A speedrunner who goes by the deal with “Shizzal” just lately broke one in every of Portal’s 4 major speedrunning world data, making him the present forerunner in every important class.
Shizzal was already the world file holder within the first three, together with his quickest time clocking in at 6m, 53s, 940ms within the Out Of Bounds class. Second place is simply 120 milliseconds behind, which is indicative of how tight the gaps between good runs are.
Yesterday, Shizzal took his file for Inbounds No SLA again after having been dethroned by one other runner, adamantite. The present world file is 12m, 01s, 750ms, however Shizzal asserts within the YouTube description for his video that, “sub-12 is feasible.”
“In all probability my important objective for some time,” he provides. “This run can positively be improved, minus the entire doorlaunch factor.”
The speedrunning scene in Portal has drastically picked up of late. The highest 4 runners within the Inbounds No SLA class have all set data inside the final month, and two of Shizzal’s world data have been set roughly a month in the past.
There are some outliers, with a runner named Msushi sitting fairly in third place of Out of Bounds for over a yr, however the scene as a complete is unquestionably experiencing a resurgence in curiosity—and if Shizzal is correct about sub-12 being attainable, it is seemingly Portal’s newfound reputation will proceed.
You may watch Shizzal’s video beneath. If something, it is value testing purely to see his response on the finish. “Carried by doorlaunch!” he exclaims, as his buddies snort within the background. You like to see it.