Tyler "Ninja" Blevins is an American Twitch steamer, who broke multiple Twitch record with 5 Million Followers, 250,000 Subs. Recently, Ninja said on his Fornite stream that he has "mad respect" for one of his colleague streamer Jaryd "summit1g" Lazar's choice to stop streaming grand Theft Auto RP even though he knew that it would hurt his viewer count.

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GTA RP is now the trend game on Twitch

It a very common thing for a famous streamer to play trending game to attract viewers. They tend to play the game while it is still a hit, then move to the next big thing whenever it cooled off. While it is the most effective way to gain popularity, it can be exhausted sometimes if they personally don't enjoy the game. This is the case of summit1g and GTA RP.

GTA RP stands for GTA Roleplay, which is a multiplayer mod form the original GTA Online mode. It allows players to act on their own while affecting the city of Los Santos and people live there including real players. You will be spawned as a random character instead of a criminal, you can build up your character personality, do whatever you want as long as you don't break the sever's rule. Each server will have a different rule set and modification. The most popular and also the hardest sever at the moment is NoPixel server. It only supports 32 players at a time, so you have to wait if the server is full. But if you wait long enough, you might have a chance to meet up some famous streamers in the game on this server.

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As for summit1g, the man is not some no-name streamer on Twitch, he is one of the oldest and most popular streamers on the platform with average 15000 views every stream. But his decision to leave GTA RP while it is all the rage on Twitch hit his viewership pretty hard. Thousands of viewer was surprised when he announced on stream that he wasn't having much fun in the game anymore.

Ninja, after knowing the circumstances, paid a huge amount of respect to his fellow's brave decision. He thinks that it is more beneficial for summit1g in the long term to play whatever game summit1g enjoys.

“I have to give mad respect to Summit, man,to play GTA RP and go from 40-50k viewers to knowing that you’re going to lose half that viewership when you play other games and continue to stick with it, like that’s tough man. But the mental health of streamers, and streamers actually enjoying what they’re playing and what they’re doing is way more important than numbers."

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Jaryd "summit1g" Lazar

summit1g was trying some other games after the announcement and is currently playing Splitgate: Arena Warfare, although his view count is fluctuating around 8500 views. For an experienced streamer, summit1g have been through many situations like this during his career. Although his stream now isn't hyped up with 30000 views or even 45000 views like when he was playing GTA RP but he still has thousands of loyal viewers who will stick with his stream no matter what he plays. It's only a matter of time until he found a big title he likes to stick with and raise his viewer count up again.

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