A student-led speedrunning marathon in the UK supporting SpecialEffect.

WASD 2021 is now over, raising £1408 for SpecialEffect! A big thank you to all of our runners and to everyone who donated.

Warwick's Awesome Speedruns and Demos


Warwick's Awesome Speedruns and Demos (WASD) is a 2-day speedrunning marathon run by students at the University of Warwick, UK. Now in its fifth year, it's the largest student-run speedrunning event in the UK. WASD 2021 will take place on the 13th and 14th of February 2021.

The event raises money for SpecialEffect, a charity which develops and provides assistive technology to help people with disabilities to play games.

Partners

University of Warwick Computing Society Warwick SU Warwick Esports

Supporting

Event Info


Started in 2016, WASD (Warwick's Awesome Speedruns and Demos) is a 2-day speedrunning event run annually at the University of Warwick. It is the largest student-run speedrunning event in the UK. Past events have featured a diverse range of games, from Final Fantasy IX to Rise of the Tomb Raider, from Super Monkey Ball to Parasite Eve II. WASD 2021 will run on the 13th and 14th February 2021. The event schedule has been finalised and can be found here.

Donations to the event are in support of SpecialEffect, a wonderful UK-based charity whose mission is to put fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities, by helping them to play video games. They do this by using and developing a range of accessibility hardware and software, from modified joypads to eye-gaze technology. The WASD events to date have raised over £5,000 for SpecialEffect!

When

WASD 2021 begins at 12PM UTC on 13th February 2021.

Where

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, WASD 2021 will be held fully remotely. WASD 2021 will be streamed live on Twitch on the Warwick's Awesome Speedruns and Demos Twitch channel.

Who

WASD is run by a committee of students and alumni of the University of Warwick, with support from the University of Warwick Computing Society and Warwick Esports. You can get in contact with the organisers by email or on Discord.

What's On


We hope to run WASD2021 as an in-person event but that may not be possible because of COVID. The following is what we will have available if a physical event can be safely run:

Weekend-Long Speedruning Stream

A speedrunner and his co-commentator at the event

Two days of speedrunning in aid of SpecialEffect streamed live on the Warwick's Awesome Speedruns and Demos Twitch channel. Come and say hello in the chat!

Welcoming Community

Spectators enjoying themselves at the event

Our events have a wonderful sense of community and we welcome everyone with open arms.

Signups for WASD2021 have closed, but you can still take part by watching along on our Twitch channel.