On February 4th, EA and Respawn, with no prior warning, released a new Battle Royale in the Titanfall universe — Apex Legends. The element of surprise worked out, and the shooter immediately overtook Fortnite on Twitch, and in the first 72 hours it surpassed ten million players.
It’s another day and we have another speedrun racing announcement on the block! SpeedGaming was created by legendary speedrunner “Feasel” in 2015 as a way to give back to the speedrunning community, and since then has been host to a plethora of speedrun races on Twitch, and an ever-growing catalog of VODs on YouTube. Outside of GamesDoneQuick, the twice-annual live speedrun charity event, SpeedGaming is the largest and most consistent speedrunning group on Twitch.
SpeedGaming has been home to every important speedrun game across its six collective English Twitch channels, as well as a handful of broadcasts in other languages. SpeedGaming is truly a global speedrun authority, boasting nearly 13 million views on their main channel. We’re looking to help SpeedGaming continue to support the speedrunning community by sponsoring a pair of tournaments that they’ll be hosting to close out 2018.
Weekdays starting on November 26, we’ll be sponsoring and hosting SpeedGaming’s A Link To The Past / Super Metroid Combo Randomizer tournament races (say that three times fast…) on www.vie.gg/pools. Additionally, we’ll be sponsoring and hosting every match for the legendary Super Mario World tournament which will be played on weekends, starting on November 30.
You’ll be able to find a handful of additional matches and tournaments on the site too. You can catch the action across all six Twitch channels, as well as additional broadcasts in Spanish, French, and German.
We’re ready to see all of these incredibly hard-working speedrunners and racers take their craft to the next level and we spoke with Feasel to get his thoughts on the partnership:
“SpeedGaming is proud to be partnering with Vie.gg to bring our viewers a new way of enjoying their favorite races. We look forward to a long collaboration that will help expand speedrunning and its communities, as well as grow the Vie.gg brand as a pioneer in this up-and-coming sport.”
Races will start appearing on the Pools section of Vie.gg as soon as brackets are created on SpeedGaming. Check back a few days before the races begin.
We hope that you give a look at these speedrun races and see the similarities to your favorite esports. Maybe in a few years the two groups will be sitting at the same table. And we can’t wait.
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