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Speedrunning’s Marathon Growth

speedrunning's growth on live streaming platforms

As early as the ’90s, speedrunning has brought hard-core and casual gamers together to enjoy one thing: beating someone’s best time. A speedrun is a play-through of a whole video game or a selected part of it (such as a single level), played with the intention of completing it as fast as possible. Since 2019, there have been over 230K speedrun stream titles across Twitch, Youtube Gaming, and Facebook Gaming. Mario 64, Dark Souls, and Minecraft are just some of the game titles that players often attempt. Additionally, organizations like have popularized charity streaming among speedrunning while some streamers, like , have kickstarted incredibly successful careers from their runs.