Sidney, Australia – It took seven days for Oban Kaya to set a new record for the longest marathon first-person shooter gaming session.
According to NBC News, Kaya spent a total time of 135 hours and 50 minutes playing the new Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 game.
Kaya is a sales manager for a computer cable company called 4Cabling. They documented his progress on their website and Facebook page. On Tuesday, his co-workers announced that Kaya not only set the record but he also finished with a Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 career ranking of 29th among some 5 million players.
Kaya’s coworkers wrote this on Facebook, “It took 7 DAYS of mental & physical stamina & he crushed it!”
Guinness World Records office confirmed that Kaya registered his plans to make a run for the record. A Guinness spokesperson said this about the new record:
“While no Guinness World Records adjudicator was on site to verify, we await for Okan to send across all the necessary and required evidence across to in order for our records team to properly authenticate.”
If all the evidence satisfies the people at Guiness, Kaya will have beaten the record previously held by Canadians Chris Gloyd and Timothy Bell. The two Canadians played Resistance and Resistance 2 for 120 hours and 7 minutes back in March 2012.
Kaya has suffered no physical ailments or negative effects after the marathon play session, but not all gamers can say that. A 20-year-old gamer from England died from a pulmonary embolism after a lengthy gaming session, and a teen gamer in Taiwan died after a Diablo 3 binge.
Kaya countered some of the risks to his circulatory system by occasionally using a Stair Master while he was playing.