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World of Warcraft speedrunner smashes record for hitting max level

Published: 7/Nov/2020 1:49

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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A well-known World of Warcraft speedrunner and Twitch streamer named DesMephisto reached the maximum level in three hours and 33 minutes, smashing the previous record.

It’s not hard to sink hours upon hours into World of Warcraft. It’s one of the most expansive and immersive games on the market and it takes a substantial amount of time to progress both in terms of levels and loot.

However, speedrunners are an exception. They have been hitting the maximum level in staggering times for many years now. It all comes down to speed and efficiency, which often involves figuring out new tricks and methods.

In preparation for the next expansion, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, the level cap has been reduced to 50 and will increase to 60 upon its release. This has opened the door for speedrunners to see who can reach level 50 in the shortest timeframe.

World of Warcraft speed runner DesMephisto
Activision-Blizzard / DesMephisto
DesMephisto is one of the most decorated World of Warcraft speedrunners.

It’s been an exhilarating couple of days, but no speedrunner has been more impressive than DesMephisto, who also happens to be one of the most popular World of Warcraft streamers on Twitch.

DesMephisto hit the maximum level in a stunning three hours and 33 minutes, which is a new record. It’s also 45 minutes less than his previous one. He used a combination of buffs, gear, and items to make the route even shorter. 

The full speedrun can be seen here:

DesMephisto has been breaking and setting World of Warcraft speedrun records for a long time now. If that’s not impressive enough, he’s also challenged himself to collect items including one-handed weapons and plate armor appearances.

What’s more, his efforts haven’t gone unnoticed. Activision-Blizzard acknowledged his dedication and commitment to World of Warcraft and paid tribute in the form of an epic item called Desm’s Fistos.

DesMephisto’s speedrun records are awesome, but they’re not even his most important accolade. As someone who has been diagnosed with autism and living with it for quite some time, he wanted to use his platform to give something back.

For that reason, he has used his stream to raise awareness about autism. In fact, he’s even gone a step further and even become a mental health advocate of sorts.

All in all, he’s helped raise more than $25,000 for charity and $13,000 for the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network.

If you’re interested in seeing more or supporting his cause, you can tune into his Twitch channel here.

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Fedmyster reportedly accuses Pokimane of “twisting the truth” to hurt him

Published: 25/Nov/2020 19:25 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 19:29

by Brent Koepp

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A document allegedly featuring texts between former-Offline TV streamer Federico ‘Fedmyster’ Gaytan and Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys leaked online that accuses the Twitch star of taking their relationship out of context to hurt him.

In June, popular OfflineTV personality Fedmyster was accused of harassment and misconduct from several members of the content group. The shocking news rocked their community as the 25-year-old was removed from both the company and their house.

After months of silence, a document leaked online that claims Gaytan is accusing Pokimane of not telling the truth about their relationship. The file contains an essay allegedly written by him, as well as supposed text conversations between him and the Twitch star.

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Twitch: Pokimane
In June, Pokimane explained Fed’s behavior was a big reason she moved out of the OfflineTV house.

Fedmyster allegedly speaks out about Pokimane

On June 29, Pokimane addressed the Fedmyster allegations on stream, and explained that his behavior was a “big reason” she had moved out of the OfflineTV house. The star stated that 25-year-old had been sabotaging her relationship with other men, and had even kept her alienated from friends.

On November 25, a document appeared online that reportedly shows Gaytan accusing Pokimane of not giving proper context to their relationship. “Watching Poki talk about all the things I’ve done with little to zero context to the nature of our relationship hurt me pretty bad,” the leaked letter reads.

It also accuses the Twitch star of being untruthful. “I definitely did some unquestionable things and broke her trust, but there are some claims she makes about me, and herself that are either false, twisting the truth, or misconstrued,” it read. Streamers such as Steven ‘Destiny’ Bonnell reviewed the controversial file during their live broadcast for viewers.

While Pokimane has not fully responded to any of the claims, the Moroccan-Canadian personality told fans on her second Twitter account that she would be addressing the allegations during a Twitch stream on November 26.

pokimane tweet

The Google Doc also appears to contain multiple leaked private texts between the streamer and Pokimane. The content of the conversations are extremely personal. In the essay supposedly written by Gaytan, he defended posting the messages to “show specific context that was never given.”

At the time of writing, it’s not clear whether Fedmyster actually wrote the document, or if any of the content contained inside of is real. However, the file quickly went viral on social media, and kicked off a new firestorm surrounding the June situation.