Kaspersky to present Doom Eternal speedrunning contest
Kaspersky will team up with the European Speedrunner Assembly (ESA) this July, to present a special online edition of Break the Record Live — the showcase event of ESA’s Summer Online 2020 charity marathon. Break the Record Live will this time see seven elite gamers compete head-to-head over 14 hours to record the fastest playthrough time on Doom Eternal — one of the most popular gaming releases of 2020.
Speedrunning — a type of gaming where players try to complete a game (or in some cases, a level) as fast as possible — is a showcase of elite gaming talent. It attracts players from all over the world, across a broad spectrum of titles, ranging from traditional platform games such as Super Mario World to popular modern classics like Call of Duty. Kaspersky Vice President of Marketing Andrew Winton said: “With a fast-growing and dedicated fanbase, speedrunning has in recent years moved from a gaming niche into the mainstream of gaming. The appeal of the sport to the spectator goes beyond simply watching an elite gamer racing through a game.”