Last weekend, Guinness World Records Live! visited Legends of Gaming Live at Alexandra Palace in London to celebrate the launch of the brand new Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition book.
Vistors to the event had the chance to get involved with a variety of videogame-themed record attempts, with an impressive five new Guinness World Records titles achieved over the two days, including records in Rocket League and Minecraft.
Shashipreethan Rao Ravella from India and Jamal Ragno from the UK absolutely smashed the record for Most goals scored in a game of Rocket League (team of two) with a score of 56. The previous record was 11 and was achieved by YouTuber stars Tom Cassell aka 'Syndicate' and Daniel Middleton aka 'Dan TDM'.
Elswhere, two people achieved a record score of 141 in the Most cobblestone collected in 3 minutes on Minecraft Pocket Edition. Michael Conk (USA) was first, shortly followed by Riordan Parkes-Mahoney (pictured below), who was so determined to get the record that he kept coming back to the Guinness World Records Live! stand throughout the day until he had it.
Mohammed Mahamroot (UK) and Ryan Lobo (India) achieved the Highest matching score on Fruit Ninja (team of two) in one minute with 130.
YouTube stars Mess Yourself and Master Ov came to the stand to attempt the title Most soft toys caught blindfolded in 30 seconds (team of two). The attempt was streamed on Facebook Live and you can watch it below.
Liam and Jake of Twiinsane – two YouTubers who appear in the Guinness World Records 2017 Gamer’s Edition – were thrilled to be awarded with certificates for their recent achievement of the Fastest completion of Star Wars Battlefront survival mode without blasters (10 minutes 24 seconds).
On the main stage in front of an audience of fans, we presented Syndicate with a certificate for having the Most followed Twitch channel. As of 8 September 2016 the gamer had amassed a staggering 2,457,382 followers.
On the Sunday, Spencer FC attempted the humorous record Fastest time to forfeit a match on FIFA 16, but unfortunately he just missed out on the title.
With record challenges taking place all weekend, the event was hugely entertaining for everyone involved – but especially for the gaming fans and famous YouTubers who went home as official Guinness World Records title holders.