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Simply put: it's a marathon for the heroes who speedrun handheld games.

"But what is a handheld game exactly?"

Well, we're looking at consoles that meet both of the following definitions: they are designed to be strictly portable, and they are designed for gaming. This includes consoles like the Gameboy, Nintendo DS, PSP, Game Gear, etc. This does not include consoles like the Switch nor any phone apps.

Handheld speedrunning is fairly underrepresented, and we want to bring light not only to those speedrunners willing to put in the time and effort to run the games, but the games themselves in the hope that more speedrunners will want to learn and run the games.

The marathon will be streamed live on from July 12-14, 2019.

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