We live in a world where top Twitch streamer Kai Cenat got a therapist to help him beat a video game boss he was stuck on for over 60 hours

We live in a world where top Twitch streamer Kai Cenat got a therapist to help him beat a video game boss he was stuck on for over 60 hours
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Kai Cenat at The 2023 Streamy Awards held at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel on August 27, 2023 in Los Angeles.
Kai Cenat at The 2023 Streamy Awards held at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel on August 27, 2023 in Los Angeles.

  • Twitch streamer Kai Cenat was so frustrated with a video game that he got a therapist on his stream.
  • He had been struggling for 60 hours to beat the final boss of “Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree.”
  • Cenat eventually beat the video game boss about six hours after the mental health session.

Frustrated with his performance against a video game boss, Twitch streamer and YouTuber Kai Cenat went viral on Tuesday evening for bringing a therapist to his livestream to help process his emotions.

Cenat, 22, was well into his 60th hour of fighting the final boss of the “Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree” when Aubri Williams appeared in his streaming room.

Williams, a full-time model who also provides counseling sessions, told Cenat that someone booked him an appointment with her, but did not say who.

What ensued was a bizarre blend of two worlds. For half an hour, Cenat haphazardly talked through the mechanics of “Elden Ring” as Williams taught him to breathe, think positively, and envision the outcomes of him achieving his gaming goal.

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Cenat had been streaming his playthrough of the video game for a total of 92 hours, with six to seven hours of sleep interspersed between gaming sessions.

“I’ve been on the last boss for the past 60 hours of my life that I can’t get back,” Cenat lamented. “And I’m trying everything, I went to get a new weapon, I went to go upgrade new stuff like my dexterity, my arcane, I dropped my faith, I got more strength. I’ve done so much.”

“Let’s close our eyes for a sec,” Williams said.

“Oh, I got scared, I see Radahn again,” Cenat said, referring to the final boss blocking his victory.

Calming down and steeling his mind under Williams’ guidance, Cenat played the boss fight again for her to observe.

“When I win, I win,” Cenat said. Williams applauded his newfound positivity.

His character spun and slashed for several minutes but eventually fell to Radahn’s two gigantic swords. A death counter on Cenat’s stream updated to 992.

He slapped his knee in anger. “I got greedy,” he said, raising his head and roaring the same words.

“You might need to pull away and give yourself a good five minutes of just resetting and putting your energy only on seeing that good run. Only a continuous good run,” Williams told him later.

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The streamer eventually appeared to get insecure. “92 hours and 992 deaths. Am I a bad player?” he asked Williams.

“I would probably have way worse. So no, you’re actually a phenomenal player,” Williams replied, encouraging Cenat to avoid “negative self-thoughts.”

Her advice appeared to take root when Cenat’s character died again. “It’s OK,” he said. “And that’s fine. That was just fine.”

After a few breathing exercises — and a brief segment where Cenat seemed to get suspicious that his therapist was laughing at his gaming performance — Williams wished Cenat luck and exited his stream.

Williams, who has 72,500 followers on Instagram, said on social media that she had opted not to run a full clinical session with Cenat when he was “trying to reach his goal” on a livestream.

“Did this young man need some mental health support during a tough time while he’s legit LIVE STREAMING? Yes,” wrote Williams, who said she has a Master’s Degree in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counselling from Stetson University.

Cenat would defeat Radahn about six hours and 40 deaths later, or 67 hours after his first encounter with the video game boss.

It was the end of an ordeal for the streamer, who collapsed on the floor in ecstasy. He’d also broken down days earlier in front of his fans because he kept losing.

Williams and representatives for Cenat did not immediately respond to requests for comment sent by Business Insider outside regular business hours.

Cenat, with 11.7 million followers on Twitch, is one of the biggest creators on the streaming platform, just behind the likes of Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, who holds the top spot with 19.1 million followers.

The game that frustrated him, Bandai Namco’s “Elden Ring,” is notorious among avid gamers for its almost torturous difficulty but has sold over 25 million copies since its release.

Though its main title was launched in February 2022, Cenat was playing a recently released expansion, “Shadow of the Erdtree,” when Williams appeared on his stream.

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