What happened now? Gone are the days when playing video games all day was considered a waste of time. Even if someone doesn’t become an esports pro, they can still make a lot of money if they’re really good at a particular game. Just ask Twitch streamer JerValiN, whose Halo 2 prowess earned him $20,000 for a task that most thought was impossible.
Streamer Charlie “Cr1tikal” White installed call earlier this year for someone who completes the “Legendary All Skulls On” (LASO) Halo 2 Anniversary immortal run. Regular players know that beating the game on legendary difficulty is difficult in itself, but enabling all but one of the skull modifiers and finishing the game without a single death makes it impossible – at least that’s what Cr1tikal thought.
The secret skulls found in the Halo franchise contain modifiers mostly designed to make the game more difficult, such as disabling the radar/entire HUD, increasing enemy difficulty, and halving the amount of ammo dropped. Cr1tikal was so confident that no one could complete the LASO immortal run that he offered a $5,000 reward. After several weeks of unsuccessful attempts, he raised it to $20,000.
Only one person has previously completed a version of this challenge, JerValiN, but he used the only forbidden modifier, Envy, which gives players invisibility instead of a flashlight.
No wonder it was JerValiN who finally managed to overcome the daunting task of becoming the first person to do so in less than six and a half hours. As is usually the case with speedruns, he had to use a lot of game bugs to get through it. But it wasn’t an easy win for the streamer; it took more than a month to try, and on several occasions he failed close to the finish line.
Dot eSports notes that the number of streamers trying to win money saw the Halo 2 category on Twitch rise to over 287,000 hours watched in July.
Now that the LASO immortal run has been completed, JerValiN is planning an even tougher challenge where he won’t be able to fire his weapons.
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