Summit1G Sets New Personal Best in Viewership
Jaryd "Summit1G" Lazar is one of the big names in the streaming community that regularly garners approximately 20,000 viewers. Although he found success originally when WarZ was released, his popularity soared when he switched to Counter Strike: Global Offensive on it's release. Applauded for his humble attitude, his viewer interaction, his gaming ability, and his authentic personality, Summit has now earned a top spot on Twitch. Still, he shattered his old viewership record on Febrauary 26th when he streamed his team's participation in a CS:GO tournament.
In recent months, several of Summit's streams have been CS:GO practice with his new team, Mythic, and lately he's been broadcasting matches from the ESEA. This past weekend he streamed Mythic's run through the ECS qualifier and peaked at over 90,000 viewers. Those numbers were at times above those reached by IEM Katowice's League of Legends tournament. Mythic didn't win the tourney as their run ended after a 2-0 to the hands of Splyce, but the team is still new and working out the kinks of team play and communication. Regardless, viewers were flooding into the stream to support one of Twitch's most loved personalities.
It's also rare to be able to listen in to the comms of a team during a tournament. To be able to hear strategy and call-outs, along with the team's interaction was eye-opening to the operations of competitive CS:GO. If Mythic continues to take part in tournaments and if Summit continues to share them, there's no telling how far his stream can go.
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