Playing more than 19 hours a day for 30 straight days has put Andrew “GiantWaffle” Bodine on the Twitch streaming platform's highscore list. The North American broadcast nearly 573 hours of content throughout November, surpassing the previous record of 569 hours of broadcast.
The announcement was made by the streamer himself on his Twitter account, where he made sure it is now time to reset his sleep hours. All in all, Andrew Bodine would have had only about five hours to do it a day.
Andrew now has over 10,000 subscribers and over 880,000 followers on his Twitch channel
To the Kotaku GiantWaffle website, and even before reaching the record, the streamer assured that he trained for several months, notably in terms of sleep, recognizing that playing more than 19 hours a day is not healthy. But it is a question of knowing the limits, as in other records that are not healthy either, he explains.
The impact of video games has been widely discussed by experts. Also in 2017 the World Health Organization recognized a new type of mental health-related condition, a disorder that in English is called "gaming disorder". The "obsessive behavioral pattern with videogames" means that people "cannot master their relationship with videogames", leaving the frequency, intensity, duration and context of their habits beyond their own control.