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  LeeTheNPCLeeTheNPC

I don't speedrun this game, but i look at the leaderboard and there are so many people from France. Any particular reason why?

 
  McBobXMcBobX

Probably the game is much more popular in France than the rest of the world.

 
  N0ught234N0ught234

The only correlation I can possibly see is SMB sponsored SGDQ 2017 which was raising money for Doctors Without Borders which is a French charity. I doubt it really affects runners though.

 
  PackSciencesPackSciences

'The only correlation I can possibly see is SMB sponsored SGDQ 2017 which was raising money for Doctors Without Borders which is a French charity.' No, that's false.
At first, there were a big community around SMB in France with MisterMV, DingoDrole and so on that were very popular and running at various events, so the SMB community greatly expanded in France.
Also, there were a french tournament, Ultime Decathlon that had SMB Any% as part of the tournament.

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  Ya-GGYa-GG

On top of that, we had the opportunity to have french people doing very good Youtube videos about commentating/explaining the glitchs during speedruns. DingoDrole and MisterMV did a Meat Boy any% race during one of these episodes dedicated to speedrun, TAS ans Scoring.

Because of that, not only Super Meat Boy, but the speedrun and TAS have expanded a lot in our country, guided by the most popular french runners/streamers.

Examples of french assaults (before the creation of the Ultime Decathlon, which is another story) : Super Meat Boy, Hotline Miami 1 & 2, Limbo, SteamWorld Dig...

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