Andrew “GiantWaffle” Bodine just broke a world record. This November, the streamer devoted himself to streaming, streaming, and nonetheless extra streaming. GiantWaffle performed video video games stay on Twitch for a mean of 19 hours a day for the entire of November. Altogether, he streamed for 572 hours, setting a brand new world document.
The earlier document stood at 569 hours and was held by Jackson “JayBigs” Bigsby, who spent August enjoying Participant Unknown’s Battlegrounds for hours and hours at a time. GiantWaffle, alternatively, entertained a supersized viewers with Pink Useless Redemption 2, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Rocket League, and the entire of Dying Stranding amongst different titles. We are saying “supersized audience” as a result of GiantWaffle told Kotaku his marathon streams introduced in an unbelievable quantity of consideration. “Viewership goes through the roof for the entirety of the month. Currently I’m averaging four to 10 times my normal statistics such as: viewer hours, unique visitors, subscribers.”
It is this sort of enhance in viewership that drives streamers to aim these record-breaking stream marathons. Regardless of seeing wholesome subscription numbers, stunts like these could be outright harmful for the well-being of the streamer. Sleepless streams can result in severe well being issues. 2017 noticed the death of a World of Tanks streamer trying a 24-hour stream. Even Ninja has talked in regards to the toll lengthy hours of streaming can tackle the physique and thoughts.
GiantWaffle skilled for months with the intention to acclimate his physique to only a few hours of sleep every night time. Even so, he acknowledged this technique has its penalties, saying: “Streaming 19 hours a day isn’t healthy. It’s very obvious and I’m well aware of it. But when put into perspective, a lot of people trying to break records push themselves to the limit in ways that are not seen as healthy. It’s not easy. It was never meant to be easy.”
Now that his document is about, GiantWaffle can relaxation straightforward. Earlier than taking a well-deserved break he tweeted: “30 Days. Thirty 19 Hour streams in a row. 570+ Hours Streamed. 3 Million Hours Watched. 10,000+ Subs. Streamvember 2019 is COMPLETE! TIME TO SLEEP!”
Candy goals, dude.