There aren’t many gamers in the world who are crazy enough to spend 19 hours every day playing video games over the course of an entire month, but streamer Andrew “GiantWaffle” Bodine is one of them. Bodine has managed to score a world record for himself by broadcasting 30 19-hour streams in a row, which totaled over 570 hours of gaming time. He apparently spent “months” training for the challenge, going so far as adjusting his circadian rhythm so he could get by with less sleep.
30 Days. Thirty 19 Hour streams in a row. 570+ Hours Streamed. 3 Million Hours Watched. 10,000+ Subs.— GiantWaffle (@GiantWaffle) December 1, 2019
Streamvember 2019 is COMPLETE! TIME TO SLEEP! <# pic.twitter.com/8F87hBTlfP
If you’re wondering why he’d subject himself to something like this, which is not only brutal on a personal level but also representative of a wider problem of “grind” amongst streamers, Bodine says the stress “is 100% 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.”