Professional e-sports athlete Ryan Hart (UK) has just set a Guinness World Records title for the Most consecutive opponents on Street Fighter V, going up against an incredible 260 people during an ambitious 11-hour record attempt at GAME in Manchester's intu Trafford Centre.
Playing continuously, with no rest breaks, Ryan was required to win at least 90% of the matches – but the talented gamer managed to beat his challengers in every single game.
Overseen by official Guinness World Records adjudicator Pravin Patel, Ryan took on the epic gaming challenge to celebrate the launch of the latest instalment of the long-running fighting videogame franchise.
Street Fighter record champion Ryan Hart and Kayane in Chinatown 
Chinatown, London, 2012: Hart dressed as the Street Fighter character Ryu with “Kayane”, aka Marie-Laure Norindr (France), dressed as Chun LI – the first woman to win a pro-Street Fighter event.
Speaking about his record, Ryan Hart said: “I'm thrilled to have set a new Guinness World Record for Street Fighter V, I feel it complements the longevity my gaming career has had and I'm really happy about that. Not being allowed to take any breaks whatsoever for 11 hours was really tough. There were times in the challenge where I just wanted it to be over but I tried to stay calm and think in small steps."
As a result of his achievement Hart has secured a coveted place in the Guinness World Records 2017 Gamer’s Edition book, out later this year.
Ryan Hart in Chinatown photoshoot
Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition Editor, Stephen Daultrey commented: "A hearty congratulations to Ryan for bagging his latest Guinness World Record. Ryan is a bit of a gaming legend in Street Fighter circles, so it’s great to see his magic hasn’t worn off. Evidently, he’s just as fearless and dedicated to the new game as he was with all the previous series iterations."
Hart is no stranger to record-breaking, having achieved the Longest winning streak on Street Fighter IV (Capcom, 2008) in 2010, unbeaten for 169 matches.
From 1998 to 2015, Ryan Hart won over 450 fighting videogame events in 20 different countries, earning him another title for the Most international fighting videogame competition wins.
For a preview of Street Fighter V in action, check out the trailer below.