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

WASD Summer starts on 14th August 2021 in 93 days, 15 hours and 23 minutes

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. Our next event is WASD Summer 2021, which will take place on the 14th and 15th of August 2021.

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


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Event Info

Started in 2016, Warwick's Awesome Speedruns and Demos (WASD) is a 2-day speedrunning event held 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 runs over the course of a weekend each February, and WASD Summer, a new event, will run between each main WASD event during the summer. The first WASD Summer will be held on 14-15th August 2021.

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 achieve this by using and developing a range of accessibility hardware and software, from modified joypads to eye-gaze technology. To date, the WASD events have raised over £5,000 for SpecialEffect!


WASD Summer 2021 begins at 12PM UTC on 14th August 2021.


WASD Summer 2021 will be held entirely remotely and streamed live on the WASD Twitch channel.


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

What's On

Due to the ongoing situation, we can't ensure upcoming events will be run in-person. Our next event, WASD Summer 2021, will be entirely remote. We hope to be able to run the next WASD event in person!

Weekend-Long Speedruning Stream

A wide-angle shot of the event

Two days of speedrunning in aid of SpecialEffect streamed live on the WASD Twitch channel. Come and say hi 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 WASD Summer 2021 have closed, but you can still take part by watching along on our Twitch channel.