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Have tryhards ruined gaming? Viral video divides opinion

Published: 16/Aug/2020 1:32 Updated: 17/Aug/2020 10:52

by Alan Bernal

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A viral video is splitting opinions among people on whether or not ‘tryhards’ are ruining gaming, as players are saying that competitive games have progressively become less fun online.

TikTokker ‘mbeen22’ posted a clip of Twitch streamer ‘BOBBYWASABl’ playing Fall Guys in a match of Hex-A-Gone. Throughout the gameplay, the broadcaster was actually holding up really well in the increasingly stressful mini-game.

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Meanwhile, Mbeen22 was commenting over the clip showing why he “stopped playing video games” since online titles get really competitive, even ones that are meant to be fun like Fall Guys. “This game has been out just one week and people are this tryhard at a party game,” he said. “You lose the fun in a game when you turn everything so competitive

Mbeen22 later admitted he did come off sounding ‘salty’ and clarified that he feels a game like Fall Guys will just end up “stale and boring” like Fortnite where casual players who queue up “are bound to lose.”

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Still, his clip sparked a larger conversation among gamers outside of BOBBYWASABl or Fall Guys entirely.

“It gets to the point where 90% of the players who win or even get top 10 are super tryhard,” one person said on Twitter. “So casual players are forced to either find a new game, spend a lot of time in Load screens, or become a try hard themselves.”

Some people view tryhards negatively since more casual players can get instantly overwhelmed by people in matchmaking that are hard-pressed to win rather than to just have fun. But that’s where an important distinction is being asked: is tryharding the same as simply trying to win.

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“Sometimes people just want to hop on, have a good time with their friends, play around. But next thing you know, they see sweats like this guy winning every single game he plays, then the game becomes unfun after five days,” Mbeen22 said.

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People are having a conversation on ‘tryhards’ and their impact on gaming.

It’s here where people are split since there are players in the world who just approach games in a different way. For some people, shooting the breeze in a game is as far as it goes, to others, winning is the ultimate form of fun.

“It seems that the guy that is playing the game is doing his best to win, and that’s fine,” another person said of the clip. “You don’t have to be the greatest in any game, people just like to try harder to win something that has a competition or competitive aspect to that game. If you want to play casually then go for it, but people play it differently from others.”

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So, have tryhards ruined gaming? Let us know on Twitter @Dexerto to hear about where you fall under the conversation.

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xQc calls out Forsen after setting his record Minecraft speedrun time

Published: 14/Oct/2020 23:11

by Brent Koepp

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Popular Twitch star Felix ‘xQc’ Lengyel lost it after achieving an incredible Minecraft speedrun time. The former Overwatch pro hilariously called out fellow streamer Sebastian ‘Forsen’ Fors, and challenged him to beat his record.

For many, xQc has become the face of Twitch over the last two years. The former Overwatch pro is one of the most followed channels on the platform, and consistently pulls in 30-40k viewers each time he goes live.

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During his October 13 broadcast, the Canadian exploded in excitement after setting a new personal record when beating Minecraft. Celebrating, the 24-year-old called out Forsen and dared him to pass his speedrun time.

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The Twitch streamer celebrated beating Minecraft in a record time.

xQc challenges Forsen to beat his Minecraft speedrun time

Despite releasing over a decade ago, Minecraft continues to be one of the most popular games on Twitch. In 2020, streamers like xQc have been trying to beat the game in record time in front of viewers.

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After months of previous attempts – some that ended in disaster – the stars finally aligned for Lengyel on October 13 when he managed to complete the title incredibly fast.

Using the Nether bed trick to slay the Ender Dragon quickly, the former Overwatch pro was able to take down the final boss and achieve a speedrun record of just 33 minutes. “Holy s**t!” he screamed as beast died.

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Elated, the star exploded in celebration over his new time. “33! Beat that s**t!” He then hilariously called out Forsen who has also been speedrunning Minecraft. “Beat it, Forsen! Beat it! 33:49! Nearly sub-30!” he said, slamming his fists on the desk.

xQc challenged the fellow Twitch personality to attempt to beat his record. “Beat that, baby! Forget it. Forget variety, Forsen. It will take months to beat that s**t!  Forget the variety streams, dude.”

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According to Lengyel, everything seemed to just click and fall into place during his latest Minecraft run. He was even able to achieve a “perfect” kill of the Ender Dragon using his strategy, which he had been practicing in the past month.

On October 14, Forsen responded to the challenge simply stating, “Alright. Alright. Let’s do it!” Only time will tell if the Swede will be able to match or beat xQc’s incredible 33-minute time, but the rivalry has been entertaining to say the least.

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