A Twitch streamer is training to break the record for most hours streamed in one month.
As reported by Kotaku, Andrew “GiantWaffle” Bodine is aiming to break the record by streaming for 570 in one month - a record currently held by JayBigs at 569 hours. Nice.
Bodine trained for three months, needing his body to adjust to a new routine before attempting the record. He has 19 days left to break the record - as of yesterday he had streamed for 192 hours.
“I’ve had to adjust the rest of my off-stream life to a minimum,” said Bodine to Kotaku in an email.
“I trained for about three months to get my circadian rhythm adjusted to the new schedule.”
So far, Bodine has completed Death Stranding - which released last Friday - and he’s played Red Dead Redemption 2 and Luigi’s Mansion 3.
Bodine has noted that his current schedule - streaming 19 hours a day - isn’t healthy. It has been known for streamers to fall ill, in one case, one streamer died following a 24-hour stream.
“Streaming 19 hours a day isn’t healthy,” said Bodine.
“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.”
However, Bodine considers the risks to his health “100 per cent worth it.”
Bodine added: “is 100 per cent worth it in my eyes. Viewership goes through the roof for the entirety of the month. Currently I’m averaging 4 to 10 times my normal statistics such as: viewer hours, unique visitors, subscribers.”