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Esports Summit: Race to Compete: Speedrunning and Esports


While speedrunning has been around for decades, it's finally starting to get the recognition it deserves. Search terms for "speedrun" have started to overtake "esports" in the past few months, but how is it different from a typical esports competition? Community sites, events, and tools have seen explosive growth in the past year. Influencers have started harnessing the power of setting records to get views. How can game developers support speedruns and create a lasting legacy for their games? Can speedruns be adversarial competitions or events? How does the marketing opportunity compare to traditional esports? Sabina will explore the growth and potential opportunities found in the speedrunning communities.

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