“THE DUNK TANK IS BACK”, Twitch streamer KeatDawg introduced on Twitter earlier this as a part of a stunt that noticed him suspended precariously above a tank of water. 

Initially noticed by Kotaku, KeatDawg has gone stay along with his moist gamer setup a few instances this week. His gear features a water-proof mouse that allegedly price “like fifty {dollars}” and a collapsing chair suspended over a tank. Every time he misses a bounce in “Solely Up!”—a weird platforming sensation which will or is probably not an NFT commercial—KeatDawg goes into the drink.

Describing himself as a “20 yr previous 6 foot 120 pound gaming powerhouse” in his Twitch bio, KeatDawg makes it lower than ten minutes into his newest stream earlier than a key a part of his contraption fails: Whereas his mouse is waterproof, his headset is not, and it joins him for a dive when the wire preserving it suspended snaps After a second to mourn his misplaced {hardware}, KeatDawg returns to his throne by rerouting the sound by way of his TV.

KeatDawg defined the strategy behind his machine—which I’m so sure cannot be OSHA compliant: “Initially the concept got here from a game I performed final yr referred to as Bounce King (related style to Solely Up!) where I might dunk for each fall.” He then goes on to elucidate that it received him his begin streaming again in August. 

The game itself, Solely Up!, has landed in scorching water just lately on account of allegedly stealing property with out permission. Regardless of that, its reputation skyrocketed on Twitch earlier this month, hitting over 150,000 viewers. On the time of me penning this, it is sitting cosy at 20,000, almost twice as a lot as Diablo 4, and round 10,000 viewers shy of Fortnite.

I am not desiring to play it myself after my transient dip into my solely different touchstone for this type of factor, 2017’s Getting Over It with Bennet Foddy, left me steeped in gamer rage. I can not assist however really feel entranced watching KeatDawg tumbling into his tank time after time although, a destiny he has to manually set off with the self-flagellating flip of a change.

KeatDawg stays surprisingly calm, chatting away along with his followers, and appears to have achieved a zen acceptance for the moments when he is pressured to plummet into the depths. Life throws us curve balls typically, however I feel we are able to all study a lesson from Twitch’s wettest gamer and take these falls in stride.