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Watch a week of live speedruns from the European Speedrunner Assembly’s charity marathon

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The European Speedrunner Assembly’s charity speedrunning marathons might not be as big as Games Done Quick’s (opens in new tab), but they’re still worth a watch. The latest, ESA Summer 2018, kicked off yesterday and will run for a full week, finishing in the early hours of Saturday July 29.

The event will have two streams running at once: the first here (opens in new tab), and the second here (opens in new tab), so you can take your pick. Stream 1 will be constant, while Stream 2 will be taking the occasional break overnight. I enjoy having it on in the background when I’ve got other jobs to do, but if you want to tune in for a specific run then you can scan the full schedule for both streams here (opens in new tab). I'm looking forward to the Amnesia: The Dark Descent run on Stream 1 later today.

Handily, the organisers are making individual runs available to watch as soon as they're finished—click here (opens in new tab) to browse through the clips. The videos will include the chat from when the run was taking place.

Any donations will go to Save The Children (opens in new tab), and it’s raised just shy of $10,000 as of writing. You can donate through the event's website (opens in new tab).

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.