One of Twitch’s biggest stars could be on the move to Mixer, Microsoft’s live streaming platform. On a recent stream, Jaryd “summit1G” Lazar was asked a question about his thoughts on Mixer and whether or not he could see himself on the platform.
Summit responded coyly, “Listen, I’m not gonna be obviously talking about my decisions until they get officially announced.”
This non-committal answer is sure to raise some eyebrows, especially when you consider the fact that many big-name Twitch streamers, including Guy “DrDisrepect” Beahm and Imane “Pokimane” Anys, have recently announced deals that ensure they remain on the platform. Conspicuously absent from this list is summit, who has been on the platform since the beginning and recently set a personal record of almost 318,000 peak viewers during Valorant’s closed beta.
Adding more fuel to the fire, summit later continued, “I think you’re catching me at an awkward time for that question, you know what I mean? Hit me up in a couple weeks or like a month with the same question. I’ll give you an answer, kay?”
Whether summit signs with Twitch or moves over to Mixer, it seems like we’ll find out soon, judging from this response. It’s also worth noting that the leader of the “1G squad” currently has almost 90,000 subs, and makes a lot from viewer donations, so Mixer, which is the smaller platform by a huge margin, would have to be offering an absolutely obscene amount of money in order to sway him.
If summit, who has amassed over five million followers on Twitch, does indeed make the big switch, it would mark the first time Mixer has made a big signing since they inked Cory “King Gothalion” Michael, who joined former Twitch stars Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and “Michael “shroud” Grzesiek on Mixer back in October of last year. And with data suggesting that these big acquisitions aren’t really increasing the platform’s viewership by that much, it would be interesting to see how this potential move plays out.
Whatever happens, it’s impressive that summit has managed to stay relevant for such a long period of time in a world where many content creators flame out so quickly. He’s revitalized his career multiple times with games such as Sea of Thieves and Grand Theft Auto V, so hopefully, he’ll be entertaining the masses for many years to come.
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.