Familiar with Counter-strike? Then Summit1g who has been in the gaming circle for some years now need not be introduced to you. That said, there are probably many other things about Summit1g that you don’t know, like his birth name which is Jaryd Reusell Lazar. He is a former Counter-Strike: A Global Offensive player. His gaming career began in 2012 when he started streaming. Summit1g has over three million followers as of 2019 and has consequently become a renowned internet personality.
About his personal life, Summit1g’s tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend some years ago. Although they divorced in 2016, the two have remained best friends and she is currently his manager. Here, we’ve got all you need to know about Summit1g from his biodata to his salary and earnings.
Who Is Summit1g and How Old Is He?
Jaryd Lazar was born on April 23, 1987, in Orange County, Colorado, United States of America. He is of mixed ethnicity. Ever since he was a child, Jaryd had a keen interest in video games, although he never dreamed of becoming a professional gamer. He regularly uploaded his video games on his social media pages. Jaryd started gaining popularity in December 2011 when he ventured fully into gaming and joined Exertus Sports. Prior to this, he worked as a customer service representative for Time Waner Cable. He, however, left the job to focus fully on his gaming career.
Meanwhile, it feels so pleasant and satisfying when you have a like-minded person around you. This exactly became the case for Lazar and his girlfriend, Desirae who is also a Twitch streamer. The pair tied the knot after a long time relationship. However, in 2016, the lovely couple divorced, and till date, the reason for their divorce remain under wraps. Within the period they were together as husband and wife, they never had plans of having children. According to Jaryd, nothing has changed between them even after they have separated. They always text each other, hang out and work together.
In 2012, Jaryd Lazar became a competitive player who plays only via formal request because he did not have a permanent team. In 2013, during the North American ESAE invite, he ranked 7th at the qualifier level. Later in the same year, he launched his YouTube channel where he frequently posts his live stream especially the Survivor Stories. 2015 saw him take part in the Clutch Con tournament after which he joined Torqued team. Later in the year, he joined Potato Streamers and represented them in the North American Tourney.
In 2016, he became a member of Ze Pug Godz team and took part in the CEVO professional North America. The following year, he joined the team Mythic, and as well competed in the main division of ESEA. In 2017, he transcends his own record and over 90,000 people watched his stream while he competed with Mythic in the Championship Series qualifier.
Summit1g, since March 2017 changed to streaming Player Unknown’s Battleground under the sponsorship of Monster Energy and Audio-Technica. Some of the games he is popular for include Arma 2, Arma 3, DayZ, H1Z1, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Rust, The Culling, Infestation: Survivor Stories, Fortnite. In addition, he engages in many other single-player games which he plays at night.
Summit1g is a typical Twitch streamer. He has more than 45,000 subscribers, and the number is growing rapidly. He is not too committed about his streaming schedule, so he does not have a fixed time for streaming. However, he generally streams every day of the week except on Thursdays. In addition to Twitch and YouTube, Summit1g also interacts with his fans on other social platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and ESEA.
How Much Does Summit1g Make?
Generally, streamers make money through ad revenue and bits, subscribers, and donations. In that vein, Summit1g generates his wealth through his professional career as a streamer, gamer, and YouTuber. Having 3.7 million followers on his Twitch channel, Summit1g makes an estimated income of $5 per subscriber which earns him over $46,000 exclusively from the subscribers. A reliable source also affirmed that he makes relatively $36.50 from ads played per hour. As a matter of fact, Summit1g makes around $824 per week, $3,300 per month, and over $39,000 annually as income from Twitch. On the other hand, he earns approximately $44,000 annually from his YouTube channel.
In 2013, after he came 7th in ESEA invite season 15, he won $3,000. Alienware Gaming Community also gave him a cash prize of $29,000. Apart from his streaming and gaming career, Summit1g earns decently from promotional ads, lucrative agreements, endorsement deals, and sponsorship. He has endorsed multiple famous companies and popular brands. Summit1g lives in Colorado Springs and as of 2019, he has an estimated net worth of $2 million.