In an attempt to set a new world record for the longest video game marathon on a football game, a London man will try to play FIFA 15 for more than 48 straight hours. The current world record is reportedly 48 hours and 5 minutes, but Chris Cook is attempting to play for even longer.
Cook, a community manager at GamePointsNow/GameKeysNow announced today that he will make the record attempt to raise money for the Special Effect charity, an organization that helps people with disabilities through video games.
I’ve been playing FIFA games since they first started way back on the Mega Drive, so couldn’t think of a better way to raise money and awareness for a truly amazing cause,” Cook said in a statement. “As someone who has seen firsthand how gaming can help enhance lives, I could not think of a better charity to lend my support to.
Cook’s attempt at the world record will take place the the gaming-themed Loading Bar in Dalstone, North London between November 5-7. The event is open to the public, where you can make make donations and watch as Cook plays match after match of FIFA 15.
Alternatively, you can donate to Cook’s campaign online through this JustGiving page.
The FIFA 15 world record attempt will be streamed live through Twitch here. The event organizers add that people will have a chance to challenge Cook to a FIFA 15 match throughout the marathon session.
I enjoy FIFA, and have oftentimes played for an hour or two. But I can’t imagine playing for two days straight. What’s your longest gaming marathon? Let us know in the comments below!