Online Runner Guidelines

By showing off your run at BSG, we expect you to follow the rules mentioned in these guidelines. If anything is unclear, please contact Rasschla#3979 on Discord.

These rules apply to both you and your co-commentators. Make sure that they are aware of these rules as well.

Preparation for the run:

  • As mentioned during the submission phase, emulators are not allowed. However, exceptions may apply (see “Submission guidelines”) to this rule. In that case, make sure Organizing has approved your usage of an emulator.
  • Make sure that before you enter the Lobby voice channel, you have setup your stream correctly. For more info see "Where to stream"

  • If you would like to have your pronouns displayed next to your name, make sure that you have them filled in on speedrun,com, as that is where we will pull your data from. If you have different desires or would love to know what -is- displayed, feel free to contact one of our staff. Displaying pronouns are completely optional.
  • Additionally, we capture your username data from Oengus. Make sure that your username on Oengus is capitalized correctly to your liking, as that will be your username. Your Twitch name on Oengus will also be used for both Vods & stream display. Make sure that is up to date.
  • Be on time. We’d like you to be available at least 30 minutes before the scheduled end of the run before yours (check the schedule often!. Do not disconnect your stream before the tech-person tells you too.
  • At the start of the run, the volunteer on tech will explain when and how the transition will happen. The host will introduce you after the transition happened. Additionally, the host will also have a final word before heading back to the intermission.
  • Enjoy. The goal of a marathon run is showing off the run. If something goes wrong, don't let it affect you in a way that could make you annoyed. It's all about the fun, charity, and showing it off to a crowd whom doesn't know anything about your speedgame!

During the run:

  • Keep your commentary PG-13 at all times. This means no swearing of any kind. Additionally, do not explicitly talk about any non PG-13 related topics that happen in-game.
  • Keep away from topics that are sensitive. This includes things like politics, religion and other “hot button” items. This includes any form, be it on commentary or through other means.
  • Follow the instructions of the staff/volunteer on duty.
  • Keep your commentary in English.
  • Mute all mobile devices to not interfere with the stream.
  • We strongly encourage you to turn off your and BSG/ESA’s chat during the run. This to maximize the focus on the speedrun.
  • We recommend doing the intro/outro and shoutouts while the timer is running
last update: March 6th, 2021

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