Not so long ago i wrote about Chris Cook´s (his the Community Manager for GamePointsNow/GameKeysNow) Guinness World Record attempt for the Longest Video Game Marathon on a Football Game (in this case, Fifa 15).
Well, Chris made it! He beat the old record with 44 minutes. So the new record time is now 48 hours, 49 minutes and 41 seconds.
And just like promised. All the money that got donated during the Fifa 15 Stream event, will go to the SpecialEffect charity. So, a big congrats to Special Effect, and Chris Cook for the world record!
November 19 2014, Birmingham, UK – Chris Cook, Community Manager for GamePointsNow/GameKeysNow, has officially set a new Guinness World Record for the Longest Video Game Marathon on a Football Game by smashing the previous record by a whole 44 minutes to set a new time of 48 hours 49 minutes 41 seconds
The event took place at the Loading Bar, London from Nov 5th until the 7th and saw Chris play over 120 matches of FIFA 15, both online and offline . So far, the event has raised over £580 on behalf of its charity, Special Effect, with donations still being made.
‘I’m so glad to have raised so much for an incredible cause; but none of this would have been possible without the incredible support team of volunteers. They really kept me going throughout and I’m eternally grateful for all of their help and energy, especially when things got tough’
The event was streamed live via Twitch.tv and featured giveaways from companies like QWERTEE, Hauppauge, Boomerang Rentals, Insert Coin tees, NiftyMods and Campo Retro.
SpecialEffect is an award-winning charity that helps people with disabilities to benefit from the fun, rehabilitation and therapy of video games. They support people of all ages through assessments, equipment loans and equipment modifications.
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