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Entertainment • Aug 12, 2019

Rocket League talk show sets world record for longest livestreamed broadcast during charity fundraiser

Rocket League talk show sets world record for longest livestreamed broadcast during charity fundraiser
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Witty Humans Attempt a Talkshow, a channel dedicated to the world of Rocket League and esports, has set a new world record to become the longest live talk show streamed online.

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Over the past seven days, WHAT has broadcasted live all day every day, bringing a host of guests to the livestream to discuss the world of Rocket League, esports and more, doing it all to break a world record set by Lifestyler TV in Germany in 2011, and raise some money for a worthy cause.

While the team at WHAT were aiming to set a world record for longest livestream talk show, they also hoped to raise $500 for the Gamers Outreach Foundation, an organization which builds and provides portable game kiosks to medical centres which feature built-in games consoles, allowing sick children to play while they are in hospital.

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WHAT discussed the world of Rocket League esports over their 150 hour-long stream.

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With a target of 150 hours and 30 mins to beat, the crew kicked off their stream on Monday, August 5, and over the span of seven days continued to discuss all things esports with a rotating cast of characters, until they finally broke through that barrier seven days later on Monday, August 11.

Playing an altered version of Europe’s iconic track The Final Countdown, the motley crew of esports fans celebrated alongside a number of viewers in Discord as they ticked over the world record, and became history makers in their own right.

The celebrations were so loud in fact that the Discord server couldn’t keep up with their voices, lagging and stuttering as the cheers and yells of delight rang out.

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Not only that, the crew at Witty Humans Attempt a Talkshow also managed to smash their $500 target for the Gamers Outreach Foundation, raising over $800 at time of writing.

While WHAT have now surpassed the world record, they are currently still streaming, with no sign of them shutting down the show any time soon. 

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