And winning with Anarchy before the interest dies out? Improbable, almost impossible, and here's my reasoning: the ledge before Victory road. The Infinite Monkey Theorem might make one believe anything is possible with enough time, but we're not dealing with true randomness here. The entire Twitch chat would have to avoid pressing down eleven consecutive times, and unless the trolls lose interest that's not happening.
This is not actually entirely true. In anarchy-mode, not every input sent counts, only the one input that coincides with the frame counts. That means it is more proper to see the amount of sent inputs as probabilities for that being the next move. So, sure, if 20% (or even 1%) sends Downs inputs and 60% sends Lefts during that ledge, it may have a decent chance of happening. With some luck though those downs will be drowned out with most users hopefully sending lefts. People have actually developed some tools that one can use to predict what is going to happen kind of well too...
They have gotten past a similar ledge (though not as wide, I think it was 4 blocks?) before, and did so with some strategy that let them ignore the stream-delay by abusing the start-menu. It is far from impossible but it will for sure take some time for the chat to become coordinated.
At any rate, I absolutely love the stream. It's like a dynamical system with attractors (attractors being the current main goals). It's fun to see what strategies people develop and work together towards and also all the memes and "culture" that is spawned from it.
Have a good day!
(finally made an account after years of lurking too, finally time to start posting stuff I guess... x.x)