Today we are happy to announce an industry first as we expand Vie.gg’s offerings from esports-exclusive betting to include betting on speedrunning races. If you’ve been on Twitch at any time in the start of a new year or during the summer, you’ve surely seen the monumental GamesDoneQuick marathons, which display, well, games done quickly.
Speedrunning, as it’s called, was thrust into the mainstream a few times a year to great applause. But the people beating these games in absurdly fast times do more than a couple events per year. They are practicing techniques, routing new ways to beat games, and oftentimes, racing each other.
Each speedrunner plays the game on their own setup, starting at the same time as their competitor; the player to beat the game or finish their goal is the winner! That’s where organizations like Global Speedrun Association (GSA) come in.
Global Speedrun Association hosts and administrates races on a broad variety of speedrun games, most notably Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Odyssey. Across their three Twitch channels, they have seen rapid growth as they look to push speedrunning from a twice-yearly event to a truly sustainable path. Much like how the esports scene was small and unestablished only 10 years ago, groups like GSA help raise the standard of production quality and push speedrunning forward.
We love speedrunners and we love what GSA is doing. And that’s why we want to partner with them.
Rounding out the end of 2018, esports betting platform Vie.gg will be sponsoring a prize pool for three tournaments that are run by GSA: Super Metroid: Any-%, Super Mario Odyssey: Any-%, and Super Mario 64: 70-Star. The tournaments will be run with their usual style and production value, with Vie.gg providing a platform for speedrunning fans to bet on the races.
We’ll be adding these tournaments to our pool betting platform, and updating them constantly as the tournaments progress. We know that esports fans and even professional players love speedrunners and we hope to help bridge the gap even closer.
So get your fill of esports betting now! Check back once brackets are ready (a couple days before November 23rd) and start getting your bets in on your favorite runners in Odyssey, Super Metroid, and Mario 64. We’ll be ready for you.
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