Marriage Ruins Xbox Gamerscore Champion’s 11-Year Winning Streak

Gamerscore king “Stallion83” loses his title, but for a good reason

Love indeed conquers all — including, as it turns out, one prolific gamer’s Xbox ranking. Ray Cox, known by the username “Stallion83,” boasted the highest Xbox gamerscore for 11 years running, until his title was snatched from him while he was on his honeymoon, says Mashable.

Incidentally, a gamerscore is a combined tally of all points Xbox players get from earning achievements on Xbox 360 and Xbox One games. The achievements mark i-game accomplishments like finishing the main storyline or completing all side-activities, while the score lets those who view the gamer’s profile see how much time they’ve put in. (See more here.)

Over the course of his X-box tenure, Cox racked up more than 1.5 million achievement points. Suffice to say, that amounts to thousands of hours of total time spent playing. The score is made even more remarkable by the fact he still found time to date, start a relationship, get engaged and then married.

Looks like the secret is knowing what to prioritize and when to prioritize it or more accurately, knowing when to sacrifice your gamerscore for your honeymoon.

So it is that Cox wasn’t fazed when, on Tuesday, his score was surpassed by Stephen Rowe, known by the username “Smrnov.” When the Xbox Achievements account tweeted the news, Cox responded with this:

Happy marriage!