League of Legends streamer, Jon Eimer recently broke the Guinness World Record for the longest videogame marathon on a MOBA game by playing League of Legends for 72 hours. Over the period of 72 hours, Eimer manage to catch four hours of nap time by using the two breaks granted by Guinness World Records. The four hours of nap was sufficient for him to stay up for breaking the record.
Before heading to bed to catch up on some well-deserved rest, Eimer went through a short interview with Dot Esports. "Everything went amazing. The stream had its highs and lows but was a life changing event as a whole," Eimer said. Despite some struggles and also low viewer interaction during late hours of night, Eimer was determined to not give up half way through the event. "My gameplay was also severely impacted the further the stream went on. The longer I went the worse I definitely got," Eimer stated. It's now all up to Guinness World Records to make his achievement official.
Eimer has been preparing for the stream weeks before the event started, like keeping up with a nutrition and exercise schedule, as well as prioritizing good sleep. It is like a preventive measure so that his body will not suffer for staying awake for too long, as lack of sleep can have a negative effect on our ability to focus, our memory and also cause life-threatening cardiovascular diseases.
Eimer eventually succeeded in breaking the record that no one has ever attempted and also raised more than $900, where 72 percent of it will be donated to a children's charity called Extra Life. "It was cool to see the community come together from so many places," Eimer said in the interview as viewers all over the world contributed to the charity. Eimer had an average of 40 viewers throughout the entire stream, and peaked at 120 viewers at the end of the long stream. This numbers may seem little, but to Eimer it's a very good accomplishment as his highest viewer before the event was less than 10.
Eimer also stated that he expects himself to stream regularly, so remember to catch the world record holder live at https://www.twitch.tv/augustarcher.
Source: Dot Esports