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“I Was Heartbroken, but the Game Was Really Fun”- the Legend of Zelda Once Became the Remedy for Ludwig’s Agony

Published 05/31/2023, 12:30 PM EDT

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The phenomenon of gaming has always been interesting. For some it’s a leisurely activity, for others, it may as well be a profession. Nevertheless, the intrigue gaming titles create is massive. The recent success of The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is an ideal showcase of how impactful games are in the current era.

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With that thought in mind, Ludwig who we have occasionally seen playing countless games shared an interesting story about how the Zelda franchise helped him overcome his heartbroken state.

Ludwig’s remedy for a broken heart was the Legend of Zelda


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Ludwig has been a popular streamer for years now. The former Twitch partner has created history with a massive subathon, and now is an affiliated partner with YouTube. We also saw him recently engaging in a Mario record stream, which garnered much spotlight. Amidst all these, the popular streamer shared an interesting story of how the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild helped him recoup after getting his heart broken.

During his college time, Ludwig had a girlfriend (Not QT). One day he received a message from one of his friends stating that they might have seen a similar-looking girl in a restaurant with another guy. Ludwig rushed there only to find his girlfriend cheating on him. This broke his heart, and the star streamer was emotionally bumped.


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The date was 3rd March 2017 and Ludwig vividly remembers it. Especially because that was the day The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was released.

“I played it every waking hour of my life. I was heartbroken, but the game was really fun. So it distracted me from how sad I actually was,” stated Ludwig who found solace in the popular Nintendo game.


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This newfound relaxation was the antidote for his broken heart. Thus Ludwig invested much time into the Legend of Zelda title. Finally, he ended up playing more than 100 hours of the game in less than a week! Lud considers this as one of the most memorable parts of his life.

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Now, he has decided to take inspiration from that Zelda marathon and implement it in Tears of the Kingdom. That is, Ludwig has decided to go on a marathon and won’t be ending his stream until and unless he beats the Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.


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This is not the first time Lud is taking up a marathon challenge, and it surely won’t be the last time.

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Aravind Menon

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Aravind S Menon is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports with a wealth of experience covering major events and popular internet personalities such as MrBeast. With a specialization in competitive First Person Shooters, he is well-versed in games like Valorant and has a deep understanding of the gaming industry. In addition to his expertise in eSports, Aravind has also explored fields like content creation and entertainment.