Björn "threat" Pers breaks new record officialised by Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition 2009 on Counter Strike!

A new record was set at DreamHack Stockholm on Monday 15th June for the "most kills in Counter-Strike (Valve, 2003) in 12 hours". The record is 518 and was achieved by Björn "Threat" Pers (Sweden) at DreamHack Summer 2009, Jönköping, Sweden. This new record will be shortlisted for inclusion in the next Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition to be published in Spring 2010. The Gamer’s Edition 2009 is already available and can be found in all the good bookstores.

Gaz Deaves, Gaming Records Manager at Guinness World Records, said:

"Counter-Strike is one of the most enduringly popular online games, and players like Björn are constantly striving to push themselves to new levels of skill and achievement. With such a strong pro gaming scene in Sweden, I expect to see plenty more Swedish record breakers in next year’s Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition"

Christer Körnbäck, CEO at QPAD Pro Gaming Gear, Organizer of the record attempt said:

"I have organized 1on1 competitions since 2004 and Björn "threat" Pers is one of the most skilled aimers we have encountered. I think we have a great record here that will be extremly hard to beat."

Björn "threat" Pers was thrilled with his achievement:

"I wanted to make this record hard to break in the future so, although my first goal was 300 rounds, I finally went for 500 rounds in total. By the end of the attempt I was exhausted and my body was very tired. It was worth it, becoming a part of the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition is something every gamer dreams about."

If you think that you’ve got what it takes to beat Björn’s record? Then the rules are:

1. Have to be played on the same map: QPAD AIM map.

2. 12 hours.

3. First to ten wins the match and meet the next challenger (King of the hill)

4. The player with the most rounds during 12 hours has to beat a total of 518 kills.

5. Players are only allowed to change ingame settings.

6. Counter Terrorist skin have to be used on both sides. (So both sides have same visibility)

7. No "duck" bind on mouse wheel

8. No scripts allowed

9. Freezetime 0 sec

10. After reaching 10 the result screen have to be pictured in combination with detailed written documentation.

All record claims need to be registered with Guinness World Records prior to the attempt at the following address:

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/register/register.aspx?existing=0

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND PICTURES PLEASE CONTACT:

Justine Bourdariat - Email: Justine.bourdariat@guinnessworldrecords.com

About QPAD:

QPAD built its success on a grassroots commitment to the gaming community. Like you, we thrive in the madness of competition and embrace the free spirit of gaming. Our sponsorship of the QTOUR, events, communities, cups, tournaments, teams and LAN parties reflects this commitment. The knowledge We've gained has fed into our development of high quality lifestyle products for gamers. For more information, please visit www.qpad.se

About Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition 2009

The globally-recognised authority on record-breaking achievements, Guinness World Records, announces the latest and greatest in video gaming with the publication of Guinness World Records 2009 Gamer’s Edition. Hailed by critics in 2008, this year’s edition promises to keep gamers occupied for hours with 216 pages of original records, facts and trivia. The all new 2009 Gamer’s Edition encompasses everything from the history of gaming to individual scores and facts from all genres of video games.

Records include the Largest Virtual Army (America’s Army, with more than 8 million registered users– almost 15 times larger than the actual US Army); the Longest Drum Marathon On Rock Band (26 hrs, 40 min); Most Controls on a Video Game (Steel Battalion, which features 49 different input devices, including foot pedals, a gear level, two control sticks and a button that activates in-screen windscreen wipers); Most Successful Entertainment Product Launch (Grand Theft Auto IV); and the Most Played Online Game (Call of Duty 4, with more than 1.3 million players daily on Xbox 360 alone).


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