Cr1tikal's Third $10k Challenge Shaken Up by 1.5 Hour Skip on Day 1

MoistCr1tikal has returned with his highly-anticipated third $10,000 speedrun challenge after a three-month hiatus. If you're new to the challenge, here's what you need to know: Following the success of his first challenge, Cr1tikal announced that he planned to make it a regular event, with a monthly occurrence if possible. He also revealed that in each challenge, $1,000 would be awarded to the person who discovered the most impactful glitch, in addition to the $10,000 prize split among the top three runners at the end of the two-week period. That means first place takes home $6,000, second place gets $2,500, and third place receives $1,500.

Imgur is Deleting All Old Content Not Tied to an Account - Find Out if This Affects You.

Recently, Imgur unfortunately announced the following: “Our new Terms of Service will go into effect on May 15, 2023. We will be focused on removing old, unused, and inactive content that is not tied to a user account from our platform” Read more to find out some options for if your content is affected.

6 Potential Speedgames From Steam Next Fest Feb '23

A couple days ago Steam began their latest Next Fest - an event where hundreds of developers release demos to their upcoming releases that takes place 3 times a year. While there’s always a lot to sort through, there’s always a few diamond needles in the haystack. In no particular order, here are 6 games from Next Fest February 2023 that I think have great potential for speedrunning.

MoistCr1tikal Announced Yet Another $10k Speedrun Challenge

At the end of last year MoistCr1tikal hit the speedrunning community with some huge news, announcing a $10,000 speedrun challenge for a game almost no one had ever heard of before - Amok Runner. Now he's announced another challenge with a brand new game.

Introducing Merch: Speedrun Shop!

We’re excited to announce our brand new merch store, Speedrun Shop!

Leaderboard Update - Now Public!

Some updates about leaderboard improvements, as well as plans for the future.

Spotlight: Juh0rse

This month we are spotlighting Juh0rse, aka Juh0, a Singaporean speedrunner with a love of horror games who founded Lion Speedrunners Assembly.

Beta Features Going Public - Featured Run and Game Ordering

Today, we're pushing two new features from beta into the public! Let's take a look at the new Game Ordering and Featured Run features.

Spotlight: League of Puzzle Speedrunners

This month, we're spotlighting The League of Puzzle Speedrunners, a community focused on running and racing action puzzle games from the Puzzle League series.

Spotlight: Arcalena

This month’s spotlight is Araclena, a Hades speedrunner with runs in dozens of categories who recently performed a run for Frost Fatales.

Introducing Supporter

We're introducing a new site feature called Supporter. This optional program will grant Supporters an ad-free experience on and other perks.

Spotlight: Ryan Ford

This month’s spotlight is Ryan Ford, a former pro-Melee competitor who now speedruns a variety of games.

ESA Winter 2022 Highlights

ESA Winter 2022 raised over $100,000 for the first time ever, benefiting Alzheimerfonden. Let's take a look at some of the runs that helped ESA raise more than ever before!

Spotlight: RoseCurel

This month, let's get to know RoseCurel, a runner who surprised AGDQ audiences earlier this year when she took on the final boss of Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix while blindfolded.

Settings, Security, and Infrastructure Update

Today, we're launching an updated user settings page. Let's take a look at the new changes!

AGDQ 2022 Highlights

Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 was a total blast, raising the most amount of money at any GDQ ever, clocking in at a whopping $3,416,729 total raised for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Let's talk about some of the highlights of last weeks event.

Spotlight: Blindrunners

Blindrunners are a group of speedrunners who run games they've never played before. Let's take a closer look at how this community puts their own spin on speedrunning.

Spotlight: Etchy

Etchy is a speedrunner and router known for his Pokemon runs. Let's learn more about his journey in speedrunning.

Bug Fixes & Improvements Update #1

Bug fixes and improvements from October 25-29, 2021

Spotlight: Emray

It's our pleasure to introduce you to Emray: a speedrunner with a flair for routing.

Games & Profiles - Comments Disabling, Permission Levels & Controls

We’ve released a second round of moderation features for the recently released comments sections. Let’s dig into the details.

Games & Profiles - Moderation Features, Privacy Improvements & More

Let's talk about comments, spam moderation, runner safety, and more.

Games & Profile Updates

Introducing the new game pages AND profile pages. Some new features and a fresh new look for the existing ones. Let's also discuss some new things on the roadmap.

Spotlight: Meep_Moop

This time, we're shining the spotlight on Meep_Moop, a Pico-8 speedrunner with a particular interest in Celeste Classic.

The First Mod Hub Update: Runs Awaiting Verification

Introducing the new Mod Hub with the first tool: a new Runs Awaiting Verification page. Let's also discuss a bug fix and some planned features for the Mod Hub.

Prioritizing Entertainment in Speedrunning

When games don't provide what speedrunners are looking for, sometimes it's up to the community to step up to make the changes for themselves.

Spotlight: Team Ico Speedruns

This month, we're featuring a community of speedrunners who focus on games from developer Team Ico.

Site performance improvements, bug fixes, and more!

Checking in this week to follow up on the data migration earlier this month, some bug fixes, and more from our new Community Manager!

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