We intend to host WASD 2021 at Warwick Students' Union, University of Warwick in Coventry, United Kingdom. However, due to the ongoing pandemic we cannot guarantee the event will happen in person, and if necessary we will host the event online instead. We will make this decision around at the end of October and notify any applicants should they wish to withdraw.
Please be sure to answer both questions in the submission form regarding availability of attending the event online and/or in person.
Warwick's Awesome Speedruns and Demos 2021
Started in 2016, WASD (Warwick's Awesome Speedruns and Demos) is a 2-day speedrunning event run annually at the University of Warwick. It is the largest student-run speedrunning event in the UK. Past events have featured a diverse range of games, from Final Fantasy IX to Rise of the Tomb Raider, from Super Monkey Ball to Parasite Eve II. WASD 2021 will run on the 13th and 14th February 2021, with the event schedule to be confirmed mid-December 2020.
Donations to the event are in support of SpecialEffect, a wonderful UK-based charity whose mission is to put fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities, by helping them to play video games. They do this by using and developing a range of accessibility hardware and software, from modified joypads to eye-gaze technology. The WASD to date events have raised over £5,000 for SpecialEffect!