Xbox Gamerscore record holder loses 11 year title after going on honeymoon

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Achievement champion loses throne after honeymoon 2

Achievement (or Trophy) hunting is its own special kind of addictive sport, and there are pockets of players out there who take it to an obsessive level. It’s fascinating in its own respect, especially when you start looking at the upper echelons of players on both consoles. For a long time Ray “Stallion83” Cox has been synonymous with Achievement hunting on Xbox. He was the first to break the 1 million barrier a few years ago, and has held the top spot for nearly 11 years. But with such competition, it only took a minor slip up to lose that.

Over the weekend Cox lost the throne, with Stephen “smernov” Rowe eventually passing his bitter rival after over a decade of chasing him. The reason though? Cox recently got hitched, and has been away from his console thanks to being on his honeymoon. That’s a pretty logical reason to give up on achievement hunting for a few weeks, as Cox himself so eloquently reminded everyone when the news of his title break reached Twitter.

Cox and Rowe are both back at it though, but these aren’t the sorts of races that quickly change hands. Achievements dole out small amounts of Gamerscore at a time, so it’ll take a similar lapse in dedication for Cox to eventually pass Rowe again. But for someone who was at the top of the game for 11 years, maybe having a new leader isn’t such a bad thing.

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Cox’s Gamerscore currently sits around 1,585,854, while Rowe is just at the 1,591,490 mark. I’ve been playing for over a decade and don’t even think I’ve breached the 100,000 mark, so all the power to these incredibly dedicated fans.

Last Updated: July 5, 2017

Alessandro Barbosa

You can all call me Sandy until I figure out how to edit this thing, which is probably never. Sandy not good enough? Call me xXx_J0k3R_360degreeN0Sc0pe_xXx. Also, Geoff’s a bastard.

  • The question we all want answered is how the hell did he snag a mate when all he appears to do is playing video games all day?

    • DrKiller

      When you figure this out, let me know.. Meanwhile I’ll try to get some more gamerscore

    • Grimsupanoob

      I dunno hey… Games journo…nvm

    • Hammersteyn

      She probably works for Gamestop, giving him access to greater discounts?

    • MonsterCheddar

      Good question.

    • VampyreSquirrel

      It was probably when he was waiting for more games to be released as he’d run out of games to get achievements in.

    • Avithar

      most likely found her online lol

  • DrKiller

    Was the girl worth it?

  • Hammersteyn

    Women, amirite?

    • MonsterCheddar

      XD. Fucking up your shit from day 1 of marriage.

  • Original Heretic

    Congrats to Cox. He got a life.

  • VampyreSquirrel

    Wow, that’s crazy… didn’t think anyone would catch Ray.

  • Hammersteyn

    So should they divorce, heaven forbids, does she get half the gamerscore?

    • Francois Knoetze

      asking the real questions here

  • Milesh Bhana

    >> and don’t even think I’ve breached the 100,000 mark

    I’ve had a 360 since SA Launch (and now an X1) and i’ve just barely passed 50 000 GS.

  • HairyEwok
  • Xonix

    11 years of playing with himself….finally gets some.. achievement unlocked

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