The race for the fastest Doom Eternal player is on in Break The Record Live - Dexerto

The race for the fastest Doom Eternal player is on in Break The Record Live

Published: 29/Jun/2020 17:19 Updated: 30/Jul/2020 18:24

by James Busby


Some of the fastest FPS players in the world are attempting to break the Doom Eternal speedrunning record. They’re bidding to qualify for Break the Record Live on 26 July, an open event in which players duke it out to become the quickest to finish Bethesda’s bloody blaster.


Check out the launch video above narrated by Game of Thrones actor, Pilou Asbæk.


Brought to you in collaboration with cybersecurity company Kaspersky, the action will be broadcast live on Twitch. You’ll be able to witness the intense pressure that the top speedrunners will be under as they race to finish the entire campaign with the fastest time possible, break records, and win a cash prize of up to $2,500. All in a single session.

Last summer’s event, which saw players tackle iconic games like Super Mario 64, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Dark Souls, and Tony Hawk’s Underground, helped raise $85,945 for the Swedish Alzheimer Foundation. This time around, players will be ripping and tear their way through the blood-soaked arenas of Doom Eternal, and, once again, raising money for  Alzheimer’s. This isn’t just for seasoned speedrunning pros, though – if you think you have the skills to compete, you can take part as well by signing up at


What it takes to be the best

Linkboss / European Speedrunner Assembly
It takes a certain caliber of person to become a speedrunner.

Setting the best record on the day won’t be an easy feat, especially when so many talented players will be vying for the first-place crown. Speedrunning is notoriously competitive and it takes a certain caliber of person to achieve the very best times – after all, one wrong button press can ruin even the cleanest of runs. If you lose your focus for a split second, your dreams of winning could be over in an instant.  

For many, this adrenaline-fueled side of esports is as fascinating as it is wholly alien, especially when you see players pull off intricate glitches and skips. While these exploits take a tremendous amount of skill to master, the Break the Record: Live event will only feature no-major-glitch runs, which many believe is the purest form of speedrunning as players can’t take advantage of bugs in the game.

The Doom Eternal no major glitches speedrun has already been broken in qualifying by BloodShot9001, who managed to beat the game on Classic in a mere 1h 16m 47s. This record-breaking run combined movement-boosting bunny hops with incredibly precise mouse flicks to achieve a ridiculously fast finish time. If that wasn’t enough, BloodShot9001 made fighting Doom Eternal’s monolithic bosses look incredibly easy. 


A great deal of concentration was shown in the run as the speedrunner methodically cycled through their arsenal, barraging foes with deadly attacks and effortlessly sidestepping any lethal hits. It’s a real sight to behold, and one you’ll need to learn from if you wish to dethrone the current record-holding king at Break the Record: Live.

How can I sign up?

Break the Record Live

If you want to test your mettle against the best Doom Eternal speedrunners and think you have what it takes to set a lightning-fast clear time, then head on over to to register. 

Once registered, make sure you check out the Modern DOOM Discord server to discuss your entry, game strategy, and gossip about the upcoming competition. 


Lastly, spectators can watch this year’s Break the Record: Live event live on, so be sure to tune in on July 26, 2020 at 10:00 am  – July 27, 2020 @ 1:00 am CEST to see the gripping action as it happens. We’ll keep you up to date with all the records as they’re broken. 


FIFA 21 TOTW 2 live: Lewandowski, Haaland, Kane, Saint-Maximin, more

Published: 7/Oct/2020 18:05 Updated: 7/Oct/2020 18:11

by Isaac McIntyre


EA SPORTS have released the second batch of Team of the Week players in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team, and it looks like there are some exciting cards up for grabs this week.

Following the completion of another busy game week across football’s top-flight leagues, a new set of TOTW players has been released, featuring some huge names and valuable cards.


Dexerto made a number of predictions earlier in the week, included at the bottom of this article, so let’s see how they stacked up with leaks and ultimately, the official team as well.

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 2

The full Team of the Week #2 in FIFA 21 Ultimate Team!

Just as with the first Team of the Week, the second TOTW squad is stacked with top talent, such as the likes of Lewandowski, Courtois, Kane, and Haaland. While not as high-rated as those studs, the likes of Milan’s Hernandez and Newcastle’s Saint-Maximin should also draw a lot of attention as being “meta” players.


Here are some of the players you might be interested in:

  • Erling Haaland (86)
  • Robert Lewandowski (92)
  • Harry Kane (89)
  • Thibaut Courtois (90)
  • Ben Chilwell (84)
  • Theo Hernandez (83)
  • Jack Grealish (83)
  • Ollie Watkins (81)
  • Allan Saint-Maximin (83)
  • Renato Sanchez (82)
  • Marcel Halstenberg (84)

FIFA 21 Team of the Week 2 leaked

Ahead of EA SPORTS confirming the full TOTW #2, the full squad was claimed to have been leaked – and the leaker even managed to get his hands on the same image that EA would end up tweeting out.

When did TOTW 2 go live in FIFA 21?

EA SPORTS revealed this next FIFA Team of the Week squad at 6PM (UK time) Wednesday, October 7, 2020. As per usual, they were announced and droped into packs at 6pm BST / 12pm CT / 1pm EST / 3am AEST.


These boosted player upgrades are now being announced at the same time as they drop in-game in FIFA 21, unlike other years where we knew about them three hours prior. 

FIFA 21 Ultimate Team Season 1 Rewards
This could be a cracking TOTW just in time for the full FIFA 21 release!

FIFA 20 Team of the Week 32 predictions

What a week! Competitions around the world have come back for the 2020/21 season, soon after the end of last year’s staggering campaign. The back-to-back nature of these seasons, it seems, is going to lead to some exciting games.

The biggest news from the Premier League this week was Aston Villa and Tottenham each dolling out huge defeats for Liverpool and Manchester United respectively. Ollie Watkins scored three and assisted one as he led the Villans to a 7–2 victory over the champions, while Heung Min Son was unplayable against United.


There were a number of other standout performances across the weekend too. Neymar Jr. was at his electric best against Angers, while FIFA 21 cover star Erling Haaland kept up his goalscoring record in a 4–0 win over Freiburg on Saturday.

Here are our TOTW 2 predictions, so let’s see how many we got right this week!


TOTW 2 predictions

  • GK – Marko Dmitrović – SD Eibar
  • GK – Jiri Pavlenka – Werder Bremen
  • CB – Marvin Friedrich – Union Berlin
  • RB – Facundo Roncaglia – Osasuna 
  • LB – Ben Chilwell – Chelsea
  • LB – Aaron Cresswell – West Ham United
  • LB – Marcel Halstenberg – RB Leipzig
  • CM – Jorginho – Chelsea
  • CM – Mikel Merino – Real Sociedad
  • CM – Dani Di Wit – AZ Alkmaar
  • CM – Mario Pasalic – Atalanta
  • CAM – Jack Grealish – Aston Villa
  • RW – James Rodriguez – Everton
  • RM – Marcus Harness – Portsmouth
  • RW – Galeno – Braga 
  • LM – Allan Saint-Maximin – Newcastle United
  • LW – Neymar – PSG
  • LW – Heung Min Son – Spurs
  • ST – Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund 
  • ST – Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich
  • ST – Patson Daka –  RB Salzburg
  • ST – Callum Wilson – Newcastle United
  • ST – Ollie Watkins – Aston Villa

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