Jaryd “summit1g” Lazar ranks as one of the leading Counter-Strike streaming authorities with comfortably over a million followers. Over the weekend he took a gander and subbed for a pro team, which suffice to say, didn't bode well for the young lad.
With a whopping $250k on the line the big boys were definitely out like Luminosity, Tempo Storm, and Cloud9. Summit however, was subbing for Splyce, which isn't the most accomplished of American teams.
Splyce found themselves squared off against Counter Logic Gaming, where they surprisingly enough held their own, and even took 15 rounds to CLG's 11. Things got real heavy, real quick though when after Summit achieved a clutch kill, he proceeded to walk into the very flames of the molotov he'd tossed to elminate his opponent on the way to disarming the bomb, and 'almost' taking home the victory.
Splyce went on to end up in OT, lost the next couple games, and the eventual match 2-0.
In case you've lived underneath a rock for most your life, Leeroy Jenkins is the name of a WoW character who famously screamed out his name before charging into battle in a blazing display of unabashed recklessness, only to end up getting his entire team killed in epically ignorant fashion.
Blizzard stepped up and recognized Leeroy's fabled shamelessness several times by rewarding him an official trading card, mini figurine, and even named an achievement after him. See below.
Who might be the man behind this storied moment in WoW gaming history? Meet Ben Schulz, a Denver-based gamer who initially filmed the video with some buddies from college, never thinking it'd go anywhere. Oh, if only you'd known Schulz, if only. After the video had been online for a couple years, Schulz was formally invited to give the keynote speech at ROFLCon (been invited to speak at for three years now). Check out Schulz speaking at Blizzcon below:
Jenkins continues to find his way into various pop culture moments, even truck advertisements. Check out four such instances below. You've probably, definitely seen at least one of 'em before.
And of course, perhaps the pinnacle of Leeroy's widespread fame thus far--The Daily Show mention...Oh Leeroy, we love ya man.
In Civilization VI, cities will physically expand on the map, units can be merged to combine into a sole tile, and new multiplayer modes will be configured so that players can wrap up a game over the course of one session. Watch the announcement trailer below!