KEY POINTS

  • GPHustla's "marathon stream" began in mid-August as a 24-hour stream attempt
  • He recently broke the record for broadcasting more than 1,000 hours 
  • The Twitch streamer will attempt to break the "official" Guinness record on January 1, 2021

Twitch mainstay GPHustla broke the record for the longest continuous stream by broadcasting over 1,000 hours in a dazzling display of streaming endurance that started in mid-August.

2020 was a great year for Twitch as the streaming site saw a number of eclipsed milestones: From streaming the official reveal of the PlayStation 5 which drew 6.1 million views in June; the return of its prodigal son, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins who holds the record of single streamer with the most concurrent viewers at 616,693 and, of course, “Fortnite,” whose The Device Event amassed a staggering 2,331,987 viewers.

GPHustla is your typical streamer who “plays everything” on Twitch. According to Dexerto, his “marathon stream” began in August when he attempted to broadcast for 24 hours. Apparently, time flew by and soon saw his initial bid turn to 30 hours and beyond.

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The attempt became part of GPHustla’s life. He began sleeping during his streams and even went to the point that he kept his camera rolling while doing his groceries “to be able to live healthy” to continue what he loves.

The entertainer is now attempting to become Twitch’s first 24/7 streamer with no plans of pressing the “end stream button.”

“I’m so excited every day. I kinda don’t want to stop. I want to live on Twitch now and be the streamer that’s live on Twitch. You can, any time of the day, stop by GPHustla’s channel and he will be live,” he told Dexerto, adding that he plans to break the “official” Guinness Book of World Record of 161 hours on January 1, 2021.

But there is more to this incredible feat than just fame. As soon as he reached 1,039 hours, GPHustla explained that he’s doing this so he won’t be “alone.”

“That’s one of the reasons I don’t want to stop the stream right now. I’m nervous to be alone again. It’s almost like there in the back of my mind like as soon as I go offline I’m now alone again,” the streamer told Dotesports.

GPHustla’s record was previously held by Reecesy who went online for more than 200 hours back in May. CallMeCypher came in at a close second at 200:18:17 and LosPollosTV with 161 hours.