Pro Gamer Sam “Milkfat” Braithwaite just completed a marathon run of the strategy game Heroes of Newerth. Sam played the strategy gamed, developed by S2 games, for a new record of 76 hours, breaking the previous record of 52 hours for the Longest Strategy Game marathon. The record breaking attempted took 4 days to complete from January 26th through 29th at Howie’s Game Shack in Mission Vieja, CA. The marketing team for S2 was on location to sponsor the event and witness the record breaking attempt.
Sam stated that he felt exhausted after breaking the record without sleep for the first 52 hours. “I’ve been training for this for months,” he said after breaking the record. The World Record attempt was streamed in its entirety on Sam’s personal site, and had over 1.5 million views over the weekend. The footage will be processed on DVD and sent to Guinness to validate the record.
Sam?s goal for the event, in addition to setting a World Record, was to promote Doctors Without Borders, a medical humanitarian organization whose goal is to provide independent, impartial aid to more than 60 countries to people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe. Over $3,700 in donations were raised during the event, which will be matched by S2 Games. Sam will also donate all ad revenue generated from his twitch.tv stream during the event to the charity.
What’s the longest you’ve ever played one game continuously? Would you be able to beat Sam’s record?