ESA Winter 2022 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.
- Submission Phase: October 23rd – November 7th (including)
- Schedule Release: December 19th
Depending on the submissions and the amount of attendees on-site this event might have a pre-event with runners performing their showcases online. Filling the entire schedule with runners at the event is always preferred, so the hybrid approach will only be chosen if we cannot reach that goal.
We thank everybody who helped out, submitted and showcased their runs throughout those last almost two years of online events, but it is now time to return back to Malmö. We hope to see you there and greet you in person.
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.
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.
The following technical requirements apply to the potential online portion of the event only:
- Online Runners should be able to stream to Twitch at a bitrate of at least 2.5 Mbit. Depending on your game and resolution you might be able to get away with less. Submit your video and let us be the judge!
- Online Runners must use a face camera for their run. This is to maintain the high production standard we set for all our flagship marathons, and no exceptions will be made. With programs like iVCam, your phone can easily be used for this purpose.
- Online Races must be between not more than two players. Online Co-op showcases may include more players, but only two feeds will be shown on stream.
- Online Race submissions must include a dedicated commentator. Runners may still be able to talk on stream, but we believe that a commentator able to keep track of both player's progress is important to make the race clear and entertaining for viewers at home.
Required Text Fields
Help us categorize your submissions!
Please select whether you plan on attending the event or you're submitting for only the online part of the event. This will allow us to separate submissions and also gauge how many runners will be performing their showcases on the event floor.
Please provide the links to the leaderboards of games you submitted, whether they exist on speedrun.com 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.
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 of the incentive / bid war should be able to explain the content to somebody who has no idea about the game.
Your Time Zone
Please state the time zone you're living in. This is a fallback for us in case we might be forced to schedule your showcase outside the availability windows given. This is only a concern for the potential online part of the marathon.
Marathons like this one are impossible without the hard working volunteers behind them. We will soon be taking applications for volunteering so keep an eye out for relevant information regarding that on our Discord and social media feeds.
Prizes are a great way to incentivize more donations towards a good cause. If you have something awesome to give away in the name of charity, details for prize submissions will be coming soon.
If you have any questions, PM either Fatzke#4192, eTho#5871 or EnglishBen#1572 on the ESA Discord. We’re happy to help!