Cyberjaya, Apr 13: Gaming non-stop for 40-hours has immortalised the Malaysian gamers by achieving a world record for the act.
It took more than 1,500 cans of energy drink and 274 people to beat their sleep at Cyberfusion 2009 on Sunday, Apr 12 to get Malaysia's name into the Guinness Book of world Records, the New Straits Times reports.
Cyberview managing director Redza Rafiq said when the gamers breached the 38-hour playtime, they were excited and one could feel the expectancy in the air when they continued playing for the additional two hours. He added "We continued to supply them with food and drink as well as making sure the venue remained conducive for them."
Commenting on this act, Guinness World Records adjudication executive Talal Omar said, "Hopefully, Malaysia's achievement can be listed in the Guinness Book next year since we can only have 4,000 records in the book."
The previous record of 36 hours by 203 gamers set in California last year, was broken when organizers Cyberview and Advanced Micro Devices added two more hours to the original 38, and the players agreed to it.