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

WASD 2020 starts in 133 days, 7 hours and 69 minutes

Signups are now closed and the schedule is available on Horaro. Want to spectate? Our infopack has all the details you'll need to get to the event.

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 2020 will take place on the 1st and 2nd of February.

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




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 2020 will run on the 1st and 2nd of February 2020, with the event schedule to be confirmed mid-December 2019.

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 last two WASD events raised almost £3,000 for SpecialEffect!


WASD 2020 begins at 10AM UTC on 1st February 2020.


WASD 2020 will be hosted at Warwick Students' Union, University of Warwick in Coventry, United Kingdom. Doors open for spectators at 9:30AM UTC.

WASD 2020 will be streamed live on Twitch on the Warwick Esports 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 and Warwick Esports. You can get in contact with the organisers by email or on Discord.

How to get there

The University of Warwick has fantastic connections with the city of Coventry, which is easily accessible by the national rail network. The campus is very close to and signposted on both the A45 and A46 roads. Coventry is also 20 minute train journey away from Birmingham International airport.

More information on how to get to WASD 2020 will be available in our infopack.

What's On

Weekend-long Speedrunning Stream

Two days of speedrunning in aid of SpecialEffect streamed live on the Warwick Esports Twitch channel. Come and say hello in chat!

Practice Space

The practise area is a dedicated space for you to trim off some seconds or master that difficult skip while waiting for your run.

Tabletop Games

Wind down and relax by joining us for some tabletop games in a quiet area in the event room.

Convenient Facilities

There are plenty of convenient local shops and facilities, from grocery stores to coffee shops.