Twitch just received an award from Guinness World Records at E3 for most people playing a single player game: Twitch Plays Pokemon Red:
Back in February this year, the biggest Pokémon internet sensation was first discovered and took the world by storm. Twitch Plays Pokémon was a huge success that as of today, the internet phenomenon is still going on today with the community playing the sixth game since TPP first game with Pokémon Black. During the original run of Twitch Plays Pokémon Red, it once was the most viewed at Twitch with over 33 million views worldwide! Last week at E3, the officials from Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition recognized the Twitch Plays Pokémon community for having the most people playing a single player game!
The award segment starts at 43:35 and it starts with Annie Nguyen from Guinness World Records saying that Twitch Plays Pokémon was a huge social experiment and with over a million players worldwide, on behalf of the Twitch Plays Pokémon community, the CEO of Twitch Platform Emmett Shear accepted the award for such a huge achievement even the CEO of Twitch referenced the phenomenon by ending a statement with “Praise the Helix”. The original stream of TPP took 16 days starting from February 12th and ended on March 1st, 2014. This is a huge milestone for not only Twitch, but for gaming and Pokémon.