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Gamer Lost 11-Year Record After Taking A Break To Go On Honeymoon

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Gamer Lost 11-Year Record After Taking A Break To Go On Honeymoon

After Ray Cox set a record for holding the top spot on Gamerscore for 11 years, he probably thought nothing would come in the way of continuing to extend his reign... that was until he decided to get married.

Four years ago, Ray 'Stallion83' Cox took time off the Xbox to go away with his new wife on their honeymoon. We guess it's a pretty good reason tbf.

According to Eurogamer, Cox held the world record Gamerscore 'since achievement-hunting first became a thing'.

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Four years on from that and Ray is still in the top ten on the leader board with a gamerscore of 2,198,525 - putting him in seventh place.

The title was handed over to Stephen 'Smrnov' Rowe - who is still at the top with a gamerscore of 2,816,234.

At the time he was overtaken, the Xbox Achievements twitter feed were quick to point out that Ray had slipped from the top, although his reply was pretty witty as he pointed out: "I've been too busy having all the sex."

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Smrnov wrote to his fans to thank them for their support. He said: "First off, thanks to everyone who sent messages of congrats. I appreciate it. I think it surprised most of you and myself really as it was never my goal to overtake Stallion83."

He continued to say that he feared his top-of-the-tree title may be 'short-lived' as he focuses on completing games rather than winning points by whatever means necessary - turns out he was wrong about that since he still tops the leaderboard.

On his blog, Smrnov also highlighted the ultimate dedication that it takes to be number one.

He said: "I was sitting on a bunch of easy games, while inching closer in Gamerscore. Couple that with a 5-day long weekend with no distractions it was a good a time as ever to try."

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He went on to answer a few questions and confirmed he buys all of his own games as well as memberships.

Replying to the people asking whether there was an agreement in place for him to stay as number two, he wrote: "No, Stallion and I have never had a gentleman's agreement for me to stay #2."

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/@Stallion83

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