Ebuyer.com to Attempt Gaming World Record Marathon
A gaming team from online retailer Ebuyer.com will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for continuous play of a console game, with a 3 day gaming marathon.
The team, Sumonix Bears, will look to fight for over 51 hours of continuous gameplay on the Microsoft Xbox game Halo 5: Guardians against online opposition.
The online record attempt “For playing a Halo game consecutively”, needs to beat the current record of 50 hours and 4 minutes, will be broadcast on the Ebuyer Twitch Channel for the entire record length.
Four members of the Sumonix Bears team; Stephen James, Adam Vjestica, Chris Pang and Rhys Wood will be attempting their record breaking marathon on May 18th until the 20th at the Ebuyer.com headquarters in Howden, Yorkshire.
The gruelling challenge allows for a meagre 10 minutes break for every 4 hours of continuous gameplay on the popular Xbox shoot’em up.
The team are supported by Microsoft Xbox, BenQ, Linksys, Hauppauge and Element Gaming who have supplied equipment and prizes for the record bid.
Alongside the record, the Sumonix Bears team will be raising money for a specialist gaming charity SpecialEffect via their just giving page (https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Sumonix-Bears-halo).
Steve James from the Sumonix Bears team is excited about the prospect of attempting the world record:
“I love Halo, I love playing games, but I also love sleep. So this is going to be one hell of a challenge. We are going to need to concentrate for literally days on end with hardly any time to break in between.
The biggest issue will be tiredness. Most of us have binged for 6 hours or so on a TV series or game but 52 hours is another story. Tactically we are going to need to keep alert, so lots of water, snacks and conversation.”
Follow the Halo 5 record attempt on social media with the hashtag #Halo5WR, #EbuyerGWR or #HaloMarathon