Olivia R. September 2, 2019
Those were the infamous words of Twitch streamer Jackson "JayBigs" Bigsley, who recently broke the platform's record for most hours streamed in a single month. With a countdown displayed on screen, JayBigs popped champagne and said "GG" in celebration as the clock hit 569 hours.
JayBigs spent the majority of August playing PlayerUnknown's Battleground. That was also his game of choice during his record-breaking stream. The momentous moment took place mid-match, when 37 players were still fighting for the chicken dinner.
But JayBigs was already focused on the record: 569 hours streamed in 30 days. He tweeted out the announcement at 11:59 a.m. on August 30.
"When I finished, it was an insane feeling! The chat was flying by so fast I couldn't read it... The hardest and most fulfilling accomplishment of my life," the 25-year-old told Dexerto.
JayBigs went on to question if building the "awesome community" that supported him was a real accomplishment, but the numbers don't lie. Throughout August, JayBigs gained over 1,500 followers. His views also continued to grow each day. On August 25, he had over 1,300 views on his stream.
He told Dexerto that he will now become a full-time streamer, which was always his dream. He is also hoping to become a Twitch partner. But for now, he will continue to entertain his community, known as Team Positive Energy.
JayBigs should be soaking in the attention while he can. Just 10 days earlier, Runescape player ItsArmand had the spotlight for breaking the world record himself. The Florida-based streamer had accumulated 542 hours of streaming in one month. That had beaten the previous record by one hour.
“I started this challenge as a goal for myself to see if I could finally hard commit to something insane,” ItsArmand said on Reddit. “I’m the type of impulsive person to just say I will do something and after starting I’ll quit. Even worse is starting something and quitting more than half way through.”
But ItsArmand didn't quit. He streamed about 19 hours a day for the first 22 days, getting only four hours of sleep.