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ESA Summer 2023 is a week-long in-person speedrunning marathon at the Quality Hotel View in Malmö (Sweden), featuring speedrunners and score-attackers from all around the world with the primary goal of raising money for our charity partner Alzheimerfonden. The Swedish Alzheimer's Foundation wants nothing less than to eradicate dementia once and for all. To achieve this goal they fund the research for preventive measures, inhibiting drugs and ultimately a cure.

For this event we are looking for on-site showcases only and won't be featuring online runs.

Key Dates

  • Submission Phase: 15 Apr (16:00 CEST) – 30 Apr (23:59 CEST)
  • First Picks: 21 May
  • Tickets Available: 28 Apr (1800 CEST)
  • Volunteer Applications: 28 Apr – 14 May (23:59 CEST). Applicants can expect a reply by early June.
  • Submission Phase for Chase Games & unreleased games: 04 June - 06 June (23:59 CEST)
  • Schedule Release: 11 June
  • Marathon Dates: 22 – 30 July

Chase Games for ESA Summer 2023

  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  • System Shock
  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
  • Street Fighter 6


Traditional speedruns are and always will be the bulk of the event. However, we invite and urge you to think outside the box and submit unique showcases, feats of skill, community projects, or just silly fun. In the past years, some of these have not only created the most memorable moments of their respective events or even ESA history, but also raised a significant amount of donations.
We love these breaths of fresh air, and it's always apparent to us when there's a lot of thought and care put into any submission.
If you have any questions about whether or not your idea for the event might work, don't hesitate to reach out! More often than not, the answer will be yes, and we'll go to great lengths to make things happen if we think it's worth it.

At ESA Summer 2023 we will generally only be accepting on-site commentary applications. Please prepare your submissions accordingly!


There is a limit of five submissions per runner. You can submit multiple different categories for the same game, but these will count towards your personal total.

Even if you consider yourself already familiar with them, please read our full Submission Guidelines before submitting.

ESA carries out suitability checks on runners and commentators based on the information included in your submission(s). Please be aware that ESA reserves the right to decline runners or commentators for behaviour outside of the event as judged against the ESA Code of Conduct. By submitting you agree to these terms and conditions.

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Commentary Exhibition

Being able to judge commentary quality is very important to us. This can be a VOD of a past marathon appearance or a commentated version of one of your submitted showcases.

Leaderboard Links

Please provide the links to the leaderboards of games you submitted, whether they exist on or elsewhere. If there are no leaderboards relevant to your submission, feel free to provide a meme of your choice instead to fulfil the requirements of the form.

How will your showcase(s) encourage donations?

We kindly ask you to take a moment to think about how your submission(s) are incentivizing engagement/donations. ESA is a charity event, and the more mindful we are of this the more we can raise for a good cause.

Donation Incentives / Bid Wars

If there are any donation incentives and / or bid wars that you would like to submit with your game(s), please submit them here separated by game. Keep in mind that the description should be able to explain the content to somebody who has no idea about the game.


Marathons like this one are impossible without the hard working volunteers behind them. Applications open on April 28th, please consider applying here:

Prize Submissions

Prizes are a great way to incentivize more donations towards a good cause. If you wish to give away something awesome in the name of charity, please send an e-mail to [email protected] !


If you have any questions, PM either Fatzke#4192, EnglishBen#1572 or Daspharaoh#5699 on the ESA Discord. We’re happy to help!