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

WASD starts on 18th June 2022.

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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 sixth year, it's the largest student-run speedrunning event in the UK. Our next event is WASD 2022, which will take place on the 18-20th June 2022.

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. The next WASD event will run from 18-20th June 2022.

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 £6,000 for SpecialEffect!

When?

WASD 2022 begins on 18th June 2022.

Where?

WASD 2022 will be held on campus, as well as streamed live on the WASD Twitch channel.

Who?

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

What's On


Unlike last year, WASD 2022 will be held in-person, so come along and support the runners!

Weekend-Long Stream

A wide-angle shot of the event

Two days of speedrunning in aid of SpecialEffect live on Warwick campus and streamed live on the WASD Twitch channel. Come and say hi!

Practice Space

A runner practicing at the event

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

Welcoming Community

Spectators enjoying themselves at the event

Our events have a wonderful sense of community and we welcome everyone with open arms!

Convenient Facilities

Nearby food outlets and grocers make it easy to stay well fed and hydrated

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

Want to take part in WASD 2022? Submit a run!

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