Doug Merrill (Opulent)


Doug Merrill (alias Opulent, born December 3, 1967) is an American Doomer, mapper, speedrunner and former maintainer of the Doomed Speed Demos Archive.


Merrill started playing Doom in 1995 and began to show great interest in demo recording. Until 2018, he submitted 1336 demos with a total time of 120 hours to the Doom Speed Demo Archive—ranking him twelfth by demo count and ninth by duration—and more than 50 demos to the Compet-n database. On November 12, 2008, he retired from maintaining the Archive, and was succeeded by Andy Olivera. Together, they received the Espi Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 2016 Cacowards.

He created a multitude of levels for single and multiplayer. He used to maintain a website called The Doom II Resource.

He spent a lot of his time on playing games in the Quake series, and even claimed to be better at playing Quake II than Doom.

He is employed at General Dynamics Corporation.

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Current Compet-n records[edit]

The following data was last verified in its entirety on July 17, 2020.

Level runs for the PWADs[edit]

Doug holds three map records: one for Hell Revealed, one for Memento Mori, and one for Memento Mori II.


  • Family members Derek and David Merrill also created several levels each.

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