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Break the Record: ONLINE – Dark Souls

December 4 @ 1:00 pm December 7 @ 3:00 am CET

How to watch

  • First run is approx. 1300CET every day. Cut-off for last reset is 12 hours later at 0100CET.
  • The event stream will be located at http://twitch.tv/esamarathon


Prize pool sponsored by Kaspersky

  • 1st: $1,500
  • 2nd: $1,000
  • 3rd: $700
  • 4th: $600
  • 5th: $500
  • 6th: $400
  • 7th: $300


The world record at the start of the event was 1h 02m 34s set by Catalyst, his qualifying time.

Entry Requirements

In cooperation with SpeedSouls, this event held open qualifiers running between between 28 October and 28 November.

  • You must record and submit a new time to the BTRL leaderboard on speedrun.com.
  • The 7 best people on the leaderboard by the end of the qualifier period will be, after verification and screening, be invited to enter event. In the event of there being less than 7 qualifying runs, the prize pool will be redistributed upwards.
  • Runs eligible for submissions must follow all usual run rules, and must have been achieved in the time period between the 1st October 2020 and the 28th November 2020 (dates are inclusive). This means only runs performed one month prior to the qualifier und runs performed during the qualifier period are eligible for submission.


You are encouraged to join the SpeedSouls Discord if you have any questions on game strategy, require technical help, and to talk about the event. BTRL specific questions should be directed to #event

Participation requirements

  • This event has no travel requirement, both qualification and event day will be played from home
  • ESA will provide a special OBS BTRL layout bundle and BTRL livesplit plugin that must be installed for event day.
  • There is an expectation of streaming 6-7 hours per day
  • First run is approx 1300CET every day. Cut-off for last reset is 12 hours later at 0100CET.
  • Time will be measured usiing In Game Time, measured via the Dark Souls In-Game Time LiveSplit Plugin
  • On event day, it is mandatory to stream with a webcam.
  • Stream quality requirements apply to event day
    • Minimum: 480p, 30fps, 1.5Mb bitrate
    • Desired: 720p, 60fps, 6Mb bitrate
  • The stream that ESA captures must include game sound only. If desired, with a dual OBS setup you can stream to an alt with game feed only, maintaining a microphone on your main
  • The event stream will be located at http://twitch.tv/esamarathon

Event Flyer

European Speedrunner Assembly

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