Summit1g (real name – Jaryd Lazar) is a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player who later turned into a professional Twitch live streamer. He has over 15,000 Twitch subscribers, and more than 4,200,000 followers.
Lazar is known for his marathon streams, which run for over 10 hours and occasionally extend to 12 hours. He streams 6 days a week.
He was born on April 23, 1987, in Orange County, California, USA.
During his childhood, Jaryd was extremely passionate about video games. One day the shop held a CS tournament and the game impressed the teenage Jaryd. He said:
“I thought it was the coolest looking, fucking thing on the planet. My first thought was, ‘I need to get this game.’”
His professional career started in 2012 – when he joined ”Exertus Sports” in December.
In 2013, Lazar finished in seventh place at the ESEA Invite Season 15 – North America in the Qualifier tier.
In 2015, Jaryd participated in the Clutch Con tournament and joined team Torqued, a North American team founded by Carey “frozt” Kertenian and Trey “tck” Martin.
He married fellow Twitch streamer, Desirae Lazar.
The couple separated in 2016 and the problem regarding their divorce has not been disclosed by any parties. Rumors claim that the former pair met in 2007 and were together for about 9 years.
However, they were not only husband and wife but also working partners. Therefore, even after their divorce, they continued on with their work and are still close friends.
Lazar has a younger brother whom he lives in Colorado Springs.
Summit1G is 5 ft 6 in (170 cm) tall.
He was a big inspiration for Guy “DrDisRespect” Beahm and his career.
Note – Beahm was born on March 10, 1982, and graduated from California State Polytechnic University-Pomona back in 2005. He started gaining fame from live streaming H1Z1 in 2016 until the breakout of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds turned into a huge hit on Twitch and on the multiplayer community in 2017.
Beahm told ESPN:
“I always had him [Jaryd] on the third monitor when I worked at Sledgehammer, and he’s always a fun watch.”
In February 2020, Dr Disrespect bashed Summit1G. He said:
“[Summit]’s not built for tournaments. He’s built for slow pace, casual gameplay with commentary.”
Jaryd gave himself the name of ”Summit1g.” The “1g” part of the nickname originated from a group he used to play with called “first generation.”
When asked about what are the streaming essentials, he answered:
”First, a 144hz monitor is a must. You also need a very long table to fit a huge mouse pad and two monitors.”
He later added:
”Most importantly you need a very comfy gaming headset since it sits on my head all day. I need to feel like it’s not even there.”
In April 2018, there was a disappointing moment for his fans when he played a game of Fortnite Battle Royale with the controversial vlogger Jake Paul. Many fans revolted, with some even telling Jaryd that he lost them as fans after the stream.
Lazar wrote on Twitter:
“I’m not going to apologize for playing with the people I play with at all.”
Jaryd streamed the pre-fight conference between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. (also known as “The Biggest Fight in Combat Sports History” and “The Money Fight”) that brought more fans to his channel.
McGregor’s guaranteed disclosed paycheck was $30 million and Mayweather’s guaranteed disclosed paycheck was $100 million. The fight took place at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, on August 26, 2017, at the light-middleweight weight class.
Lazar was swatted (a dangerous yet popular internet trend that involves calling in a fake emergency at the home of the victim) while streaming Pokemon GO. He quoted:
“They had a guy across on the other side of the trail pointing rifles at us, and I think they had two cops at the car pointing rifles at us. It’s kind of scary.”
When he streamed Mythic’s run at ECS qualifiers in CS:GO, his viewership peaked at 90,000.
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Before taking streaming seriously or streaming professionally as a full-time job, he worked as a call representative for Time Warner Cable, an American cable television company.
When asked about when did he decide to pursue live streaming full time, Lazar responded:
”When I had about 300-400 viewers on Twitch, and I hated my full-time job, so I decided to take a chance.”
Playing at the DreamHack Open for CS:GO in 2016, Lazar and his team were leading a match they had a very good shot at winning. However, he mistakenly killed himself with a Molotov cocktail. His team went on to lose the chance at the prize money from the tournament – $250,000.
Jaryd drives a black Nissan GTR (a 2-door 2+2 high performance vehicle produced by Nissan) that currently retails for $99,990.
He is most known for playing:
- The Culling;
- PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS;
- Tom Clancy’s The Division;
- Infestation: Survivor Stories;
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive;
- Arma 2 and 3.
Jaryd has donated money to Gamers Outreach, a 501 nonprofit organization that works to use interactive entertainment in ways that improve the lives of others.
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Summit1g (Jaryd Lazar) – Net Worth
Lazar earns most of his wealth from sponsors (currently sponsored by Audio-Technica as well as Monster Energy), advertisements on his YouTube channel (about $180,000 in revenue), and streaming on Twitch.
On Twitch, streamers have several avenues to increase their profits. For instance, he has 15,000 subscribers that bring him $2.50 per month – in total – $62,500 in revenue.
In addition, he earns from Twitch ads over $20,000 per month. Additionally, Lazar gets money from donations during Twitch streams (during a stream, one fan dropped $10,000). Therefore, Summit1g has an estimated net worth of $7.6 million.
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