The Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance DLC’s world record speed race video was taken down by GDQ after it was revealed that speed runners misrepresented their run.
Summer Games Done Quick is an annual fast-paced video game event where participants run and flip through games while raising funds for charity. One game introduced as DLC for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.
Speedrunner Mekarazium set a new world record for the Blade Wolf DLC during the event. However, a video replay of the run was later removed from GDQ’s official YouTube channel and it was confirmed that it was due to forgery.
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“We learned yesterday that Mekarzarium played a segmented video of his DLC run at Summer Games Done Quick 2022. Mekazarium acknowledged this, to both some members of the public as well as some members of the community. directly with GDQ staff.”
Typically SGDQ is a live event held in Minneapolis. However, since the COVID-19 pandemic, the event has moved to a remote format. This year there was a hybrid format where the event returned to live, but still featured distance runs from players who couldn’t fly out.
Mekazarium is one such runner that has participated from afar. But while the runners were expected to perform live, Mekazarium instead ran a pre-recorded gameplay video of Metal Gear Rising and pretended to play the game during his live stream like possible in real time.
According to GDQ, Mekazarium contacted employees “with a document detailing that he had been planning this for over a month, proving it was planned and intentional. This was done because of the remote nature of this particular run in the marathon. “
GDQ has announced that Mekazarium will not be allowed to participate in the future event.
While this was an unfortunate event that depletes the talent often featured in SGDQ, the organization once again hosted a rather successful event, raising $3 million for the Doctors Foundation. borderless.
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