Since True Achievements was registered as a way of tracking players Gamerscores back in 2008, Stallion83 has reined supreme as the world’s number one ranked. Even a gamer falls in love though, as after 11 years at the top of the mountain he fell off, all because he took a week off for his honeymoon.
Avid gamers know Ray “Stallion83” Cox as the leading achievement hunter on all of Xbox, but even casual gamers know him for being the first game to pass 1 million gamerscore. Cox gained that achievement (literally) eight years ago while playing Titanfall, after two console generations and three years of slaving away.
Throughout that decade Stallion83 really only had one other gamer relatively close to him on the leaderboard, Mr. Silver medal himself Stephen Rowe. Using the Gamertag smrnov, Rowe registered his True Achievements account just one month after Cox and has sat in second place ever since. He also became the second gamer to pass the million mile mark for achievements, just a few months after Stallion83 in September 2014.
To stay on top though, both gamers played video games literally every day for the last 11 years, so any day off would mean the difference between first and second place. Ray Cox didn’t just take one day off for his honeymoon though, he took a full week.
In a recent blog post, the new Global Achievement leader stated his goal was never to pass Stallion83.
I’m pleased that I could snag #1 even if it may be short-lived by not changing my play style, which is completing games. That has always been my goal and still is what keeps me playing. I didn’t want to start a bunch of games for the points, I wanted to maintain the way I have always played. Hats off to Stallion though, after almost 3 days of me playing sub 5 hour games he was still managing to stay ahead.
Alongside talking about his playing style, Rowe stated that due to juggling family and work that it likely wouldn’t be long until Cox reclaimed the top spot, but he was going to enjoy being the best at his favorite hobby while he could.