Great devotion, sweat and a little bit of luck is needed in order to be an extraordinary gamer, but it seems like Zak Bennett really did not need to cross his fingers. After having lost in his first try, the desire to win led him to become the new world-record holder in Street Fighter IV. Now that he has beaten 108 opponents consecutively, his name will be inscribed in next year’s Guinness World Record Gamer’s Edition.
Zak must have been an expert since the arrival of SF2 to achieve this feat. Congratulations. Read the following press release for more info
Para ser un extraordinario jugador se necesita una gran devoción, sudor y un poquito de suerte, pero parece que Zak Bennett en realidad no necesitaba cruzar sus dedos. Tras haber perdido en su primer intento, las ganas de triunfar lo llevaron a convertirse en el nuevo plusmarquista (world-record holder) en Street Fighter IV. Ahora que ha vencido a 108 contrincantes consecutivamente, su nombre quedará inscrito en el Gamer’s Edition del Guinness World Record del próximo año.
Zak debe hacer sido un experto desde la llegada de SF2 para lograr este hazaña. Felicitaciones. Lean el siguiente comunicado de prensa para más información (en inglés).
From/De: Guinness World Records
Zak Bennett Beats 108 People in a Row in less than 4 hours
London, England – 23rd February – Guinness World Records confirmed today that UK’s premier Street Fighter player Zak Bennett has broken into the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition for the most consecutive wins on Street Fighter™ IV – with a whopping 108 wins unbeaten.
The successful record attempt took place in London on Friday afternoon. Official Guinness World Records representatives were present to adjudicate the feat, which is now shortlisted for inclusion in next year’s Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition.
Challenger Hatim Habashi beat Bennett after 28 consecutive wins, but in his second record attempt Bennett raised his game and managed to defeat 108 challengers in succession.
Editor-in-Chief of Guinness World Records, Craig Glenday, said: “We congratulate Zak on his extraordinary achievement and welcome him into the Guinness World Records family. It’s always great to see gamers showcase their talent while making a mark in the record books.”
Street Fighter IV brings the legendary fighting series back to its roots by taking the beloved fighting moves and techniques of the original Street Fighter™ II and infusing them with Capcom’s latest advancements in next generation technology to create a truly extraordinary experience that will re-introduce the world to the time-honoured art of virtual martial arts.
For information on Guinness World Records 2009 Gamer’s Edition, please contact: Amarilis Espinoza or Karolina Thelin at +44 (0)20 7891 4518 [email protected].
Street Fighter IV is out now on PS3 and Xbox 360. For more information, please contact Leo Tan ([email protected])
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