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Athena Crisis $1000 Speedrun Challenge!

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Attention all turn-based strategy enjoyers and speedrunners from all genres! We are extremely excited to announce our $1000 Athena Crisis Speedrunning Challenge in collaboration with Nakazawa Tech & Null Games!

Athena Crisis $1000 Speedrun Challenge!
Published 1 month ago

Prepare yourselves for a challenge which will test your wit and of course - speed.

Starting Date: 12:00pm UTC May 22nd, 2024

Duration: 11 days, until 11:59PM UTC June 2nd, 2024

This challenge is especially exciting, because we’ve worked with the developer on some extra content developed specifically for this speedrun challenge - more on that later. Here’s what you need to know:


Must own a legitimate copy of Athena Crisis

Open to players aged 18 and above worldwide, with the following exceptions: North Korea, Syria, Sudan, Cuba, and Venezuela.


As this is a challenge for a pre-existing game, we will not be revealing the category until near the start of the challenge to avoid anyone starting too far ahead of time. That said, if you want to hop in a game and start learning the basics to prepare yourself - we encourage you to do so if you’d like!


Record your speedrun and submit it via our Challenge leaderboard here on

Follow the guidelines provided for video formatting and submission requirements, found in the rules section.

Rules and Regulations:

All speedruns must adhere to the official rules, available on the Challenge leaderboard.

Contest Rules:

Category Rules:

Prize Distribution:

The $1000 prize pool will be distributed among the top performers for fastest completion time in the chosen category. The distribution is as follows:

1st place - $500

2nd place - $300

3rd place - $200


In case you aren’t aware of what a challenge is in the context of, a Challenge leaderboard functions similarly to the regular leaderboards you're already familiar with. However, we've made a few layout adjustments to cater to the time-sensitive nature of challenges and the inclusion of prize pools.

We always aim to avoid any undue pressure on the associated moderation team with whatever game is the focus of the challenge - so to ensure a smooth process, all runs submitted to the challenge leaderboard will be screened and verified by either SRC staff or Athena Crisis moderation team members volunteering for the challenge specifically. After the challenge concludes, SRC staff will collaborate with the Athena Crisis moderation team to discuss the potential merging of challenge runs into the regular leaderboard once the moratorium period expires, respecting the mod team's preferences.

Preparation Suggestions

To follow the challenge as well as find tips & tricks for the speedrun, visit the Athena Crisis Challenge leaderboard right here on and the #🏃🏽-speedrun channel in the Athena Crisis Discord server

Good luck, and have fun speedrunners! :)

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