ESA Movember 2018 - Submission Information


ESA Movember will be a 3-day weekend marathon at the end of November in aid of The Movember Foundation, the global men’s health charity. Unlike usual ESA events, this is an online marathon that will produced at and hosted from our arena in Växjö. Runners who can make the trip will be able to present their marathon runs from there.

For more details, please refer to the Master Information Post.

Timeline

Submission phase Oct. 12th - Oct. 19th
Game list and schedule: Oct. 28th
Marathon: Friday, Nov. 23rd (Noon CET) - Monday, Nov. 26th (3:00am CET)

Guidelines

We invite submissions from speedrunners and score-attackers all around the world, be it ESA regulars or first-timers.

When deciding whether a suggested game will fit into the final schedule, we will consider the following: length, entertainment value and commentary quality. We will be looking at these three qualities over others such as game popularity.

However, in order to maintain the high standards we have established on the ESA channel, we need to set some technical requirements. The following conditions apply:
- Runners must be able to stream to Twitch at a bitrate of at least 2.5 Mbit.
- Runners must use a face camera for their run during the marathon.
- All submissions must be single system only (that means no races). Co-Op runs are permitted if both runners can be at the same location and on camera.

There will be a limit of two submissions per runner. This includes different categories.

When submitting your game, you will be asked to provide a short description about the run/showcase/exhibition and a video showcasing it. Make sure that this video also meets the specifications listed above. Bonus points for submitting a video with marathon-like commentary!
We suggest adding your times to the speedrun.com-leaderboards for your game (or making your own if it doesn’t exist yet!) so we can more easily keep track of your times. If your community uses other leaderboards, please link them in the submission form.

Your estimate should consider everything that can go wrong. Actively practice no-reset runs and have backup strategies (or savegames) ready in case something never happened before.

You are welcome to submit all content including non-speedrun content as long as it has relevance. Non-complete game categories will be allowed provided they are accepted by the individual communities.
We have a similar stance on emulators: presenting the run on the original console is preferred, but if emulators are accepted by the game’s community, they are allowed.

We encourage as a part of this event further “mini meetups” amongst friendship groups. Any group that arranges a mini meetup will be scheduled to do their runs together as a block.
If you want to bring along a co-commentator via Discord, feel free to do so.

Submission Form

We will be using the same submission form developed by Lordmau5 and FreezyLemon that already proved itself for both ESA events in 2018 as well as several online marathons.

You will need to register and link your Twitch account in order to log in. Additionally we require you to link your speedrun.com and Discord accounts in the “My connected accounts” section:
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We require your speedrun.com account to check your leaderboard times. Discord will be the main tool for all forms of communication leading up to the event and will also be the way for the game selection and scheduling team to contact you.

If you don’t have an account yet, please get one HERE and join the ESA Server: https://discord.gg/esamarathon

If you already know about your availability during the weekend, please make that known in your submissions.

Possible donation incentives/bidwars can also be entered through the form. Keep in mind that those undergo a review process as well and should not add much more than five minutes to your run, unless justified. We will reach out to you if we feel like one of your incentives is inappropriate or could work better in a different format.

Your submission will remain editable until October 26th. After that only donation incentives and bid wars can be changed and major changes to things like the estimate are only possible after talking to us.

Chase Games

Anything with one or more moustaches in leading roles!

Contact Us

If you have any questions, PM either Fatzke#4192, eTholon#5871 or IrregularJinny#2406 on the ESA Discord . We’re happy to help.

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