch, having started his streaming career on the platform almost a decade ago. He’s known for his intense competitive fire in multiplayer shooters, but in recent years, he’s revitalized his channel with a shift to sandbox games such as Sea of Thieves and GTA RP.
During his first stream since the announcement, the veteran streamer declined to talk about the terms of his deal, but he did explain what this means to him. “I’m so happy that what we have built is gonna be continuous, you know what I’m sayin’? It is another chapter, but it’s not a different book, you know what I’m sayin’? We’re used to it, we know it. I’m so stoked that Twitch puts as much value on me as they do.”
Summit is the latest in a long line of big names to announce their decision to remain on Twitch, joining the likes of Herschel “DrDisrespect” Beahm, Imane “Pokimane” Anys, and Timothy “TimTheTatman” Betar to name a few.
Twitch has been able to keep most of their stars up to this point, as Brett ‘Dakotaz’ Hoffman and Josh ‘JoshOG’ Beaver also announced deals that will keep them on the platform for some time to come. We’ll see if that trend continues on into the future as well.
Max is a freelance writer based in Vancouver, Washington. Armed with a BS in Game Design, he is mainly focused on covering Call of Duty, Legends of Runeterra, and streamer culture for Level Push.