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SRC Series: Rocket Racing Speedrun Challenge

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Join us for the first challenge in our SRC Series with Rocket Racing!

SRC Series: Rocket Racing Speedrun Challenge
Published 16 days ago

Attention runners and racers! We're thrilled to unveil the first challenge as part of what we are calling the SRC Series! The SRC Series is a lineup of challenges we're rolling out on a semi-regular basis, funded entirely by Speedrun.com. SRC Series challenges are designed to be fun and engaging, with a focus on community involvement. The prize bounties are smaller compared to sponsored challenges, providing a  break from the stress of high-stakes competition! We hope SRC Series challenges will bring speedrunners together from all kinds of communities to discover new games and meet new people.

For our first challenge, we've selected Rocket Racing! If you're unfamiliar, Rocket Racing is an arcade style racing game developed in collaboration with Psyonix and parent company Epic Games - taking heavy influence from Rocket League and implementing all kinds of aerial movement with track designs that force you to get crafty with your vehicle.

Here’s everything you’ll want to know heading into the challenge:

Starting Date: February 15th, 2024

Duration: 10 days, until 11:59PM UTC February 25th, 2024

Prize Distribution:

The $500 prize pool will be distributed among the top performers for fastest completion time in the Any% category. The distribution is as follows:

1st place - $250

2nd place - $150

3rd place - $100

Eligibility:

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

Game:

The game is, of course, Rocket Racing. If you haven’t played RR before, you may not know the install process as it’s a somewhat unique situation. To play Rocket Racing, you'll want to install Fortnite from within the Epic Games Launcher. From inside Fortnite, you'll be able to access Rocket Racing as one of the official game modes.

Category:

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

Submission:

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

Follow the guidelines provided for video formatting and submission requirements, found in the rules section. Please note that a new requirement has been added to this challenge, requiring that prize eligible runs must have been live streamed.

Rules and Regulations:

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

Contest Rules: https://www.speedrun.com/challenges/og37qyvl-Rocket_Racing-src-series-rocket-racing/contest

Category Rules: https://www.speedrun.com/challenges/og37qyvl-Rocket_Racing-src-series-rocket-racing/rules?view=challenge (available near launch of challenge)

Challenges

A new addition to challenges as you may have noticed is our new Challenges Hub which can be found here https://www.speedrun.com/challenges! Check it out if you haven’t seen it yet, we look forward to populating it with lots more challenges in the future!

Preparation Suggestions

To find tips & tricks for the speedrun, visit the Rocket Racing leaderboard right here on Speedrun.com. Follow either the game or the challenge to receive notifications about challenge activity! You can also join the Fortnite Speedrunning Discord server to keep up with the community!

Good luck, and have fun Racers!️

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