summit1g loses his cool and flames after Among Us elimination
Among Us is a cutthroat game, and streamer Jaryd "summit1g" Lazar recently found out just how poorly it can go.
Even though the murder mystery game was released in 2018, a new wave of interest has catapulted the game to a Steam top seller, and streamers are a big reason why. After joining a lobby, up to two players are designated as traitors and set on a mission of deception and lies as they try to convince their friends that anyone and everyone around them is the killer. It's a game that takes strategy to win, with players encouraged to set up traps to lure unsuspecting players to their death on a quest to escape suspicion long enough to live. Succeed and win. Fail and be left watching the game play out while muted.
Summit rages and quits after Among Us lobby's hasty vote
After a quick session of Grand Theft Auto roleplaying, summit1g hopped in a lobby with Ali "Myth" Kabbani and Trainwrecks, two other popular streamers on Twitch's platform. During one of the lobby's early games, summit drew the unlucky straw and was picked as an imposter. It didn't end well.
His imposter status put him in a tough position. Without a bunch of games in the lobby as a survivor, Summit never had the chance to establish any trust between himself and his lobbymates, something that is completely essential for the game to work well. In a game based around careful manipulation, and summit basically went in blind.
After a bold kill on one of the lobby's players, a vote was called almost immediately. Instead of the intended discussion where everyone takes a stab pointing fingers, summit was immediately voted off the ship. summit immediately turned off his camera and broadcasted the private lobby's entry code to his viewers.
"I don't care if you guys see the code. Suck my dick," Summit said.
summit1g's Among Us experience shows that paranoia is key to winning
While summit's Among us reaction seems over the top, his frustration with it is completely understandable.
Among Us's vote mechanic is the only time players can talk to each other, and it's used by a lobby to shift doubt from one person to another. But instead of the usual "Sure, but where were you?" counter questions, the lobby took the accusation against summit at face value. Despite summit's imposter status, it was a dangerous decision in a game where being paranoid is the key to winning. And despite Myth's claim that they had to vote between summit or his accuser, the players should have considered all the possibilities. Myth, however, wasn't convinced.
Even though Summit was indeed the traitor, the lobby had technically made an error. The player who called the vote could have been setting summit up to cover for themselves or their imposter partner. summit's elimination showed exactly how Among Us can play out when its players aren't thinking ten steps ahead, and also that being lucky can be just as effective as being wise.
While his accuser, Twitch streamer Sarrian, may have seen summit brutally murder another player, no one else had seen what happened. She could've called the emergency vote herself in a play to sneak out a win.
summit played a few more games after turning off his camera and leaving the group's Discord before shutting down his stream for the night. He returned the next day, but what happened shows that while Among Us relies on self-preservation, the need to finish the round as a winner takes priority. Especially if you're not the one on the chopping block.
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