Jaryd Lazar was born on April 23, 1987. He is a well-known American Twitch streamer and retired competitive player of “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.” He has formerly played for A51 and Mythic, both professional eSports teams. He now streams a variety of video games which include “Grand Theft Auto V,” “Escape from Tarkov,” “Sea of Thieves,” “DayZ,” and more. Join us today as we celebrate his birthday.
Jaryd Russell Lazar was born on April 23, 1987, in Orange County, California. He has a younger brother who lives with him in Colorado Springs. As a kid, Lazar was especially passionate about video games.
Known by his online alias summit1g, Lazar began his professional career when he joined Exertus Sports in December 2012. He finished seventh in the Qualifier tier of the E-Sports Entertainment Association (ESEA) Invite Season 15 – North America in 2013. He gained mainstream popularity when he surpassed Tom “Syndicate” Cassell’s following on Twitch in 2017. His channel earned the largest following on the platform, eclipsing the record of video game developer Riot Games. With a peak viewership of 90,000, Lazar gained over 33,000 subscribers and 3.5 million followers.
Lazar, who was a “Counter-Strike: Global Offensive” player, later turned into a professional Twitch live streamer. In the first quarter of 2018, he was the most followed streamer on Twitch. He signed a multiyear contract with Twitch to provide content and partnership support in May 2020. Currently, he has over 6.1 million followers on Twitch and is ranked its 17th most popular streamer. Lazar has regularly speedrun “Max Payne 3” during his Twitch streams, as of July 2021. He achieved a world record in its Hardcore category while he was streaming live on July 2, 2021. Lazar was married to fellow Twitch streamer Desirae for nine years before they separated in 2016. He is currently dating Lilchiipmunk, a fellow Twitch streamer who has over 445,000 followers.
Lazar finishes seventh in the Qualifier tier of the ESEA Invite Season 15 – North America.
Lazar gains mainstream popularity as he surpasses Tom "Syndicate" Cassell's following.
He signs a multiyear contract with Twitch providing content and partnership support.
He attains a world record in the Hardcore category during his live streams.
Lazar gets nominated for a ‘Legacy Award’ in The Streamer Awards.
Why We Love Jaryd Lazar
He doesn’t take criticism personally
Lazar was funnily trash-talked by actress Michelle Rodriguez in H1Z1 Pro League while he was teaching her how to play. He took it really well and laughed all throughout the session.
He inspired Shroud in streaming
Michael Grzesiek (also known as Shroud) admitted in an interview that he didn't have many viewers when he first started out. When he watched Lazar play, he took note of how much the latter streamed. Shroud then kept at it to build his career in streaming.
He believes in his passion
Lazar is a perfect example of someone who keeps pursuing his passion till he reaches his goal. In 2013, he had around 50,000 followers and two years later, he had over a million fans. The number of followers kept increasing — all because he believed in his dreams and followed his passion with a serious attitude.
5 Surprising Facts
A randomly picked alias
Lazar chose the name summit1g at random — he just wanted something that others had not picked.
He’s a philanthropist
He has donated money to Gamers Outreach Foundation, an organization that provides recreation and therapy through video games to children confined in hospitals.
He is partly Hungarian.
He uses a 144Hz monitor.
A favorite game
His favorite game is “Counter Strike 1.6.”
Jaryd Lazar FAQs
Where do Jaryd Lazar’s earnings come from?
Lazar’s earnings come from his streaming over Twitch and videos on YouTube; he has also forged partnerships with Corsair Components, CyberPower PC, Monster Energy, and Audio Technica and advertises their products.
How did Jaryd Lazar develop his passion for games?
Lazar used to draw bomb defusal maps when he was in high school and develop game strategies for his team. They would then apply these strategies on the internet.
Are Jaryd Lazar and Desirae still friends?
Yes, Lazar and Desirae remain friends.
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